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Old 12-30-2010, 02:56 PM
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Hi new to the forum, and new to ranger. i got some pics of some stuff that i dont know exactly what they are/ funstion. I got some pics of em maybe you can help me out. Oh its a 1985 ford ranger 2.3L.

This is connected to the fuel lines, i dont know what it is really >.<


I'm thinking this is an In line fuel pump?????



and This is something i don't get


It sticks out of the exhaust manifold, but it's not going to the cat, because there is a pipe that'd normally go to it. There is another pipe under the battery that looks about the same diameter, and where it looks like it should go. any ideas?

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:03 PM
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the first picture is your fuel filter and the other pics are of whats left of the heat duct thats supposed to go up to the intake for the choke.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:39 PM
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o ok, that a pretty big fuel filter!. And was i right about the second pic being a fuel pump?. Also i was looking up replacement manifolds, and the replacement dont have that heat duct attachment, so do i need it? i though choke was for carbed engines.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:41 PM
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o ok, that a pretty big fuel filter!. And was i right about the second pic being a fuel pump?. Also i was looking up replacement manifolds, and the replacement dont have that heat duct attachment, so do i need it? i though choke was for carbed engines.
i was pretty sure the 85 2.3 is carbed. is it not?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:02 PM
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my dad had and old 87 i4 ranger years ago, i think there was some intake hose going to the front from the airbox.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:18 PM
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Well i looked up some info on the engines on the ranger statio, and it said that in 85 they started EFI in the late 2.0's and 2.3's heres a pic, you can see the air intake hose goin off to the left toward the airfilter box.



heres a link to the article i found the info on:
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...cylinders.html
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:38 PM
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But it is running OK?..you just wondered about the parts in the 1st pictures..as to what they are? You are missing the plastic cover over the cam belt. You can probably get one cheap from an auto-wrecker...might even give you a chance to see where the shroud on the exhaust manifold is suppossed to be linked to. I suspect that is nothing to worry about. Give that cam belt a good look..they are often neglected and can cause great expense if they go.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:08 PM
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thanks i def will, i haven't had it long so im just checking things out right now. There's a pull a part with a lot of older rangers for me to look for parts if i need em. i think the last time this thing was really driven was 2004 so it def needs some work. It runs fine surprisingly, just cuts out after 5 mins or so, im replacing the fuel filter first to see if that's the problem. Theres a belt missing what looks like it goes to the A/C pump or something, so i need to check that out too. heres a picture of one more thing, it's a sensor or relay idk, and it isnt connected to anything, but is corroded as crud on the inside of it.
It's in the top right corner, i can get a closer pic later if u want.


sorry if im askin a lot of newbie questions, I just need as much info on these truck as i can get from someone with more experience with these, and not my haynes manual. so thanks in advance greatly!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:01 AM
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The second picture you are asking about is probably the fuel pump. From what I understand, the Ranger has two, one high pressure pump and one low pressure pump. The low pressure pump is in the tank, so I would have to assume that the picture you showed is the high pressure pump on the frame.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:19 PM
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Your last picture of the unconnected electrical plug..I wouldn't worry about that either. Go to that pull apart place and ask if you can look at a few of the Rangers since you are worried about a few potentially missing parts. If it hardly ran since 2004 sounds like you are already doing well. Sitting so long it could use fresh gas with heavy duty injector cleaner (the ones that are recommended every 3,000 miles), an oil change, check the air filter, etc. Running 5 minutes and then dying could be the fuel filter needing replacement. Get that solved then you should change the transmission fluid, diff. oil and the brake fluid. If you can do those things yourself you won't be spending too much money. A new cam belt isn't much if you do it yourself and will be good for a pretty long time. Very good pictures by the way!
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:55 PM
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Thanks, lovin the new camera, they'll get better once i get used to it. Well i checked the fuel filter, turns out it didnt have one....... the canister that holds it was incredibly dirty, and we found a universal fuel filter had been put on, and had kinked the line. the univ. filter was wayyyy too big for this engine anyways so its gone. So i turned the key over to listen for the pump to run, and it sounds like only the inline one is working, and the previous owner didn't use the right stuff to secure the fuel lines so there's leaks here and there. Basically I have to redo the fuel lines and pumps for this thing to kick back to normal. I checked the cam belt, and it looks good, so they must have replaced it ( which im hoping they did't mess up the timing). also another fear was the belt that ran to the a/c compressor wasn't there so we thought it had locked up, but luckily its fine too. so on that dead connection, do i need to do anything about it? what would it usually go to? thanks for all the help!
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:24 PM
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Thanks, lovin the new camera, they'll get better once i get used to it. Well i checked the fuel filter, turns out it didnt have one....... the canister that holds it was incredibly dirty, and we found a universal fuel filter had been put on, and had kinked the line. the univ. filter was wayyyy too big for this engine anyways so its gone. So i turned the key over to listen for the pump to run, and it sounds like only the inline one is working, and the previous owner didn't use the right stuff to secure the fuel lines so there's leaks here and there. Basically I have to redo the fuel lines and pumps for this thing to kick back to normal. I checked the cam belt, and it looks good, so they must have replaced it ( which im hoping they did't mess up the timing). also another fear was the belt that ran to the a/c compressor wasn't there so we thought it had locked up, but luckily its fine too. so on that dead connection, do i need to do anything about it? what would it usually go to? thanks for all the help!
The Dead Connection..being the one that goes to nowhere?..ya don't worry about that for now. My 87 had similar (not saying the same)..an unconnected plug that had nothing plugged into it. Wiring harnesses are usually made to be the same for most if not all of the vehicles in production despite variances in the options on the final product. So looks like the fuel lines were really bastardized. 2 fuel pumps?..I doubt that is so. Have tried in vain to find a 1985 workshop manual or parts list for your truck online for free download. Here is a place that has some..not cheap. http://www.diyrepairmanuals.com/products.asp?cat=2567 I'd be curious just to see the parts list which would show and describe what your fuel line/delivery should be made up of.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:25 PM
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awesome news, it lives! she runs. I put some Gumout fuel system cleaner to get all the gunk out. Ya there is two fuel pumps, on on the frame and one in the tank. you can also hear them priming in the tank and one the frame one. It isnt running steady right now, it wants to die every so often, so im gonna drive it around the yard and let it idle for a few days to see if that's just alot of trash. Heat works too which is a plus :P. thanks for the link, is that the same as my haynes manual?

Im starting to think another reason its doing it could be my high pressure pump goin bad, since it only sputters when im heavy on the pedal trying to accelerate, but idles fine.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:32 PM
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well i def found the problem, bad in-tank fuel pump, it was pretty much deteriorating inside the tank, which was rusting away itself. I ordered a new fuel pump/assembly, and gonna get a new tank. I'm gonna start a build/repair thread soon, so ill have lots of pictures n stuff in there.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:42 AM
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ok dunno if this is late or not k but the little duct coming off the manifold is actually to help with starting/ feeding warm air to the engine in cold weather i dont understand why though its stupid just was there to increase the cost of the vehicle and that plug im pretty sure is for your obd scan tool to connect there should be another one near it yet. and on another note yes most wiring harness are universal for the vehicles except there are alot of difference's between year model and options.
how i know all this is ford used that vent thing through out the years i even had it on my 94 4.0l my 97 2.3l sohc doesnt have it though.
o and to the person who doesnt think ford used to fuel pumps my 94 and my 97 both had two fuel pumps i know that because i had to have both of them replaced before they where really driveable. or it was something previous owners did... ok have a great day
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