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Old 10-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Dean93 Dean93 is offline
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O.K. I had the same problem so I changed out my intake, to a custom mass flow system it was easy and only cost about $35.00 at autozone. Also inside your stock intake there is a muffler, taking this out is easy and free it added about a 5% increase in horse power. With the new intake and all i'm about 15% more horse power and 10% better fuel eff.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:27 AM
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because its a 2.3...lol man they have no power period. i dont miss my ol 94's engine at all, miss the truck , but not the engine!
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:29 PM
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because its a 2.3...lol man they have no power period.
i agree but for gas milage it's great.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:09 AM
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ya know im not one to talk but we are all looking for ways to make our rangers faster ,why dont we just get mustangs i mean we are trying to make a pickup faster rather than using it what it was made for like light duty towing and daily driving LOL
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:17 AM
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ya know im not one to talk but we are all looking for ways to make our rangers faster ,why dont we just get mustangs i mean we are trying to make a pickup faster rather than using it what it was made for like light duty towing and daily driving LOL
you can get a mustang if you really want one myself i'd go for a older f150 lightning like this one..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMdiq...om=PL&index=37
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:21 PM
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Haha I'm really not trying to hot rod my ranger. Just make it so I can get up a hill with no load at all in say 5th gear on the interstate lol. I'm planing on getting Lucas Injector Cleaner and a new air filter for now. Then before winter hits completely in Iowa change of oil. and when necessary switch out the stock muffler for a cherry bomb or something like that.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:28 PM
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Haha I'm really not trying to hot rod my ranger. Just make it so I can get up a hill with no load at all in say 5th gear on the interstate lol. I'm planing on getting Lucas Injector Cleaner and a new air filter for now. Then before winter hits completely in Iowa change of oil. and when necessary switch out the stock muffler for a cherry bomb or something like that.
if you are looking to get up hills in 5th gear it is not going to happen 5th gear is overdrive and is for cruising at a steady speed not accelerating
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:31 PM
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Wouldn't keeping a steady speed up a hill be ideal though?
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:46 PM
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Wouldn't keeping a steady speed up a hill be ideal though?
it would be with a 6 cyl. or 8 cyl. but not a 2.3 4 cyl.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:55 PM
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I see you are looking at bigger tires. Not good if you think it lacks power now, you will me really disappointed with the bigger tires. They are heavier & take more power to turn them.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:56 AM
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I see you are looking at bigger tires. Not good if you think it lacks power now, you will me really disappointed with the bigger tires. They are heavier & take more power to turn them.
yeah off the line would be slower but going down the highway would improve acceleration a little but they will throw off your speedometer
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:24 PM
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Yea I was looking into them but chances are they will never actually happen. I'm just a poor high school kid. I need to go out and get a winter job. But I haven't.
Thing is today I switched out my air filter and the old filter turned out to be like smashed down in the holder thing. So I'm guessing that might have affected it a little. But now I have a new Fram Tough Gaurd. I also put in my injector cleaner. We'll see how this goes for me!!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:31 PM
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Yea I was looking into them but chances are they will never actually happen. I'm just a poor high school kid. I need to go out and get a winter job. But I haven't.
Thing is today I switched out my air filter and the old filter turned out to be like smashed down in the holder thing. So I'm guessing that might have affected it a little. But now I have a new Fram Tough Gaurd. I also put in my injector cleaner. We'll see how this goes for me!!!
hey man ive been in your shoes if there is snow in your area take advantage and shovel roofs you can make as much as 300 dollars per roof in which if you where to do about 20 you could have one sweet ranger
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:05 PM
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hmmm I don't know that I've heard about roof shoveling around here but I'll look into it. Specially if its that kind of moneys.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: Why does my 93 2.3L have no power?

I have a 92 4cyl 2.3 i have also noticed the lack of power. I replaced all wires, plugs, both coil packs, fuel filter, air filter and egr. But even after all that i still noticed it wasnt as efficient as it could be, i checked for vaccum leaks and found none. But have you replaced your pcv hose (the little hose that goes from the top of the crankcase to the intake manifold)? i recently noticed (even though it was right infront of my face) that it was all cracked. As soon as i put it on i could feel the difference, it didnt idle rough and didnt stumble upon acceleration like it had previously done. I also have the problem of my MIL light coming on and off. if you want more info on your trouble codes i think i can help.

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Wouldn't keeping a steady speed up a hill be ideal though?
no, i experience that problem when driving the I15, you gotta hit those hills in 3rd. You gotta figure these engines dont have a whole lot of torque and if your increasing altitude and incline in overdrive you have even less power, overdrive is for cruise; so flat roads, or roads with very little incline.
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