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Old 02-10-2011, 04:05 PM
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i am at a loss with my truck right now. not sure what exactally is wrong. the catalytic converter was clogged. fixed that problem with flex pipe. the truck was running really poorly and cutting out almost like it isn't getting fuel but it seems to be. took it to a mechanic and he put it on a machine to test it. said the o2 sensor was bad. (it is before the cat converter). the truck is an 88. and it is still cutting out and doing the same thing after we replaced the o2 sensor. i am at a loss and in desperate need of my vehicle to be running right. i have owned the truck since july and had all kinds of problems. and have barely been able to drive the thing and it is the only vehicle i have right now. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:02 PM
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Well welcome first, also give us some more info about your truck. The truck cutting out could be it not getting enough air, or if your cats were clogged, something else might be clogged in the exhaust system as well.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:10 PM
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Hello Amanda, and welcome.. tell us your specs, see if we cant help you get it lined out
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:28 AM
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it is a 1988 Ford ranger xlt. lots of miles. 2wd. 2.9 liter engine. if you need something more specific than that just let me know. thanks.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:44 AM
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cut it all off and run straight pipes
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:56 AM
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had a friend tell me it could be the ignition module? would that maybe be a possibility? not sure. or do you think it is more of a problem for sure with the exhaust system itself. ie muffler etc.
thanks for the help
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:48 AM
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The module could be to blame but there may be more wrong some where in the ignition system (plugs, wires, cap, rotor, or distributor). Could be a fuel problem, like clogged fuel filter or bad pump (just because the car runs doesnt mean the pumps not bad). And unless the person that did you cadalitic converter dropped a rag or something down the pipe the muffler will not be the case. Mitchell On Demand says that your motor is EFI so it could be an injector too. I would have a mechanic or friend or you get a fuel pressure gauge and check that first, check the air filter that could be clogged shut from dirt. The pressure should read 30-45 PSI if not look in to the pump or filter if it is then go to the plugs, check them for spark and how bad the plugs are, if there are any breaks in the wires or the distributor cap. If every thing checks out, check back with us and we will go from there.
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