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Old 03-01-2018, 12:54 PM
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Hi,
I was looking to see if anyone has had the same issue and has a solution to my problem.


I have a 02 ford ranger edge plus, with a 3.0 v6 auto trans.

When Iím going up a hill while accelerating it stutters and shaking around as if you are going over a hell of a lot of bumps it also sometimes does this under acceleration on flat roads.


Any information and/or solutions would be appreciated

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Old 03-07-2018, 08:01 AM
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Check the plug wires and plugs.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:16 AM
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Check the plug wires and plugs.


Thanks for the advice,
Itís near 95k miles so going to change plugs, wires and ignition coil next week


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Old 04-03-2018, 08:09 AM
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Plugs, wires and air filter changed and still bucks and jerks when accelerating when at higher speeds 50+mph


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Old 04-05-2018, 07:49 AM
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Maybe the coil pack took a krap
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:51 AM
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The coil pack itís self does not look to old itís a motorcraft, Iíll get that changed some time soon with another motorcraft part, thanks for your input


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Old 04-05-2018, 12:41 PM
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Not to scare you but those could be im saying could be symptons of a head gasket/cracked head problem. How does the oil cap look? You losing coolant?

My 2010 ranger at 200k miles was having those symptons when boom white smoke and misfiring.

It had a cracked head and an engine rebuilder shop fixed it. 2 years later after it was fixed it wants more and more.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:50 PM
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Not to scare you but those could be im saying could be symptons of a head gasket/cracked head problem. How does the oil cap look? You losing coolant?

My 2010 ranger at 200k miles was having those symptons when boom white smoke and misfiring.

It had a cracked head and an engine rebuilder shop fixed it. 2 years later after it was fixed it wants more and more.


My oil cap looks fine also just changed the oil and filter like 2 weeks ago and the oil looked fine, my coolant level has not really changed at all


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Old 04-05-2018, 02:29 PM
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My oil cap looks fine also just changed the oil and filter like 2 weeks ago and the oil looked fine, my coolant level has not really changed at all


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Also is there any specific way to check if the head gasket is going/gone?


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Old 04-05-2018, 02:49 PM
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If youre not losing coolant and oil cap not milky its not that.

U Put new MOTORCRAFT plugs?

NEW NGK WIRES?

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U cleaned the MAF sensor?

Miles??????

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Maybe fuel pump is shot.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:59 PM
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If youre not losing coolant and oil cap not milky its not that.

U Put new MOTORCRAFT plugs?

NEW NGK WIRES?

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U cleaned the MAF sensor?

Miles??????

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Maybe fuel pump is shot.


NKG IRIDIUM IX plugs
Motorcraft wires
95k miles
Have not cleaned MAF



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Old 04-06-2018, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: Truck stuttering

same truck. I had a very similar sounding problem. Everything was fine with normal driving but when I had to get on the gas it would buck. I changed the Camshaft Synchronizer and Sensor. It wasn't giving me the usual squeal sound when it goes bad but that fixed it.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:17 AM
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same truck. I had a very similar sounding problem. Everything was fine with normal driving but when I had to get on the gas it would buck. I changed the Camshaft Synchronizer and Sensor. It wasn't giving me the usual squeal sound when it goes bad but that fixed it.


Yeah Iím booked in to get that changed on Thursday if the price is right if not Iíll do it myself , Iíve got the part and alignment tool but donít want to mess with it as I ainít ever changed one before


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