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Old 07-19-2018, 02:21 PM
jaghometeam jaghometeam is offline
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Alright y'all I'm new to this forum stuff but I have a 98 ranger that sounded like it was starving for fuel one day so I parked it and started driving my dodge but today I decided it was time to fix it so checked fuel pump it was running fine and changed fuel filter it starts up and idles fine but when I go to give it the fuel it seems like it just falls on its face and don't got the power to pull a greasy string out of a cats a** but it don't have no get up and go and spits and spuders I've replaced spark plugs a idle control valve and the mass airflow sensor on it but I don't know much bout these rangers so any help would be appreciated


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Old 07-19-2018, 02:59 PM
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Catalytic converters may be clogged
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:40 PM
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Catalytic converters may be clogged


There ain't none on it the man that had it before me had them cut out when they put the after market exhaust on I thought the same thing my pa had the same thing happen to him


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Old 07-19-2018, 09:03 PM
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I'm no mechanic so I'm going to go with the easy shit first, you have changed out the fuel from the fuel tank with new fresh fuel correct?
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:51 PM
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Check fuel pressure. Even if the pump is running, that doesn't mean that it is pumping enough fuel to run at higher rpms than idle.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:02 AM
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I'm no mechanic so I'm going to go with the easy shit first, you have changed out the fuel from the fuel tank with new fresh fuel correct?


Yeah I changed the fuel on it and have ran some fuel treatment threw it to


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Check fuel pressure. Even if the pump is running, that doesn't mean that it is pumping enough fuel to run at higher rpms than idle.


And 10-4 I'll check that next when I get the chance to start back on it


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Old 07-23-2018, 10:42 AM
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Also don't forget to check air filter and spark plugs/ wires.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:56 AM
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something else easy, clean the MAF with some electrical parts cleaner or MAF cleaner spray
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:47 PM
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When changing fuel filter does the gas tank have to be near empty? Or is about 1/4 to 1/2 full ok?
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:19 PM
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Alright y'all I'm new to this forum stuff but I have a 98 ranger that sounded like it was starving for fuel one day so I parked it and started driving my dodge but today I decided it was time to fix it so checked fuel pump it was running fine and changed fuel filter it starts up and idles fine but when I go to give it the fuel it seems like it just falls on its face and don't got the power to pull a greasy string out of a cats a** but it don't have no get up and go and spits and spuders I've replaced spark plugs a idle control valve and the mass airflow sensor on it but I don't know much bout these rangers so any help would be appreciated


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So is the CEL on? Even after cranking for a bit soft and hard codes can be stored. Before you throw anymore parts at it hoping it fixes itself. Why dont we talk to the computer and see what its saying...


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When changing fuel filter does the gas tank have to be near empty? Or is about 1/4 to 1/2 full ok?
Depends on how fast you are.. if the pumps not on or the key in the on position, not too much fuel will pass through. I wouldn't recommend being right under it while changing it out but..
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