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Old 08-03-2011, 08:19 AM
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Default Engine trouble! Help please!!!

I have a stickshift 1993 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0 First the engine light comes on, then my truck would have trouble accelerating by putting until around changing into 2nd gear, then finaly after the putting sound and truck vibrating it would clear up and everythig would be fine. That was about a month or two ago. Now its gotten worse, I will be driving and all of the sudden the truck stops accelerating and the gas pedal doesnt work when pressed, sometimes the engine shuts off and i have to wait about 3-5 minutes in a parking lot then start the truck and make my day home pissed off about my day off work being ruined. After I stoped in the parking lot today I had to start my truck again and keep pressing the gas pedal then the truck would jolt forward until I quickly pressed the clutch and back into whatever gear I was in (I had to repeat this pattern of shifting back into the same gear I was already in every 5 seconds or so all the way home). I have no idea what the problem can be. please help, thx!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:53 PM
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I just checked some of the plugs of my injectors, couldnt get to 3 of them but checked the other 3 for corrosion, looked fine.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:56 PM
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Whats the CEL code(s)?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:31 PM
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I havent taken it to a shop because im unsure how much it will cost and i rather fix it myself if i knew what was wrong :/
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 PM
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if your CEL came on you have trouble codes. Autozone here will check for codes for free.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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oh i heard it was free from sum1 i work with but i didnt believe him lol. ill go hopefully before work today and get it checked and post after that.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Engine trouble! Help please!!!

Went to autozone and another store and they said they can only fit 96 and up and mines 93. Guy at jiffylube said it could be my catalytic converter, sum1 else says it can be fuel filter and another person says my fuel pump maybe is getting to hot...

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Also wen i open my hood and pull the cord to rev my engine fast there is a small delay.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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Im clueless....sorry!
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:55 PM
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just went to eHow and they show a way to check for codes on 83-95 ford trucks(it was pretty far down the list-they showed lotsa other vehicles too). ive never tried this but it sounds similar to the scanalyzer we used on early(99-04) h-d twincam motorcycles. hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:03 PM
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When it happend like a month or two ago it wasnt as bad becuase it would clear up if i pressed the gas pedal to the floor. It almost felt as if something was clogging some kind of airflow and when it would clear it felt like whatever was clogging it got spit out... but that doesnt happen anymore now it just shuts off :c
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:59 AM
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Have you checked your air filter and fuel filter?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:15 AM
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air filter yes, fuel filter not yet but im gona as soon as i have time hopefully its as simple as that.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:56 AM
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it kinda got better... i heard if you change your battery and disconnect it the computer forgets what it has compensated for but will learn to adjust, the throttle body is clogged i guess.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:26 AM
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with battery disconnected it clears the memory but if theres a fault it will return,u can get code readers on ebay for very little money
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