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Old 07-19-2011, 07:22 PM
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Hey I have had several older rangers and a new one in 2002, my project now is a 79 302 auto daily driver with beefed up springs for hauling.

Problem; the other day I parked truck on incline it was hard to start (turned over but sounded flooded) since then it has been hard to start and has trouble getting up to speed in 1st 2nd or any gear seams to be flooded doesnt sputter just doesnt have compression. has trouble going up hills. The old tank was rusty and often cloged filters. I replaced gas tank sending unit lines filters and fuel pump no change. Any ideas?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:46 PM
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Hey I have had several older rangers and a new one in 2002, my project now is a 79 302 auto daily driver with beefed up springs for hauling.

Problem; the other day I parked truck on incline it was hard to start (turned over but sounded flooded) since then it has been hard to start and has trouble getting up to speed in 1st 2nd or any gear seams to be flooded doesnt sputter just doesnt have compression. has trouble going up hills. The old tank was rusty and often cloged filters. I replaced gas tank sending unit lines filters and fuel pump no change. Any ideas?

my guess is an exhaust leak.... the only reason I say that is my ranger has a minor exhaust leak and has some of the same symptoms.

and by "minor" exhaust leak I mean my truck still runs and I dont really got money to fix it yet
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:32 PM
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:50 PM
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:50 AM
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:46 AM
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:28 AM
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:30 AM
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:34 AM
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Is this a carbed 302? If so it sounds like the floats in the bowl need to be adjusted, since you experienced this on an incline. I don't know too much about carbs but that would be my stab at it.

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