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Old 08-05-2007, 21:17   #1 (permalink)
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**need help and advice please**

hey guys im new here..please be patient with me...anyways i have this 1986 ford ranger with 2.3L manual trans. the problem with the pick up is when cold start it runs good and smooth until 20 minutes later or i should say i noticed when i gets warm up pretty good the pick up dies, first when you push the gas pedal it will bugg out really bad and shots off, after it dies, when you try to restart it, it wont start. just keep cranking..after maybe 10-15 minutes after cooling a little bit it will run good again...what could it be im not a ford person but willing to learn what cause this,

i replaced plugs, wires, cap,rotor, fuel filter and also i couldnt find an ECT(engine coolant temp sensor) to the ECU...is their one on the older 2.3?

any suggestions and help will be appreciated....

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Old 08-06-2007, 12:58   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like it could be a fuel pump on the way out.
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Old 08-26-2007, 17:39   #3 (permalink)
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what does it do when u start it back up, does it run until it gets warmed up then shuts off again?
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what does it do when u start it back up, does it run until it gets warmed up then shuts off again?

after it dies, it take about 15 min to start it back up..and it runs good again for 30 minutes and dies
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does it have a carb, or is it fuel injected?, sounds like to me, u got a air leak soemwhere, does it idle irridically?...(high) does it have a carb, or fuel injected?
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:46   #6 (permalink)
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its fuel injected...no it doesnt idle irratically...when you start it cold start it idle smooth, runs good until 30 min of running it dies. and hard to start after it dies, have to wait 10-15 min and starts again and runs goood again
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try pulling off your ignition module, and take it to autozone and have it checked (its free), but make sure u bring it up top dead center, and pull the distributor out, and pull the ignition module off, (requires a special tool as well to take off), if thats good, sounds like u might have a fuel problem..
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The distributor shouldn't have to come out to remove the ignition module. You may have to loosen the distributor and rotate it some though.
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Old 08-28-2007, 14:20   #9 (permalink)
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well, its been a while since i messed with a 4-banger, i cant remember where the ditributor is located, should be on the drivers side, but anyway, to get to it better, i would pull the distributor, easier to get to the bolts holding the ignition module on
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Old 09-01-2007, 18:45   #10 (permalink)
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so i installed new pump on the frame followed instructions and now would not fire up. what did i do wrong? double check engine i touched. looks good..engine just turns over and over...
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