Question about 1998 Ford Ranger
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try to clean the throttle body with a carb and choke cleaner using a tooth brush to help you out. it sounds like your not getting enough air. also get a injector cleaning. or run a few (2)bottles of fuel injector cleaner in a full tank of fuel.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
SOURCE: won't start unless you push
it sounds like fuel pump is going. pressure should be around 40 psi.
Or it could be flooding. Holding gas pedal to floor during cranking of the engine, shuts off fuel flow through the injectors to clear a flooded engine. After engine is running again, it lets fuel flow.
If you have a Mass Air Flow Sensor in the iar intake tube, clean it with spray carb cleaner several times.
Also, try disconnecting the oxygen sensor to see if it helps. It will turn your check engine light on, but you can cycle key from off to "on" 40 times to turn it off.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
Injectors don't actually go bad they are really only a spray nozzle, BUT being a spray nozzle they can clog up like a can of spray paint, adding a pure hydocarbon to the fuel can help a little, but to get them really clean, remove them, then clean them with a pure hydrocarbon and a tooth brush, toluene, or xylene will work best, be very careful not to get any on any rubber o-rings, it will destroy them instantly. Your problem also sounds alot like bad gas or water in the gas, these symtems are also a sign of a bad catalitic converter, I can't tell you witch problem it is but hopefully this will give you a place to start your search.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
The car runs fine after it warms up? Is it running with the check engine light off? But it does come on with the key before the engine is started? If the coolant temperture senser is bad ( or disconnected someway) the check engine light will be on but the car might run OK at normal operating tempertures. Have the car checked for codes. It's OBDI so you might have to find a service provider that can ceck the codes on this pre OBDII car. If it turly runs good at normal operating tempertures and the transmission is'nt low on fluild then the coolant senser does'nt always turn the check engine light on if it's bad and still reading something but wrong. Truly running good and the coolant is full ( all the way). chage the senser and see what happens as thier cheap and easy to change with commn hand tools.
Posted on Aug 24, 2011
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