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Timing distributor advance 1985 ford ranger 171 2.8 v6

Looking for the correct timing advance for a 171c.i.d. 1985 ford ranger.

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SOURCE: Timing problem with 1985 Ford Ranger

more than likely it is a timing problem,or the valves are not seating right,diesel in petrol ??air leak on inlet manifold without having the motor in front of me its difficult to diagnose.This is an older vehicle of potential classic possibilities.Therefore because its so valuable i would suggest you call a local mobile mechanic.One with a few years under his belt who has worked on these vehicles when they were new,and if he doesnt do it right kick his zimmer frame away

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1985 4x4 Ford ranger 2.9 v6 not get Fire to spark plugs?

i had a 90 bronco 2 with the same exact problem with mine it was in the fuse box under the hood and it was the eec fuse mine wasnt blown just broke you actually couldnt tell it was not functional until you voltage test it i must have looked at that fuse 15 or 16 times before actually testing the current i know it sounds dumb but thats what it sounds like hope this helps

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Ranger V6 timing chain

The Ford motors are pretty good. I had 280K on a 2.9 V-8 that only needed the oil changed every 3K. Unless you have fluctuatuation in the timing then you should be ok.
These engines use a chain rather than a belt and have excellent life.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: my son's 1985 ford ranger v6 starts, runs for less

yes it is the fuel pump. the fuel pump is usually underneath the driver side door.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: getting codes 171 174 102

Your codes mean p0171-too lean, p0174-too rich, these refer to the fuel mixture, they are probably symptoms of the p0102 code which is for the MAF sensor imput too low, you need to check and clean, or replace if neccessary the Mass Air Flow sensor, to clean it use a spray cleaner like brake clean or electrical contact cleaner, clear codes with a reader and verify your repair to see that the codes do not return. hope this helps, let me know

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