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My 1984 Ford Ranger Is cold blooded and runs terrible in the morning. If I drive it for a few minutes and let it sit for a few it runs better. If I let it sit a couple of hours and run it even 10 0r more miles without shutting it off and letting it sit it still runs cold. if I give it gas it wants to die at first then goes and sometimes jumps and knocks. I get about 10 to 12 miles to the gallon right now and no power. I think it is in something on the carburetor not working. We timed it and adjusted the fuel screws and when it is warmed up it does sometimes run better but sometimes it does not.Now maybe you are as confused as I am?

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  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    does the car run ok at steady speeds

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca May 11, 2010

    it sounds as if y if your engine is always running cool it will not run properlyour thermostat maybe stuck in the open position.

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I just replaced my fuel pump and it solved a similar problem.

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