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My 88 ford ranger with 2.9 electronic fuel injection is missing real bad and backfiring and dont even have enough power to climb my drive way i adjusted the timing changed fuel pumps and distributer a

Changed plugs they were really wet now they are staying dry but i did the timing 3 or three times tryed it turned it 180 and turned it back 180 and i got it were it runs best but no power and still backfiring real bad

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Check that you have the plug leads on the distributor cap the right way around and that the cap and rotor are in good condition and secured properly.

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You have two coils on this engine. Test each wire for spark with the engine running. You'll find at least one wire not sparking. replace the coil that has the wire that's not sparking.

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Had a problem like this before and it was the computer..But you could faintly smell something like burnt wires..The computer should be down by the kick panel on the driverside..See if you smell anything on that side

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