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My ranger run's fine on level but on hill's

On hill's it makes a quick knocking niose and start's to pour smoke. I replaced the valve pan gaskets and did not fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated. it happens when the motor shift's down

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  • tonyrichards Feb 18, 2009

    the smoke is white in color

  • jon black May 11, 2010

    what colour is the smoke, blue, black or white?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    only happens going up hills

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You got head gasket problems, white smoke is an indication of water turning to steam, probably doing uphill because the engine is under greater load.i think the knocking is pre ignition, carry out an engine compression test to verify your head gaskets integrity

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