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Have a 1992 Ford Ranger extended cab 4x4,4.0 liter that I am trying to put in a road worthy condition again. I have owned the truck for 11 years, but for the last five it has sat and started only occasionally, It was parked because the clutch went out and the truck was more of a spare truck so I had the work done when the extra money was available. The clutch was replaced 3 years ago and over the last year I had all the basics done to put it on the road, brakes, master cylinder, oil changed, U-joints etc. I have hit tough times financially and have decided to put it for sale but it will not pass emmissions. The part that failed was the O2 to gas ratio and the numbers were way over the norm ( The gas that was in the when it was parked had been used up by leeting the truck idle till it ran the tank dry. and it had a kerosene type order in the tank and exhaust fumes.) I recently drove the truck to another location and ran it down the interstate at speeds from 65 to 75 mph. The entire drive the truck sputtered and a few times I thought that it was going to stall on acceleration. I seemed to me that I was hearing a sound like it was sucking air. I do not have hardly any skills with a wrench and vehicle work and usually take my vehicles to people that have the knowledge to fix it right, but I cant afford to this time and need to sell it soon. can I please get advice on what to try and where to start? the people from emissions offered no help at all. I will take any advice and try it then let you know the results from the advice. Thanks in advance for your time.
You may want to check the rubber lines and plastic lines under the hood for cracks or holes. the problem sounds like a possible vacume leek although other components could be the problem this would be the first thing I would look for. if this was helpful please leave good feedback..if a vacume line is disconnected it will also create this problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you bleed the system? There is probably a bleeder on the slave cylinder and you may need to jemmy the selector fork/ Also look fro a damper valve between the master and slave cylinder... it will need bleeding too.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
This year of ranger had a few flaws, In one case, a break power booster was robbing the vacumm, you can test this by plugging it off and seeing the differance, but you will have limited brakes. This model year had a problem with a vacuum leak on the manifold. You can check these in many ways, but please don't use starting fluid. The rear of the manifold usually on the drivers side where it seals to the block.
Also, in 2 other cases a cracked head has gave me the same problem. It is caused from a loss of vacuum.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
I have a 2004 with the same problem. It is actually a defect on dodges behave. The steering box flexes on the frame when you hit a bump. Bd diesel puts out a steering box brace and a new track bar with the right geometry to fix it. I had replaced everything under my front end before i saw the article in off road adventures magazine. I contacted dodge and asked why this was not a safety recall. They said they no nothing about it and refused to help me. I called the National Highway Transportation Safety Board and filed a complaint. I suggest you do the same and anyone else who reads this. If you need to contact me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. maybe we can get enough people to complain before someone dies from this.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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Posted on Mar 13, 2010
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