Question about Ford Ranger
The 2.3 engine is well known for plugged oil lines in the camshaft. You didn't say which cylinder isn't firing but if its number 3 or 4, you may well have a worn cam lobe. This will not show up on a compression test since the valve can't open due to the worn cam lobe. You will have to remove the valve cover and watch the valves move while turning the motor with a wrench on the harmonic damper/crank pulley bolt. Expect a repair bill in the $600 - $800 range. New cam and valve job.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Possible valve trouble. Do a compression test.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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