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What is wrong when my 2001 Ranger 4 cyl has sat for several days I drive about 3 miles and notice loss of power the temp shows hot but no steam and the engine light comes on ?

Suspect the thermostat

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Check for coolnt in the radiator not the reservoir. Indications you are overheating the engine. The gauge reads hot as there is not enough coolant to show boiling as the sender needs water around it to work

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SOURCE: Chevy S10 overheated, now heat doesn't work, leaking coolant

When an engine is overheating and then the temp drops on the guage, it's usually a sign that the coolant is not touching the temp sensor. There's no coolant in the engine. Putting water in the overflow tank won't solve this. Take the radiator cap off after the engine cools and put coolant in the radiator. you might have to crank the engine and do this several times, as the engine can develop air pockets that won't allow the coolant to travel inside the engine. If you don't see any leaks, and it still uses coolant, you've probably got a blown head gasket. Check for water on the plugs, check cylinder compression. If it slowly uses coolant, try putting a large box of pepper in the radiator or some of that radiator seal copper flakes.

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SOURCE: 2005 chevy equinox temp gauge showing hot fan

check the coolant temp sensor

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SOURCE: 2001 volkswagen golf epc light on loss of power

i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...

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SOURCE: 2001 focus. Replaced plugs, wires and coil pack.

Have you replaced the timing belt? if not i would highly recommend doing so. these cars need to have the timing belt replaced before it breaks otherwise it can and will cause major engine damage.

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SOURCE: vehicle momentarily loses power while driving then resumes

Sounds like an electrical issue maybe the plug from firewall to cab is loose or on computer is loose, sometimes those coonections or pins get loose,i had a new car with 200 miles on it and it went dead in heavy traffic,had to get towed to dealer they found loose connection!!!!With audible noise when happens tells me its wiring,check all connections and wires to connections make sure there not loose!!!Best of Luck to you!!!!!

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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