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'97 Ford Ranger-Please Help!

I have a '97 Ford Ranger- manual 5 speed. This morning while driving in 5th gear it started to kind of stall or sputter and seemed to be losing power and speed began reducing. Was acting like it would if it were running out of gas. The check engine light started flashing and it seemed like it was about to die. But I geared down to 4th and the check engine light stopped flashing, stopped stalling, and begin increasing speed. I thought at first maybe this was a sign of 5th gear being gone. However, it did the same thing in 4th. Not sure if correct, but maybe relating to speed. Seemed to do this going over 50mph. It never overheated or completely lost power. Are these apparent symptoms of a certain problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Every thing goes good till i hit 5th gear then it seams to lose power it is a 95 ranger 2.3

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    car starts and runs but rough it kind of sputters didnt really lose power its ok while driving but when when stopped at a light or sign it starts to shake and make noise

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    was driving down hwy and 3rd just poped out of gear and is no longer there now only got 1 2 4 od



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It could be the fuel pump, but that would act up no mater what gear your in. Usually when the check engine light starts flashing , that is caused by a cylinder misfire. Start by having your truck scanned, get the codes and go from there.

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