Question about 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab
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?
IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR FUEL PUMP IS GOING BAD
Posted on May 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
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