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1991 Ford Ranger. Someone help me here.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I picked up this Ford Ranger to do estimates and other small running around so I wasn't always driving my big trucks. The Problem is that it gets the exact same MPG as my 3/4 with a fully loaded trailer. Its a 4 cyl. with 8 spark plugs. I changed the air filter and I cut the muffler off and straight piped it. I left the Cat converter still in place and I'm thinking I should have cut that out as well. Its totally gutless and it only pulls off 15 MPG. I like to resell the truck but it takes 8 weeks to get the title bad from processing from me buying it. I'm pissed.
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    That is why the other guy sold it.:waving:
     
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I would venture to say the cat it bad. See what happens when you take off or replace the cat.
     
  4. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    check the air ducting that feeds the filter box...

    maybe there is a dead cat or a chipmunk nest blocking it up...

    Auto or stick?

    sounds way off at 15mpg
     
  5. MTR999

    MTR999 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 145

    I have '94 ranger with 2.3, 5 spd averaging 24-25 mpg. Something wrong with your truck. Yours averaging worse than my 4.9, 300-6 150!
     

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  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Could be the O2 sensor.
     
  7. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 553

    yeah, hang on too it, it will get better...something is wrong with it!
     

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