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92 ranger dies while driving down the road but restarts easily. where do i start

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First spray out the throttle body / next check all vacuum hoses for cracks/ take out your spark plugs and inspect them and check the gap between the firing pin and the electrode//////this is where I think your problem is when the gap is to far out of specs when the engine gets hot enough the gap will spread further apart and now it can not fire to burn the air/fuel mixture then once it cools off a little bit it can fire again///after regap or plug change inspect your plug wires and your cap and rotor the same can happen with the cap and rotor to much air gap at higher rpms the spark is lost //////I really feel that a complete ignition tune up should be done here and your problem will be gone do you remember how long ago/ miles from the last tune up probably not so (1)plugs (2)wires (3)distributor cap and rotor (4)fuel filter (5)Berryman fuel injection spray for the throttle body and (6) berrymans fuel system cleaner for the tank 2 cans here this is the best stuff on the market and walmart is the cheapest around $3.50 a can(7)change fuel to a name brand fuel ex. BP shell mobile Exxon you got the picture here and use premium for this fill up and take your truck on the highway for about 20 miles or so at 55mph or higher where permitted so you can clean out the combustion chambers in the cylinders because your fuel burning was reduced by poor spark build up will happen as carbon on the valves ///the higher octane fuel will give you a slower more stable burn and the 2 cans will give a much hotter blue flame to help clean out and burn off dirt and carbon from the cylinders also the better fuel has detergents in it to keep things clean your truck has high mileage and needs to be cared for the right way and if you can use electrical contact cleaner on all your connections for your sensors and battery connections after doing all above your gas peddle will become much firmer and less fuel consumption and more mpg's will be the result of your ignition and electrical tune up and write down your mileage for your records and follow service intervals this is important as is the use of higher octane name brand fuel I'm a taxi mechanic in nyc with 50+ years of experience and I have some cars on the road with 400,000 + miles on them as well as my own so this is a real answer from a real mechanic ok and change your oil and filter unburnt fuel goes past worn rings and breaks down your oil viscosity smell your oil you'll get a gas odor from it so please follow my instructions it's important to keep your girl of the hook and out of the junk yard later! Post back to me if problems persist but I doubt it good luck stephen and have fun learning

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SOURCE: starting fine, driving fine, but dies while going down the road

Next time disconnect the negative and not the positive if it ever happens again. This happened due to the PCM needing to be reset.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008



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SOURCE: 1991 Ford Ranger died while driving. Didn't run out of gas so..?

Ford ignition modules are a common cause for failures like this.
First you should sit quietly and turn the ignition switch to ON (not START) and listen for the fuel pump ( a slight whirring and then it'll stop when the pressure is up).
If the fuel pump is pressurizing the system , maybe you should consider replacement of the fuel filter ( located on frame rail beneath the drivers side door). It could have clogged up and dropped the pressure enough to make your injector not fire properly.

The ignition module is on the distributor (little gray rectangular box with wire harness in it). They go just as you described... perfect one minute... dead the next.

Let me know if you need anything more.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008


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SOURCE: my truck 99 ford ranger died while driving down the road

I had a problem like this with a Pontiac sunbird years ago, it would die while driving down the road, and it would not crank until it had sat for a time (ranged from 5 mins to 2 hrs).
the mechanic said it was the fuel filter, replaced it and the car started immediately and never had the problem again. so it could be the fuel filter. you should be able to take it to an auto parts place and hook it up to the comp and it will give you some codes to help.
also, to answer ovs2 Im pretty sure the ranger isnt offered as a diesel.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009


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SOURCE: 1992 pontiac boneville, keeps stalling

Have you chg.fuel filter and had a fuel pressure test done? Does it have spark after it stalls? Fuel pumps are a common problem, they work when cold get warmed up they quit, after a while quit all together. Do the fuel pressure test.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 honda accord lx dies when put on brakes at a stop

Sounds like your timing belt is one tooth off on the cam, this I have seen before especially if it is a twin overhead cam. One tooth off will make it idle really low when stopping at the light especially if the engine is warm.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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