I have a 1998 ford ranger automatic 3.0 v6 it looses power (sometimes) in the lower gears..Was told there is a misfire on #2 an#5or4. I replaced the ignition coil an got new sparkplugs an coil wires.

Asked by Feb 08, 2016 at 10:46 PM about the 1998 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 ford ranger automatic 3.0 v6  it looses power (sometimes) in the
lower gears..Was told there is a misfire on #2 an#5or4. I replaced the ignition
coil an got new sparkplugs an coil wires. Also are the Coil plugs that connect
to the lower part of the engine supposed to be all the same color?  sometimes
a lot of blue/white smoke will come out the tail pipe. Any ideas?

1 Answer

6,245

Let start with the coil on plugs - Coil on plugs can be different colors if they were replaced at different times with different brand components. The additional issues are concerning - Blue/Gray smoke is caused by oil and White/Gray smoke is caused by a leaking head gasket. So its quite possible the smoking issue is a bad head gasket which in turn is triggering the misfires you have in the first issue. Check the radiator and see if it is out of fluid or has a mixture of oil/water. Then pressure check it, if there is no problem found I would do a compression test and go from there.

Your Answer:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,140
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,281 Great Deals out of 188,281 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Tacoma
421 Great Deals out of 49,181 listings starting at $2,400
Used Nissan Frontier
313 Great Deals out of 22,124 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,726 Great Deals out of 154,936 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet S-10
3 Great Deals out of 866 listings starting at $2,988
Used Dodge Dakota
86 Great Deals out of 3,041 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500
335 Great Deals out of 9,325 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
204 Great Deals out of 15,045 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,105 listings starting at $1,312
Used GMC Sierra 1500
777 Great Deals out of 60,201 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
476 Great Deals out of 37,892 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 686 listings starting at $2,200
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 327 listings starting at $3,980
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 232 listings starting at $3,620
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 348 listings starting at $2,095

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.