My 1990 Ford ranger 2.9 L stalls when hot then when I get it started I press the gas and it bogs down like if it isn't getting gas and now the other day it stalled wouldn't start back up battery die.

Bernadette Hernandez

Asked by Aug 18, 2015 at 01:35 AM about the 1990 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So tried jumping the battery nothing just clicking noise
next day tried starting it started right up I've changed
spark plugs air filter fuel filter oil change fuel injection

2 Answers


Sounds like you have a couple of things happening, have your battery tested and recharged if good, then pull the codes, looking for an IDM code, if it is there then replace the ignition module and distributor stator, then test the fuel pumps pressure and flow rate, these rigs have 2 pumps, 1 is in the tank that is your lift pump and the high pressure pump in the frame rail, if those check good then check the fuel and ECM relays and their wiring, pay close attention to the grounds, then move on to checking out the other codes, make sure you reset the ECM after repairs are complete so it can relearn the repaired systems and your driving habits.


Now that the engine controls are fixed then you can check the charge/start system, the alternator should be putting out close to 14.2 volts at idle, if it doesn't double check the belt tension and retest if still fails replace the alternator.

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