looses power after it is warmed up. 2.9 l. acks like no gas.

Asked by Mar 24, 2010 at 07:46 PM about the 1988 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What do I do?

7 Answers

2,965

sounds like if its over heating,have u checked your head gasket.my brother's 2.9 had the same symptoms and thats what it was.

Not over heating barely gets warm. Will gain power back if I down shift.

625

have you changed the thermostat lately???? ive heard horror stories about ppl that have changed the thermostat and put the wrong temperature thermostat in the truck.. one that the temperature was too low. and the truck would not run right.... i would say put a higher temperature thermostat in the truck and see if that might be your problem.

Have not changed but wad going too.

2,965

have u changed your fuel filter lately.

Yes I have both of them and the high pressure pump. Pick up pump runs great. Does use a little oil. Why would the truck leack. Antifreeze out the back of the block left side (drivers)?

2,965

check if the coolant isint coming from the head,or your block might be cracked.have you had it for long,maybe the previous owner ran it low in coolant and over heated it.sonds like the head gasket to me.cant run it with bad head gastek you'l warp the head.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1988 Ford Ranger fuel problem 2.9 5-speed 9 answers

    It will always start up fine. I will drive a mile to 2 miles down the road then it will start to bog down if i push more down on the gas after a few seconds it will take off again. I have replaced the...

    1988 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • WHAT COULD CAUSE SKIPPING, POPPING, AND NO POWER 2 answers

    We have a 1988 Ford Ranger it was loosing water, my husband replaced the water pump, thermostat, radiator, clutch fan, then replaced the head gaskets, and manifold gaskets. Its still loosing some wate...

    1988 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • MY 1985 ford ranger starts up fine but will loose power and not go over 15mph once it warms up any ideas what it could be? 2 answers

    1985 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • no strarting 5 answers

    Any one have any ideas on how to get an 86 ford ranger with a 2.9 litre started it only rotates

    1986 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Looseing power 3 answers

    Ive got a 1991 ford t bird 3.8 motorit has 20,000 miles onitbeen parked sence 92 i put new plugs wires tank blew feul lines out ran fine for 400 miles now it will start fine but once u give it so...

    1991 Ford Thunderbird Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 6,753 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,595.

ZIP:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,400
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,160
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,021 Great Deals out of 207,756 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,624 listings starting at $1,399
Used Dodge Dakota
131 Great Deals out of 4,336 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler
509 Great Deals out of 18,412 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
975 Great Deals out of 60,125 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
532 Great Deals out of 42,736 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,152 listings starting at $4,299
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 500 listings starting at $2,999
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 400 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 519 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 360 listings starting at $1,995