i got an 89 ford ranger 4 cylinder, 2.3, 2 wh dr, 8 spark plugs. it is idleing ruff it misses and feels like it has no power when it is running


Asked by Sep 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM about the 1989 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Run a compression test. You only need to remove one bank of plugs to do this, so do it on the easiest side to get too.

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