96 ranger 4 cyl. has no power

Asked by Sep 08, 2012 at 01:19 PM about the 1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: General

head gasket was changed ,now has no power. the coils,wiring, plugs were changed, checked for vaccum leaks[none found]  catalytic converter checked,fuel pressure checked, compression checked 175 min., i was told to unscrew  the egr valve and leave a half inch gap to check egr valve, [no difference., the engine starts and idles really good .does good down hill bad lack of power  up hill can not drive like this  any ideas what is wrong.

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114,235

I would Check timing and also insure that plugs wires were installed on proper plugs. Hope this helps

double checked wires to plugs also changed coils and rechecked wiring again, i am sure the timing belt is placed right [i turn the motor over five times by hand and the marks lined up every time. there is no timing adjustmentfor this motor according to the repair manual. any other ideas.

114,235

Sorry but it Sure sounds like a timing issue. Have you checked timing with timing light?

how do you do that on this 1996 4 cyl. engine.? there is no way to adjust timimg ,the computer advances the timimg as per the crankshaft position sensor,throttle position sensor,,and others, all not adjustable. i am glad that you are trying to help i can not afford to take to a garage [ out of work] this truck will help me if i can get it to run better.

114,235

Sorry that is not the motor I familiar with. Thought is was another one. Called a friend that owns a shop and he said it sounds like you might be a tooth or two off with the timing belt. Sorry I could not help. Good luck

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