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.

5 Answers

107,655

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.

107,655

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.

107,655

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ford ranger 4 cyl. 2.3 ltr. automatic 3 answers

    i have a 1996 ford ranger 2.3 ltr. 4 cylinder, i changed the head gasket [blown between 3th. and 4th. cylinders] engine idles very good but loses speed going up hill [no pulling power], ijust checke...

    1996 Ford Ranger

    -

    General

  • Ford discontinuing Ranger 14 answers

    So what do people thing about Ford dropping the Ranger? They think people will go into the F-150. I think it is not as good as the Silverado, or GMC Sierra, so it looks like after being a Ford ow...

    Ford Ranger

    -

    General

  • ranger truck was cranking ok until i installed a new alternator and now it will not crank. 8 answers

    2003 ranger 2.3l 16v

    2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB

    -

    General

  • 2011 ranger no brake lights. 5 answers

    Replaced fuse - brake light switch - turnsignal switch - bulbs are good. all lights work but the brake lights. Is there a relay? Can somebody tell me what wires should be hot, and when.

    2011 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab

    -

    General

  • are the rangers a good truck 15 answers

    i have a chance to buy a 1996 ford ranger 4cyl 5spd for 200 bucks sould i do it

    1996 Ford Ranger

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 6,179 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,240
#2 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 780
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,395 Great Deals out of 210,249 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Tacoma
545 Great Deals out of 37,485 listings starting at $2,807
Used Chevrolet S-10
3 Great Deals out of 1,393 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota
102 Great Deals out of 3,895 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
442 Great Deals out of 11,388 listings starting at $700
Used Jeep Wrangler
285 Great Deals out of 18,942 listings starting at $3,295
Used Ford Mustang
331 Great Deals out of 45,576 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
892 Great Deals out of 64,400 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
746 Great Deals out of 74,482 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,064 listings starting at $4,200
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 457 listings starting at $3,799
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 384 listings starting at $2,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 480 listings starting at $2,628
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 341 listings starting at $3,195