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

104,255

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.

104,255

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.

104,255

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

  • 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

  • Do all ford xlt trim pkg trucks include power door locks and windows? 2 answers

    Looking at a used Ranger xlt trim. Have owned numerous fords over the last 30 years. Dealer is telling me that this ranger xlt did not come with factory power locks although it has power windows. fi...

    2008 Ford Ranger XLT

    -

    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 6,860 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 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,083 Great Deals out of 208,274 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
733 Great Deals out of 31,913 listings starting at $2,750
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 Great Deals out of 1,630 listings starting at $1,399
Used Dodge Dakota
133 Great Deals out of 4,360 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
533 Great Deals out of 13,075 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
528 Great Deals out of 18,438 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
999 Great Deals out of 60,141 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
576 Great Deals out of 42,796 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Explorer
1,142 Great Deals out of 71,754 listings starting at $799

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,176 listings starting at $4,499
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $2,999
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 412 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 528 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 368 listings starting at $1,995