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Explorer guy418
11-10-2004, 09:34 PM
what is it usually ment, wen black smoke is coming out of the tailpipe, and the engine has a loss of power?

- 88 Ranger, 3 inch lift 31's

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11-11-2004, 05:25 AM
i'd say running to rich. I've had this problem twice in my rangers.... driving, then sudden loss of power tons of black smoke, after a few mins it was fine again. Turned out to be the O2 sensor on both

11-11-2004, 05:44 AM
if the o2 dosent fix it,check the map sensor-will also give those symptoms.

i dont need people to get me,i just need people to get out of my way

11-11-2004, 06:20 AM
Time to put a spark plug in the exhaust
It scares a lot of people....trust me!

Let's kick the tires and light the fires

Did anyone bring a tow strap??

Explorer guy418
11-11-2004, 07:08 AM
so the running to ritch has to do with the o2 sensor??? and one more question, the o2 sensors can jus quit working? because it was working fine, then all of a sudden started blowing black smoke one day and running like crap.

- 88 Ranger, 3 inch lift 31's

- http://members.cardomain.com/DJCrutch

11-11-2004, 07:50 AM
ya things jsut go [j]

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11-11-2004, 04:49 PM
i think that's normal for a ford?

Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it.

11-11-2004, 05:10 PM
burn it

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11-24-2004, 01:09 PM
I had a similar problem on my 460 turned out it was my temperature sensor telling the computer the motor was cold.. it was running at -40* or somthin like that said ford.. blew alot of black smoke.. hard warm starts and always pinged no matter wut fuel i burned.. but beware.. i replaced the sensor a while back before i got pissed off and braught it to ford.. it was some cheap after market sensor i picked up a lordco. So ford replaced it again and it was fine. when it comes to sensors i would only go with ford parts! hope this helps.. should also get ur computer scanned.. that would help alot. Those motors are EFI rite?

In The Zone
11-24-2004, 01:12 PM
88 ranger OBD 1 scans are for pussy's

It is Parked and under construction....
Soon to be on a trail near U

wade and cleatus
11-24-2004, 03:20 PM
Dont waste your time and $ with bosch replacement sensors either. Theyre absolute junk. IMHO

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11-24-2004, 03:32 PM
it should be even easier to fix now with the engine almost in the passenger compartment :D

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