Hello, I'm new here. I have found you all though a google search and am hoping you all can help. My Husband owns a 1984 Ranger 2.2 Diesel. Couple wks ago he started having problems with it. First it wouldn't start one morning when he stopped at the gas station on the way to work. So he sent me to get some belt that broke and two new batteries for it. (Please excuse me, im not all that mechanically inclined, I know the basics. LOL. Hubby is the semi truck and tractor mechanic). Anyhow with the belt, batteries, and bit of ether is started right back up. All was fine for a week or so then any time he tried going faster then 55-60 mph it would cut out, die (drives the highway to work). He did an oil change, changed filters, etc. All was fine for a few more days. Now, hes lucky to get it to start, idle and drive for 1 block.
He is almost positive its the fuel pump. But he cannot find the Haynes Manual for the 1984 Diesel. Nor can he find parts, Anywhere! Both he and I have called so many places its unreal. Anyone, anywhere know where to find parts (and the book) for this truck? I would really appreciate it. Truthfully im supposed to be on here emailing people about wanting to buy it, but I know he would like to keep it if we could only find parts.
Honestly, your chances of finding the parts are far from good. The parts for that paticular engine are paticularly hard to find. And just as JD717 said, the 2.3L gas engine, 3.0L and 4.0L gas engine, all are easily repairable due to the high availability of parts. Since he has a 2.2 he obviously doesn't need power, so I would suggest finding and dropping a 2.3L gas engine into it if he so desires. It would require quite a bit of reworking, but would be a great project, and that 2.3L will run FOREVER if he takes care of it.
My understanding, and it is limited, is that the fuel injection pump is a strong candidate for causing your problems. The last guy I talked to about this same diesel engine said that he found a place that would rebuild the pump. He had to send it off for the repair, but it ran and ran after that. Perhaps your husband knows of a company that rebuilds diesel injector pumps. In his business, I'd think he would. Besides, small diesel injector pumps aren't that unusual. Besides that Ranger and the Escort that got the same basic engine, in that era there were VW diesels, Mercedes diesels, BMW diesels, and others with small diesel engines.
Something else to check is the original manufacturer of that engine. I think it was Isuzu, but I may be wrong. Sometimes when a company buys a major component like Ford did with that engine, they're less likely to stock it for the long run. Even with my sister's Geo, she had to go to Toyota for a part recently, and the car's a late 90's model -- not that old.
As to manuals, and even parts, the best place I know of for obscure/obsolete stuff is Ebay. If you look for a while, just about anything will show up.
Last edited by ColonyPark; 11-06-2005 at 08:03 AM.
That 2.2L and the later 2.3L are Mistubishi diesels, I believe. Either way, definitely not a Ford product. It's my bedtime after doing a graveyard, so I"ll leave the exact answers to anyone else....
EIther way, no one who made a mini-truck with a diesel in the 80s has had anything in terms of parts pretty much since these engines stopped being made. Isuzu? Nothing. Mazda or Mitsu or even Toyota, nada. VW and their diesel in the Rabbit truck and cars? Maybe.
Ranger Haynes manuals? Gassers only, as far as I know.
I do like the suggested idea for a 2.3L gasser swap. Mine gets diesel-like mpg's and I can find parts for it very easily. Of course, that's only if the 2.2L is on it's last legs aside form the injector pump issues....
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