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Old 04-14-2001, 10:53 PM
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i have a 87 ranger 4x4 2.9L v6 5 spd the problem is
it will start and idle for about 15 seconds and then quit runing
and wont start again for about five minuets
when it is running i can put the pedal to the floor and it will only rev up to about 1000 rpm's. I put a fuel gauge on it and it holds around 45 pounds running or not it acts like it is beeing choked out and will bearly move. "any ideas"
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Sounds like it could be a clogged catalytic converter. There is a way to check it with a vacuum gauge, but I've forgotten the specifics. Or you can unbolt it and see if it revs better.

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