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1990 Ford Ranger Question: 1990 ranger 2.3 engine hard to start, when it starts runs rough for about 30 sec

 

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samsplace1, East Wenatchee, WA, March 28, 2013, 20:46
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when engine runs about 30sec. engine smooths out and runs fine, any ideas

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    arturo08 March 29, 2013, 00:38
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    review when last tuned. may be due. i am guessing it turns over? do manual test for fuel pump. turn key to start but stop just before it turns and listen. should be a short whirring sound. this is your pump priming the line. should last 2 seconds then cut out.
    rec. fuel system clean. ethanol treatment to 1 tank premium. possible build up in fuel delivery, and combustion chambers.
    should get diagnostic run to see if any other issue you should be aware of.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13671 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 29, 2013, 06:12
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    poss idle controls. scan codes and post so we can adv

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