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1996 Ford Ranger Question: 96 ranger 4 cyl ran fine till put ethonol gas in now won't run

 

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stharp, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Gilman City, MO, December 30, 2011, 20:55
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sputters, backfires, doesn't die but won't accelerate. replaced fuel filter and put non ethanol gas in. no improvement

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    PARTS GUY December 30, 2011, 21:17
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    You need to check fuel pressure and volume with a fuel pressure gage. So what you are saying is that in the 16 years of service you never used regular unleaded fuel with 10% ethanol? You have a bad fuel pump. I suspect it is a volume problem.

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    autospecialty from Auto Specialty, Inc., December 31, 2011, 02:29
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    Your saying, your truck ran fine till you pulled up to the pump, added how much and was it E-85?

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