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Old 03-16-2004, 10:01 AM
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I have a friend who owns a 1984 Ford Ranger. He had the engine overhauled professionally about 30K ago and the carb was overhauled since then. Recently the pickup has continued to lose power. The engine seams to run OK at idle but when under load no power. The engine does not miss or hesitate just will not pull its own weight. He has asked what it might be. That model engine had the Ford ECC IV electronic ignition didn't it? would all those many sensors associated with this ignition system cause the power loss if one of them fails or could it be as simple as a plugged catalytic converter etc. any help is appreciated. David

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Old 03-16-2004, 10:17 AM
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Sounds like a good description of a car with a clogged catalytic converter.


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Old 03-16-2004, 10:28 AM
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to remove clog, take of cat, beat out the insides and replace. Then you dont have to worry about a clog anymore
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Then he only has to worry about passing emissions. If your Ranger has to go through emissions tests in Washington, do yourself a favor and buy a new cat.

Oh and Dbodily driving around with a severely clogged cat is a good way to melt a piston, due to the intense heat that backs up.

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