I have a 1988 Ranger XLT with 2.9 V-6. I last drove this truck a week ago
and it was running fine (as always) when I parked it in the garage. Today
when I went to start it up I found that it won't hardly run. When I turn the
key to the "on" position you can hear the pump priming for a couple seconds.
Then when turning the key to the start position the truck will start up and
die immediately. If I prime the pump several times by turning the key off
and on over and over the truck seems to run a few seconds longer before it
dies. You can keep it running by keeping on the gas but as soon as you let
up it dies. It smokes like it's burning rich when you keep it running. Also
the check engine light is on.
I was going to change the fuel filter but I can't even find the damn thing.
I found a black cannister mounted to the frame, but there is no filter in
it. In front of that is the fuel pump. Where's the hecks the filter? This is
driving me NUTS! This thing was running fine when I parked it.
Also during the week that it was not being used we had a cold spell which
had the temperatures to 12 below. It is now in the 40's. It has a full tank
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.