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FORD RANGER ENGINE PROBLEM

1997 Ford Ranger • 180,000 miles

The temp guage on dash does not work, is this from the ect or iat. Where is the ect?Would this cause pinging going up hill, I use premium gas w octane booster pinging wont go away
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Mikehaycock
November 17, 2012.



No the pinging isn'tfrom using premium gas or booster, it can be from to much carbon on piston raising the compression to a bad ect to a lot of things. Attached you'll find apic of ectlocationfor a 2.3L as you didnt' give engine size. The gauge could be bad though you have two ect's one for the gauge and one fo the pcm. On the ect gauge one groudn the woire and see if gauage goes up if it does then teh sender is bad if not it'sthe gague maybe


Hmac300
Nov 17, 2012.
Question restated, also, I use the booster to prevent pinging-it is a 2.3-the service engine soon light will not illuminate-ive changed out the bulb -and no input data from the test port-basicly is it ok to let the engine ping up hill 10 miles a day -i travel to mtn. Pass ca 5 days wk


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Mikehaycock
Nov 17, 2012.
Try replacing yoru kock sensor
check your connection at the aldl and fuses underhood maybe the mil light will come on then.


Hmac300
Nov 17, 2012.