Mechanics

SPUTTERS AND BACKFIRES WHEN ACCELERATOR IS

2001 Ford Ranger

Engine Performance problem
2001 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 117000 miles

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 2.3L. My truck idles fine, but when it's going down the road it sputters and backfires some. It only does it if I really press the gas pedal down, it does fine if I ease into it. I have already changed the fuel filter. Could this be some water in the gas? Or do I need to have some servicing done to it? Sometimes the " check guages" light flashes (NOT the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT)when it sputters, but all guages read normal. I'm puzzled on this, anybody have some suggestions?
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Moderndrummer98
January 7, 2009.




If you're refering the check gauge as the check engine light you need to have the computer scanned for OBD2 code/s and comeback with it in order for us to help.

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Rasmataz
Jan 8, 2009.
The check engine light does NOT come on, only the check guages light. And it only does it some of the time. If this helps any. Thanks.
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Moderndrummer98
Jan 8, 2009.
Check the fuel pressure and also have the computer scanned for code/s could be something in there that's not popping a code

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Rasmataz
Jan 8, 2009.

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