1983 Ford Ranger timing

Tiny
RANGER4X4
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  • 1983 FORD RANGER
Engine Mechanical problem
1983 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

my ranger just all of a sudden started running real bad I have a 2.3 sohc with 2 barrel holley 5200 carb it started sputering and loosing power and iwould down shift and try to give it gas and it would choke down and backfire the the engine would quit wait a few minutes and it would eventually restart but wouldnt go far and do it again I have replaced the coil, ignition control module, plugs, and wires what else could be making it do this
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 10:07 PM

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DOUG RODRIGUES
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It could be anything. It could be contaminated fuel. It could be a carbon track inside the distributor cap. Have you tried looking at the engine in total darkness to see if there is any arcing going on anywhere on the engine? It could even be corroded battery cables causing the engine to quit after accereration, and then restart after the engine stops.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 1:18 AM

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