Engine Performance problem
1986 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 78k miles
On my 2.9L 86 Ranger under the drivers seat attached to the frame is a black canister that looks like it might have a fuel filter inside of it, it looks like the bottom reservoir unscrews. Approx 18" in front of it is another part that also appears to be a filter attached to the frame. Are there two filters?
There are two fuel filters on the 86 Ranger. The primary is located inside the left frame rail, near the area between the cab and the bed. It is behind a metal shield. Take one of the two bolts out and you should be able to swing the shield away and remove and replace the filter. It is a fist sized and shaped like a cylinder. The secondary filter is located in the engine compartment. Trace the fuel line from from the left frame rail up into the compartment. You should find it near the left rear. It is shaped like a traditional filter and looks like a doll's goblet with nipples