Engine Performance problem
2004 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 50000 miles
sometime in the fall I began noticing a major drop off in mileage. Currently I can confidently say I am getting only 10 mpg. I had been getting more like 16 in the city and 20+highway. I have had no problems with this truck or previous Ranger ever. I talked to my dealer who suggested it was a clogged injector so I tried a couple of gas treatments to no avail. Then they thought maybe it was a brake issue--had them inspected and they said everything checked out. I parked it for several days and looked for obvious leaks and found one small gasket leak around RF axle so I had that taken care of but it has still not solved my underlying issue. It seems that even just turning the engine over causes the gas needle to drop. Where is all the fuel going? I drove six miles round trip to my wifes work and it was like someone was siphoning my tank! I have no obvious leaks like around the gas tank or anything like that either which makes this all the more puzzling. Oil and air filters have been changed recently and are done on a regular basis. OBD did not help since I have no check engine light.
Is this a fuel pump issue? Spark plugs? Timing? My dealer does not seem to have any ideas and I am increasingly frustrated.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 8:16 PM