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vehicle year, make, model, engine and what have you done so far?
Ya, I screw that up.
Well it's a 2003 Ford Ranger Edge w/ 32,000.0 +/- miles on it.
I'm the second owner, purchased almost one year ago with only 26, 880.0 miles on it.
It's has a 3.0 v-6 engine.
Automatic with OD
It doesn't have the power when I go up a average hill. It's becomes Slugglish.
I have had it up to 89 mph on route 89 here in NH !!
And just on Monday, coming back from a trip. Everyone had to pass me instead of me passing them.
The ranger started sputtering while driving up a highway hill.
Then my rear tire kinda spun out like the engine failed and re-started. !?
Then it sputter again on the second part of the hill, and no power. I felt like it was going to die.
I made the trip home, about 80 miles. The ranger is ok on level highway and speeds up to 60-65 mph. But the hill thing is the issue.
Sitting idle, I can Rev up the engine...and it rev fine, then it sputters a bit, then Rev up again fine. On and On.
A friend suggest Fuel Injector Cleaner, but seeking info on the web says No don't do that cause the fuel today is suppose to be cleaner ?? I have done nothing yet.
PER THE SEARCH FOR A GOOD USE SMALL TRUCK Ford RANGER YEARS 2003 AND 2004 CAME UP. THE 2004 HAS TRANSMISSION ISSUES, AND THE 2003 has MINOR ENGINE ISSUES..... this must be it.
I would check fuel pressure/volume first. Then the ignition coil would be next on my list. I bet it's one of those two things.
Thanks in advance for your ACCEPT,