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I have a 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9 that suddenly started running

Customer Question

I have a 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9 that suddenly started running rough, rough idle, white smoke from pipe
JA: Is the rough idle intermittent or consistent?
Customer: consistant
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced MAP sensor, fresh gas.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Very poor gas mileage
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

You need to pull pout all the plugs and see how they're burning for water/rust or oil.

Do a compression/cylinder leak down test too to see if we have a bad head gasket.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Our goal here is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. We may not always
have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but our job is to get you on
the right track, which we always do. We can’t hear, see, smell or
touch your vehicle from where we’re at, so your understanding of
that is greatly appreciated. There are no magical or miraculous
answers, but we do our best to guide you in the right direction.

Thanks, Ron