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Just replaced head after it has been sitting for two years with out one on it. cleaned everything out set timing and it cranks to the point of almost starting but wont run. pulled it down the road and it started and ran for about 30 seconds and died pulled it a little further it started but only would idle,if i gave it any gas it would die. pulled it further it started but only idled for about 5 minutes.

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Ford Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello I will help you with your question,

Does it have 2 year old gas in it?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Drained it replaced filter and put 4 gallons of New to try it . Used my scanner to turn pump on and remove any in the lines
Ford Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Good, when you get it to idle but it dies when you crack the throttle you either have too much air (vacuum leak) or too little fuel.

Do you have a fuel pressure gauge you can check the pressure and a vacuum gauge you can check the vacuum with?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Where do i check vacuum at? What should fuel pressure be?
Ford Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

What model, year and engine size of Ford do you have?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
97 ranger 2.3 engine manual trans
Ford Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

at idle or cranking you want 35 - 40 psi and 18" of steady vacuum.

Let me know what you find

Thanks

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Ford Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Any vacuum port connected directly to the manifold can be used to check vacuum.

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