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2.3L ('83-'97) 94' Ranger dies for a split second while driving


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yesterday. Im driving and beeing in 4th gear. I let off the throttle then back on, then the motor just died for a split second then came back alive. It did that twice on the way home. Today i went and got lunch and when i left a stop sign, i gunned it and the truck immediately did the same thing. It died only for a split second then came back alive, and ran fine until i got back to work. No check engine light, no codes. Any idea? Thankyou in advance for any help
 


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It would help everyone if we had any idea of what engine you have...

Then when we know that... I will move this to the proper forum.

Welcome to TRS...
 

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You have a loose connection at a battery cable, most likely on the positive side. The "dying" is the alternator being momentarily overwhelmed.
 

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You have a loose connection at a battery cable, most likely on the positive side. The "dying" is the alternator being momentarily overwhelmed.
I have also had issues with the ground wire being bad or a ground being damaged or a battery not fastened down doing it. My 88 had a ground wire that someone had stripped the wire, laid it next to the next section and taped it like 4 times in a 16” section using a mix of electrical tape and duct tape. Ran a lot better after I fixed that up until it ate a valve (unrelated issue). My red 92 it apparently was the battery bouncing around in the tray doing it because someone broke the hold-down bolt or lost it, forget which. Fixed so many broken hold downs over the years, I have a box of stainless 1/4-20 bolts to replace them with, just drill and tap.
 

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It would help everyone if we had any idea of what engine you have...

Then when we know that... I will move this to the proper forum.

Welcome to TRS...
Thankyou, it has the 2.3 in it
 

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I have also had similar symptoms from really bad gas.
 


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