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Manual transmission 1987 ford ranger 4x4, fm145/fm146 I believe. Driving to work today I started having issues in 1st gear between 10mph-15mph it felt like the trans was holding the engine back during acceleration. It was a quick pulse of power than none than power over and over. Than 2nd gear the same at 23-25mph, than 3rd at 35-40mph, than 4th at 45-50mph didnt get past 50. 5th I didnt get high enough to experience the problem. It's a repetitive issue. Anyone

(Update: ran out of gas issue was from low fuel) as it turned out my fuel gauge doesn't work.
 
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Check fluid level? And type of fluid?

Had a fm146 on mine for a short time. Mine was noisy as hell, but I didn't have anything like that going on...
 

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Will check fluid when I get the chance at work at the moment.
 

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It was like that when I found it.
(Update: ran out of gas issue was from low fuel) as it turned out my fuel gauge doesn't work.
Been there, done that, and also felt stupid at the time. I've done way stupider stuff since though... :rolleyes:
 

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Been there, done that, and also felt stupid at the time. I've done way stupider stuff since though... :rolleyes:
Shshshs! If you don't tell us, we'll still believe you're intelligent.
 

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Lol I'll remember that for next time. It's on the webs now no take backs
 

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"The first time you discover the fuel gauge is broken" is a legitimate excuse.

Second occurence is cause for ridicule.
 

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Lol I'll keep that in mind I think I fixed it but it reads e when full
 

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Haha yeah I figure I got something crossed somewhere. I'm just gonna live with it lol. I dont want to drop the tank again 3 times is enough for me
 

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None of em work in the first gens worth a damn.

Asked how to fix in one of my old threads. A few folks provided answers. Can be done.

I go off my odometer.

And carry a one gallon can in the bed at all times

Use it every now and then. 🤷🏿‍♂️
 

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