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Not running right

EVOrider

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Vehicle Year
1983
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
I've got a 1983 Ranger with the 2.8L....2wd and manual transmission. It still has the EEC-VI.

When cold, the idle is rough. Once warmed up though, the idle is smooth.

When the engine is still cold and whenever the engine is placed under a load, it looses power. It is like it is not getting fuel.

Once the engine is warmed up and engine is placed under a load, it sometimes looses power. I can be traveling 70 mph and all of a sudden, the truck looses power. I then floor the gas pedal and power returns like it should. This problem does not happen all the time though.

Why does the truck run great at wide open throttle?

I will be checking for codes sometime later in the week or during the weekend. Does it sound like a fuel filter problem to anyone.

Thanks for anyones help...
 


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85general

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1985
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2.8 V6 durasparked holley 350
Transmission
Manual
two words: duraspark conversion
 

enginepaul

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Possibly a fuel delivery problem, possibly a computer problem. Start with the codes.
If you don't need factory smog where you live, start with a DuraSpark.
Let us know what you found, then we might be able to help
 

Rammunition360

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how bout start with a tune up and then check the pcv valve and check for vaccum leaks cause the duraspark looks like a bitch to do..
 

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