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Old 07-21-2008
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Help - No Power!

I was out on some loose sand this weekend and my ranger failed me! (first time using 4x4 on this truck) Its a 00 v-6 standard 4x4, well i was driving through the loose sand and my truck just started to slow down and that was the end of it, i WASNT bogged down in the sand, not really stuck > the ranger just didnt produce the power need to spin the tires. Then it started to smoke. :
REally disappointed with this ranger, regret trading in my F-150 for it, my f-150 was a monster in the mud and sand!
Any suggestions on what could be wrong or is this normal of a ranger?

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clean out the air filter.
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Could be numerous things... I'm guessing you got the truck used?
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could be a head, manifold gasket leak does exhaust smell like coolant?
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afterall, it is the infamous 3.0L......somebody had to say it
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go ***** at the person you bought it from
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I forgot to mention, now every time i start up the truck there is some rattling sound that last a few seconds.
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um... check all the belts and pulleys connected, a pulley may be loose, possibly the fan clutch....
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THe sounds not coming from the belt area, its more towards the bottom of the engine maybe transmission area. It only does it for about 5 seconds right after start up and then goes away
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check trans fluid and oil. is it a stick?
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yeah its standard
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