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92 2.3 bogs at WOT

Hi i'm new here name is doug, i have this issue with my ranger (92 2.3 8 spark plugs)

When i want to give it WOT(wide open throttle) it just kinda nose dives, or bogs really bad. It has done this for quite some time now, so yesterday i changed the fuel filter and air filter hoping that it would change the way it drove but low and behold that did nothing for it. In the past i have used Chevron techron fuel system cleaner, but to no avail.

I have not changed the plugs, but if that might help i could do that, the prevous owner said he did have them changed just before i bought it 4 years ago, but i have only put 10,000 miles on since then.

Any other ideas would be great,
Thank you, doug

P.S. it is a 2 wd 5 speed
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what gear are you in when it bogs down?...the pre 01.5 4cyl rangers arent known for being powerful
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It can be any gear, if I let off just a little bit she will pick back up and go. But WOT just isn't there, like if i need to go up a hill(lots of them here) it just bogs till you let off just a little
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sounds like a normal 4 banger ranger...do you know what rear gears you have?
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Nope i don't, I think they are pretty tall, but not sure just what they are. I like running smaller tires. when I got it had 215 75 14's on it, I found some 15" jeep wheels and put 215 60 15 s on it, made it a little better but still bogs (or i like to call it falling on its face)
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nice avatar lol...my mom has a 94 SL2 with 158K on it...had it since it was new
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The blue one is mine 238,000 miles 5 speed the gold one is my sons 94 with 75.000 paid a dollar for it. needed a sub frame and brake lines LOVE MY SATTYS i have 6 of them that i keep going.
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yea that saturn has been the best car my family has owned
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Yup i love them, thanks got lots to do today, hope someone will chime in to help if there is any help, or is it just the nateur of the beast?
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Check your timing, set the crank gear to TC and the cam gear has a notch that lines up with a mark in the peep hole in the timing cover. My truck used to bog down when the timing belt skipped.
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Okay i will look at that. thank you
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