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the truck is a 1991 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 5speed ok so iv known something was going to happen and now it happend. theres a gas smell in the oil, now in order to accelerate i have to push the petal to the floor but after that its fine,also there is a wining noise coming from the front of the truck and gets worse when i accelerate,and the engine is boging down its almost sounds like the exauhst is cloged. also there is oil coming out of the tail pipe when i first start it up.one more thing the check engine light comes on at 3000rpms. Got any ideas. i really want to keep this truck.

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the truck is a 1991 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 5speed ok so iv known something was going to happen and now it happend. theres a gas smell in the oil, now in order to accelerate i have to push the petal to the floor but after that its fine,also there is a wining noise coming from the front of the truck and gets worse when i accelerate,and the engine is boging down its almost sounds like the exauhst is cloged. also there is oil coming out of the tail pipe when i first start it up.one more thing the check engine light comes on at 3000rpms. Got any ideas. i really want to keep this truck.
Sounds like BAD fuel pressure regulator. Probably leaking & filling the oil with fuel.Yes, it probably did ruin the cat. converter.
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