I have a 92 ranger, 4.0. 38k original miles (Yes, believe it or not) when I bought it after the old gas was out of it it ran fine, lots of power- but it always ran rich. Fumes were deadly. But one night I was going back to the cabin, and thought it was missing. Threw it in neutral and sure enough it was, kinda odd too, not like a regular miss. But I continued on, got there. Not a real long drive by any means, but I got there and realized I had forgotten some stuff, at this point the truck was unloaded and still running, if I floored it it would bounce between 1.5-2k rpm, it made it out half decent just being easy on the throttle, made it out, shut it off and got what I had to. And I can't remember if it made it all the way back fine, or nearly all the way back. But anyways, stayed the night and the next afternoon when ready to leave it took a while to start, and I didn't think we were going to make it out, especially over some of the hills. SOMEHOW, we did... After that, it never worked a1, hell- not even b2.... For a while it would work OK for 30 seconds after starting it, but if you could still get it to drive it would still miss bad and you would have to keep it floored. I stopped driving it and left it, no check engine light, still running rich AF, but acting like it had no gas. I had to move it, back into the woods so I put a battery in it, and it took me 15 minutes to get up this hill.... YES, I am dead serious. That's how shitty it runs, and I'm surprised I ended up making it up. But like I said, no CEL, acting like its starving for gas and it smells like it is running with as much gas as it can possibly get.
At this point, I dont care if I get it running, driving etc again. But, I would like to if I can, just as a woods beater or to sell as a woods beater. I've already started pulling parts, and I wouldn't mind continuing to beat the living shit out of it till it actually dies. So, any ideas what the hell is wrong with it? Not throwing parts at it, but if you've had a similar problem, or have a good idea what it is- (and it's cheap) I probably will. I've been told it could be a ton of different things, but I don't think it's any. And when pushing the fuel system bleeder, gas shoots across the engine bay. One other thing I should mention, all winter I had to keep gas line antifreeze in it to keep it from freezing.