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My 1988 Ford Ranger misses while warming up.

My Ranger starts and runs great for a few minutes, then it starts to miss and if I push the accelerator to the floor it runs fine. After about 2 miles of running horrible it clears up all by itself and will run great. Any ideas?

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COOLANT temp sensor

is bad not allowing engine to run enriched fuel

engine heats up enriched fuel is not needed

proof can be found in fault memory

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