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1988 Ford Ranger Super 2.9L V6 Hesitating and Stalling out

I was driving the truck the other day and then when I gave it gas it started hesitating until it got above 2500 RPM. Then, when I stopped at the next light, it started idling out. It stalled out while just sitting there idling. It is a manual truck and I have replaced both the map sensor and the idle air control valve. Neither of them seem to be causing the problem. The oil pump started ticking the other day and I know I need to replace that but a couple of people have told me the oil pump wouldn't be causing the hesitation or the idle out. Please assist. this is my daily driver and I need my vehicle asap. Thanks again.

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  • flgoofyguy85 Jun 26, 2009

    I do not know the codes. I do not have an OBD 1 computer and neither does an autozone or advance discount auto parts. So I do not have the code and have to do this the old fashioned way.

  • flgoofyguy85 Jun 26, 2009

    there are no lights on no check engine lights or anything. Just the stalling

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what are the codes? stop guessing.

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I have the same truck (88 Ranger 2.9 liter).

Just got an oil change today and the guy said the problem is the FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, which spits gas and causes idling when stopping. He said this is causing my terrible gas mileage, idling and problems starting, as well as the gas smell.

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Check EGR valve this controls idle speed it might have carbon build up hold the valve open. All so check fuel pressure.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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    johnny wyatt Jun 26, 2009

    One more thing you can't get the codes out cause its 1988. Unless you have a Ford scanner from back then or you spend $250 - $350 for a new scanner with all the adpators. Check engine will only come on if your 02 sensors are not working.

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