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My 97 ranger 4 cyl starts up then stalls when cold when you come to a stop,when it stallls it is very diffuclt to restart but once it warms up it will run fine. any ideas?

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Tune up due? plugs, wires, cap,rotor, Clean the throttle body/ carb, replace the fuel and air filter. Check for codes.

Posted on Nov 08, 2014

Testimonial: "have done all that, still does it. Could there be a problem with the throttle body assembly itself....it clearly states DO NOT CLEAN THROTTLE BODY which may cause damage to it.....have ran inj cleaner thru it with no change... but it runs fine after it warms up"

  • Randy Ohler Nov 08, 2014

    Use brake clean and clean the throttle body and the idle air control motor, also spray down the mas air flow sensor, if you have one. It will be OK. One other thing to check would be the coolant sensor. You would need a scanner to check it. If you replace it, check for breaks in the wires close to the plug.

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Your ECT (Engine Coolant Temp) sensor is bad. What's happening is at cold start it richens up the fuel mixture and as it warms up the ECM thinks it's still cold and essentially the "choke" is still on. Also check your coolant level. If you don't have enough coolant in you engine/radiator, the ECT doesn't know what to do so it thinks it's cold.

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sounds like the clutch isnt engaging properly in the situations you described. may need to check fluid levels if there ok. then may need to get serviced or checked at least

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SOURCE: My 87 vw cabriolet will hesitate the stall after warmed up.

I have same problem (87 1.8 Carb Clipper), thought it was rust from fuel tank getting in Carb, changed the tank and fuel filler pipe but still have problem (but not as frequent). I'm gonna get it tuned (mixture and timing etc), also try fuel pump relay and check choke.....fingers crossed.

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With this said, you stated that the car "runs fine" until warmed up.

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