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I have a 84 ford ranger v6 2.8 motor. It idles high and dies when i put it in gear and give it gas

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SOURCE: 1995 xlt ford ranger

In my 1996 ranger xl my high idle problem was due to a bad ect sensor. After I replaced that I have had no problems with high idle. Not sure if yours is idleing high all the time like mine was but that sensor fixed the problem for me. Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: 1987 ford ranger stalling/bogging out when i give

Witch eengine do you have. 2.9 3.0 or the 4.0 ?
Need to know this before I can help.

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SOURCE: 1987 ford ranger idled too high

Try lubricating the throttle body cable , sounds like it is sticking.

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SOURCE: my 1998 ford expiditon idles rough when i start it

change plugs...........

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SOURCE: 1998 ford ranger idles rough, high then low

does car have engine codes? sounds like your idle air controle valve is sticking. or possible egr problem

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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try turning up the gas in the carb. gas runs real lean when you get up to high speeds, and lower even more when it heats up, so it would make sense.

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