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Starting Prob When i go to start my Ranger, it usually takes a little longer to turn over than it should, and also sometimes it will start off on a low REV and i will give it gas and the RPM will jump up and gradually go back down.. I have changed the fuel filter, spark plugs, and ran head cleaner through it. i jsut dont know what else it could be.

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Sounds like a fuel pressure regulator or MAF

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