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2004 Ford Ranger Low Idle

Lately my ranger has been idling at around 500-600 rpms and dies frequently due to low idle. my check engine light has come on and then the problem started around the same time. while driving anytime i slow down and stop the idle drops below 500 rpms then dies. i think it might be an electrical problem maybe with the spark not reaching the cylinders

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    1992 ford ranger 4 cylinder died when driving. Will not start, but engine cranks over. Where to start troubleshooting?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    1992 ford ranger 4 cylinder died when driving. Will not start, but engine cranks over. Where to start troubleshooting?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    chugging at low rpms and stalling

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    engine cuts out when stopping at stopstreets, release clutch and it starts and will then idle. its seems to be happening more frequent as time passes.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    stalled and will not start

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My ranger was doing the same. I have the 4.0 engine. Installed a K&N filter (about $65.) and idle is now steady at 750. Gas mileage and performance also improved. Hope this helps.

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I figured out what was going on. supposedly on ford rangers the Idle Air Control Valve (IAC Valve) goes bad. i got a trouble code looked it up and sure enough it is the IAC Valve. Under 100 bucks for the part

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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