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Old 06-16-06, 08:22 AM
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Ford ranger

1998 with a 4 cylinder and a stick 120,000 miles.

It is running barely at idle but when I give it gas it wants to turn off and not rev up. If I pust the accelerator down and hold it it will rev up a small tad before dying back down. I managed to put it in first gear and make it home at 3 mph.

A couple of times in the past I would try to accelerate and it wouldn't after hesitating but then no problem.

The check engine light is not on and I don't know how to check the codes.

I think it's fuel related. I put my hand at the tail pipe and think the temperature of the exhaust is normal and I am going now to replace the filter as it needs to be done anyway.
 

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Old 06-16-06, 09:11 AM
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Your local AutoZone (or other chain parts store probably) can pull the codes for you for free.
I'd start there.
Or...you can do what I did and buy a Code reader from them...mine cost me $30.
 
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Old 06-16-06, 09:12 AM
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Thanks....How do I get the filter out? I have the clamps off but it doesn't want to budge..

Thanks again.
 
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Old 06-16-06, 11:32 AM
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When I did mine a couple of weeks ago it seemed stuck too.
Open the clamp ALL the way up and jiggle the filter out towards the back of the truck.
 
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Old 06-17-06, 12:34 PM
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Thanks Handy, but no luck. Still idles fine but when given gas wants to and sometimes does cut off.
 
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Old 06-17-06, 03:13 PM
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By what method does your truck deliver fuel to the cylinders?
 
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Fuel injection...
 
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Old 06-17-06, 04:23 PM
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Throttle body type where only one unit disburses to all cylinders?...or individually injected cylinders? This might help others diagnose your problem.
 
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oops! Sorry!! Multi port...Thanks!!!
 
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Old 06-17-06, 05:31 PM
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That should help. I am from the old carburetor era and someone else could better help you.

One would think that gas delivered to individual cylinders could not cause the entire vehicle to die out. But...then again there are so may devices that are used in conjunction with parts on cars where perhaps one of the associated parts is bad. Someone else will have to try to help you.
 
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Ok....Thanks again...
 
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