2001 Ranger low idle


Old 06-02-07, 05:00 AM
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Question 2001 Ranger low idle

I just bought a 2001 ford ranger with a manual transmission. I like the truck a lot but I have a quick question.

When you first start out, you have to give it plenty of gas while easing out on the clutch, or it will try to die on you. Even when you kick it out of gear, like going down a slope, or at a red light, it feels like it is going to die.

I noticed the RPM gauge shows around 600 or 700 while you are idling. This seems a little low to me. Does the idle need adjusting by raising it some? Plus, does any one know what the RPMs should be? There was no owners manual with the truck. I wish I could find one. I checked on E-Bay. No luck.

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Old 06-02-07, 04:42 PM
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You can raise it a little if you want but on a F/I vehicle it's not as easy as it was on old carb motors. Your idle is computer controlled so you will need to go to a dealer or custom tuner to have them adjust your idle to a tune of probably $200 or so just for getting out their computer and clicking a few buttons.

IMO if it's driveable let it be but I'm a cheap skate.
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