1999 Ford Ranger Repair Question
1999 Ford Ranger engine dies when I brake
1999 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 139000 miles
When I turn my truck on the idle seems low and it kind of chugs. When I brake abruptly it dies. But once it gets warmed up it runs fine. I think it may be problem with the choke/carburator but I am not sure. Any ideas?
Thanks a lot
Your car doesn't have a choke. It is fuel injected and the fuel mixture is run by the computer. If this problem happens when you hit the brakes, check the brake booster to make sure there isn't a vacuum leak to it or the booster itself isn't leaking. You will need a vacuum gauge to check it. Many parts stores will rent them. If there is a leak, the booster will not hold a vacuum and will need replaced.
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