1984 Ford Ranger Ranger idol issue

Tiny
RADSK8
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  • 1984 FORD RANGER
  • 2.8L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 91,000 MILES
Just bought my truck and trying to get it running right but having trouble with the idle it will idle in park and neutral but not in drive or reverse not sure what is going on please help thank you
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 10:14 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked for vacuum leaks? Is the vehicle fuel injected?
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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It is carbureted
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 11:09 AM
Tiny
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1st OF ALL

WE NEED TO START OFF WITH A CLEAN SLATE

THIS MEANS CATCHING UP ON

"ALL"

OF THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED (USUALLY YOU CANNOT TRUST THE OTHER FELLERS SALES PITCH)

KEEPER?

LET'S DO IT RIGHT!

I MEAN AT THE PRESENT TIME

ALL ENGINE RELATED MAINTENANCE- PLUGS/ PLUG WIRES/ DISTRIBUTOR CAP/ ROTOR BUTTON/ PCV/ BAD HOSES/ TIGHT CARB HOLD DOWN BOLTS/ ETC?

AS WE DON'T NEED TO FIX STUFF OR HAVE "GIVENS" (THAT AIN'T) INTERFERE WITH "TUNING"

DO THE REST OF THE VEHICLE AS SOON AS YOU CAN!

NOW THEN

I'M GONNA GIVE YOU A LINK/ IT'S 2 PAGES LONG/ THIS MAY SAVE US A BUNCH OF TIME!

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/jeep-cj7-1985-jeep-cj7-stalls-when-hot

GRANTED

THIS IS A JEEP LINK/ YOURS HAS THE SAME KINDA STUFF/ SOME OF IT LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT

YOU'LL HAVE TO SORTA TRANSLATE IT TO YOUR RIG

YOU WILL ALSO NEED THE SUGGESTED TOOLS/ "WINGING IT", JUST DON'T WORK

AND MOST OF ALL

REMEMBER ME AND THE OTHER FELLER WILL AID YOU AS YOU GO, IF NEED BE!

ANOTHER HELPFUL AID TO US, IF WE NEED IT, IS FOR YOU TO TAKE OFF YOUR BREATHER AND TAKE LEFT/ RIGHT/ TOP "WELL LIT" PICS OF YOUR ENGINE, AS WE MIGHT POSSIBLY BE ABLE TO "SEE" A POSSIBLE PROBLEM. OTHER STUFF W/ A QUESTION, POINT AT IT AND SNAP A PIC. (PICS CANNOT BE TOO "BIG" OR THEY WON'T SHOW UP ON HERE

THE MEDIC

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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for helping. First off I have checked all the basics so far they have all checked out. And also there is a sticky lifter or collapsed not sure yet but here is a few pics until I check out your link let me know if you see anything thank you
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Jacobandnickolas

DO YOU KNOW WHAT "BASE IDLE" IS ON THIS RIG, PRIOR TO THE THROTTLE POSITIONER PUSHING ON IT?

I'LL ATTEMPT TO GET HIM ADJUSTED

JUMP IN IF I TELL HIM WRONG

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Radsk8

ARE WE SORTA UPDATED WITH NEW TUNE-UP PARTS?

I FORGOT THE FUEL FILTER

IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE TURN THE KEY TO "ON", DOES THE THROTTLE POSITIONER SORTA ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ OUT?

IS THERE A DECAL UNDER THE HOOD THAT SAYS WHAT BASE IDLE IS-OR ANY IDLE FOR THAT MATTER? POST ALL FINDINGS

SEE YOUR PIC BELOW

THE MEDIC
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 AT 7:06 PM

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