RANGER WON'T STAY IDLING

  • Tiny
  • keithbates
  • 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 ford xlt ranger 2x4 will start but won't stay running unless pumping gas. Rondomly will idle for about 20 seconds [pur like a kitten] without sputtering or touching gas, then just stall out, will start back up but must keep giving it gas. Ihave changed fuel filter in the undercarriage, idle control valve, wires n plugs look good.I have checked for vacum leaks but can't find any.

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:08 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Start with a fuel pressure check to see if it is getting enough fuel

Roy

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:10 PM
  • Tiny
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How do I check fuel pressure?

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:24 PM
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How can I check fuel pressure and how much should there be?

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM
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You need a gauge that you can rent from a parts store. It should be around 40-45 lbs.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 3:27 PM

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