1992 Ford Ranger Surging

Tiny
LISABORSINI
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  • 1992 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 26,000 MILES
Truck suddenly began surging at idle; sometimes the engine will die, but not always.

Replaced 02 sensor, as indicated by code that came up on diagnostic computer (home version).

Problem remains; no more codes come up.
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 10:09 PM

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Tiny
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What was the code you mention.
Trying to find out why the car is surging and dying at idle without code is throughing a needle a the dark hoping to hit the target.
The problem still exist, the computer with show it after a awhile,
come back to me when you have the code or if you remember it.
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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[quote="lisaborsini"]Engine Performance problem
1992 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 260, 00 miles

Truck suddenly began surging at idle; sometimes the engine will die, but not always.

Replaced 02 sensor, as indicated by code that came up on diagnostic computer (home version).

Problem remains; no more codes come up.
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CODES ARE are 125c, 172r
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Is this po125 and po172?
Hey lisaborsini, wich country are you from?
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Its a 1992 Ranger - OBD 1

I am from USA - but married into an Italian family - from Italy!

I live in Seattle
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, it was in front of me all the time, under
1991-1995 passenger car and light truck.
Ford EEC-IV system
3 _digit diagnostic codes.

The 125 is the trottle position sensor circuit voltage lower than expected.
The O2 was not the problem, it just monitor what is going on.
An open TPS signal the computer that the trottle is allways closed, resulting in poor performance, trigger the oxygen sensor and sett the code.
A wide open trottle is 5 volts.
Your sensor might give 1.25 volt that indicate a constant close trottle( same as circuit voltage lower than expected)
what you need to do is to change the tps, make sure the connector is clean. Make sure the wire is not broken, because there an open.
Let me know what happens.

Thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
Sorry for asking where you were from, I was just confuse with the codes.

Keep me updated.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009 AT 3:19 PM

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