1997 Ford Ranger RPM's TOO High

Tiny
JOHNBRAY
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  • 1997 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 125,000 MILES
The 1997 Ford Ranger, 2 wd, 4 cyl, manual transmission has sat most of the winter. Upon starting it this morning, the engine immediately races at maximum rpm's, (like a bat out of ****) without ever touching the accelerator. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 AT 9:39 AM

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Tiny
D5NUKE
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If it sat for so long. Check the throttle position sensor and the IAC valve. You can get a can of cleaner from the partas store to clean them out as they might be gummed up from sitting to long. You complete throttle body might need a good cleaning out to see if you have linkage sticking. Shoot a bit of lubricant on the control linkage itself also.
Let me know how it goes.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 AT 10:55 AM

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