1999 FORD RANGER ENGINE DIES WHEN I BRAKE

  • Tiny
  • lewmanJ
  • 1999 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
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

Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 10:27 AM

1 Answer

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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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Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 1:20 PM

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