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Freshly bought 88


christiangrlnd

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Vehicle Year
1988
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Ford Ranger XLT
Transmission
Automatic
I just bought an 88 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Automatic (2.9) When I bought it on Wednesday it ran really well. I decided I was still going to change the oil, transmission fluid, filters, and ignition coil. (They replaced everything else.. wires, distributor, plugs) but left the old coil. I did all the work and then when I went to start it up, it ran okay but the idle is very poor. It dies within 30-45 seconds but starts again after 2-3 minutes. I put the old coil back on to see if the truck just didn’t like the new one. Same result. Ideas? I’m a intermediate level. Please explain it like I’m 15 😂
 


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Location
woodhaven mi
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1988
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FORD mostly
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
you may have broke a vac line or disconnected something....everything on the map sensor?
 

christiangrlnd

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you may have broke a vac line or disconnected something....everything on the map sensor?
Map sensor is good, replaced recently it looks like. I’ll check the vac lines for a leak. Thank you for the ideas
 

Dirtman

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41N 75W
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2009
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
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Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.
My credo
I poop in the furnace.
I made a smoke machine similar to this out of random nonsense laying around. Cost me 15 bucks for a propane regulator and fittings. Burn mineral oil on some cotton rags. It pumps smoke as good as my buddies professional unit. Best way to test for vacuum or valve leaks.

 

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