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My 88 ranger with a 2.3 is giving me a few issues.

First I needed new plugs/wires, and a cap and rotor. they were old and causing some very hard starting. but that problem is solved. now I have a new one.

the thing hesitates and seems slightly underpowered.

it seems to hesitate more if i get it to higher RPM(3.5-4k) and then shift.

after about a second of hesitation itll go fairly normal. Like i said it's more noticable when driving harder but you can always feel it. Right after a shift.

My air filter is kinda dirty, getting a new one of those. but I've seen worse.

My idles moves around a bit, about 300rpm both ways when cold, less when warm.

Put fuel injector cleaner in it and I'm wondering if my IAC or fuel filter could cause this? any ideas?
 


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check for vacuumm leaks. spray wd-40 over all the hoses. when the rpm goes up, you have found a leak.
 

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and the vaccum leak will cause which problem?
 

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it will cause a rough idle, low power, stumble, and rough acceleration.
 

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how did you make out?
 

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found a little broken vaccum line on top of my intake. wrapped it with electricle tape. problem got better so I'll replace that.

my other problem I can't figure out.

I have no power under 2k rpm like none. and if I stall in the first 5 mins after cold start up it wont refire. itll turn over forever and then itll fire a few times and die. if i manage to punch the gas at the right time after it fires I can get going and then its normal.

once its warmed up this isn't a problem. and yes its a standard
 

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sounds like your pump might be due.but change your fuel filter and run some sea foam through the engine. then report back
 

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