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Ford Ranger Higher Than Normal Engine Idle

Ford Ranger Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engine Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 92,811 mi (85,000 mi - 97,433 mi)


The engine may have a higher that normal idle at times. After cold start with an automatic transmission and when the clutch is depressed with a manual transmission. Our technicians tell us updated powertrain control module (PCM) software is available to address this concern.

  • , , 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 96,000 mi

    high idle speed at times when clutch is depressed.

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  • , , 2.3L 4 Cylinder

    have replaced computer aic maf or map whichever tps switch checked hoses ,just about everything i can think of. Idles at about 2100 rpm and now its started sputtering when so called idling. mash the gas and it goes just fine. but will not idle properly. any suggestion would be worth a million and a half.

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  • , , 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 97,433 mi

    Revs high on start up and contines when idling. Has not been fixed

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  • , , 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 85,000 mi

    I was not able to repair. New throttle body.

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