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Higher Than Normal Engine Idle on Ford Ranger

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Ford Ranger Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 123,423 (63,000–189,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 4.0L V6
12 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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I can't get my engine to idle down. I have replaced the IAC valve but that did not solve my problem. What else could be causing my problem?
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.
High idle changed air idle control valve,checked for vacuum leaks still running rough and high idle.
higher-than-normal idle when clutch is depressed slowly returns to normal
Not always but a lot of times idles high with clutch depressed or in neutral.