Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve on Ford Ranger

Problem Description and Possible Solution

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 150,300 (70,000–215,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.9L V6, 3.0L V6, 4.0L V6
4 model years affected: 1990, 1993, 1995, 2003
15 people reported this problem
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hesitation when you give it gas
1990 Ford ranger will run great till it gets hot then will stall out and gives me a hard time starting up then when it starts it bogs din when I press gas
Stalls out sometimes when I'm stopped and I give it gas and it chugs and picks back up
Pull up to stop sign it idoles ruff and then dies.