Need some help here. 97 ranger 2.3 152000miles

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by Terry Thompson, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Terry Thompson

    Terry Thompson New Member

    97 2.3 have no code and low idle miss and stall when you let off the throttle and get back on the throttle in between shifts.
    Here's what I've done.
    New air filter
    New motor craft platinum plugs
    Swapped coil packs from a donor truck
    New intake,iac,throttle body and egr gaskets
    Swapped IAC from donor
    Swapped maf from donor
    Nee PVC
    New fuel filler hose
    New fuel filter
    Swapped intake air control sensor from a donor
    Checked everything for vacuum leak
    Purchased torque pro and adapter but I dont know if I'm missing some with the info its giving me. Anyone see what I'm missing?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member, 152K. That's the good ol' days for my '98. ( ;) )
    Tell me, Terry. Drive your truck much?
    Some guys, they drive it all the time. Other guys, feel its more of a "tool" and they only use it when they need it.
    I noticed some similar problems with my truck back when I got it, but I drove it anyway. All the time, as it was my only vehicle back then.
    After a few years, I noticed it kinda "mellowed out" and became easier to drive and shift.
    Doesn't stall at every light anymore, shifts a little easier, idles a little smoother, etc.
    I recently picked up another vehicle and the truck doesn't get driven ALL the time anymore. In fact, I let it sit for a few weeks, maybe more than a month, and those problems all started to rear their ugly heads again.
    These days, I try to split the duties between the car and truck. As long as I drive at least once or twice a week, it seems to be ok.
    Might be your fix, might not, but food for thought anyway.
    Good luck.

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    Terry Thompson

    Terry Thompson New Member

    I bought it that way last winter had a bad auto transmission. Swapped it to a 5 speed as I had a 97 donor truck for all the parts.
    Had to swap driveshaft
    Engine and transmission wiring harness
    And all that good stuff
    Paid $500 for the truck
    New clutch and pressure plate and nickles and dimes every since.

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  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    You've made some major alterations. I'd start with checking all the wiring connections you changed.
    Often times, the devil is in the details.
  6. Joedaddy

    Joedaddy New Member

    Might check and see if that year has the egr valve my 1994 does problems sound really similar soaked and cleaned egr problem gone

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