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Old 10-26-2010, 06:25 PM
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Default 84 2.8L V6 idle is too low to stay running

So I have an 84 ranger 2.8L (automatic), and it was originally able to stay running because the choke sensor was stuck thinking the engine was cold, so it flooded in extra gas. Now that I have the choke working, it idles too low and won't stay alive. How do I tune the idle so that it runs?

Is this something that just needs to be adjusted? Or is it something that actually requires parts?

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: 84 2.8L V6 idle is too low to stay running

Carb?
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: 84 2.8L V6 idle is too low to stay running

sounds like you need a carb rebuild! and mabye check your jets
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:46 PM
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Carb?
Yes, I it is a carb. And I'm not sure what is ment by Jets.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: 84 2.8L V6 idle is too low to stay running

jets are what vaporize the fuel in a carburetor so you just dont have liquid gasoline poring into your motor
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:38 AM
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Default Re: 84 2.8L V6 idle is too low to stay running

There is a "fast idle selenoid" (I think thats what it's called) that keeps your carb from dropping idle too fast. It's a complicated procedure but not too difficult, if you can find some good instructions.
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