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Old 02-24-2011, 10:40 PM
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Default 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Hey guys I have noticed that just recently my 99 3.0 5 speed has been idling at 1500 rpm and it would always be at 1000 before. Why the heck would it do this? If I hold the brake and let out on the clutch a bit to put a load on the motor it will idle down and when I push the clutch back in it will stay at 1000. I have to do this at red lights or it will idle at 1500 rpm and it drives me crazy!!! What would cause this?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Not 100% sure, but maybe a vacuum leak?
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

I wouldn't even know where to start!!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Sounds like the regulator is off.

The engine has to work harder with weight on it so fewer rpms, if you take the wieght off it should spool up and go faster. However, i believe this is regulated by the computer these days. So I would start there.

A 99 should have a computer, but if for some reason it doesn't (I don't know how or if they regulated this before computers but if they did figure out what part that would be and if your truck has that part check it out and see if it needs to be replaced.)
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Idling at 1000? My truck, and every other Ranger i've ever seen has idled at around 750. Sounds like you've had this problem for awhile, and now it's getting worse.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Well BOOOOOOOO. Someone help me! Lol

Brandon, what do you mean the regulator?
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

I'd start with looking for a vacuum leak. Start it up pop the hood and listen for a high pitched vacuum sound. Sometimes they are easy to find and sometimes a real pain in the ***. If you cant hear anything you can try the old carb cleaner trick. I believe your supposed to do it with propane but I personally dont know anyone thats ever done it...Look it up on youtube. Good luck.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

Deng this blows. I can't hear listen for vacuum leaks cause my exhaust is super deep and rattles my head when its under the hood
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: 99 3.0 5 speed ranger has just started idling 500 RPM's higher than normal!

I have noticed the same thing my ideld is up but I also just found antifreeze on the oil
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