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Old 05-15-2011, 06:18 PM
ElTeeRanDee ElTeeRanDee is offline
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Default Rough Idle Solved

Not that ya'll knew there was a problem! (As I'm a newbie!)

I've seen plenty of 'Rough Idle' Threads - and frankly, after running into some issues myself with my 01 Ranger (one of my 'fleet' haha) I stumbled upon this forum; I swapped out the plug on 5, and did so without removing the front wheel, fortunately.

A pair of pliars and a little elbow grease did me well - I was idling about 750rpm with a mean shake anytime I got below 2500; While I was in there I threw some carb cleaner in the intake and voila, idles at just below 1k, but smooth.

I just wanna say, that I'm pleased as punch that I found this forum, now I can stop bugging my wife about talking about Rangers...

ahhh, who am I kidding? She'll be more bugged than ever.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:33 PM
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hahaha welcome to your new addiction.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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Good to see you got it fixed.

You should clean the IAC also
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:43 PM
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Can you elaborate on "plug 5"? My truck has a rough idle as well and was thinking about starting here:

Technical Service Bulletin 2000-2001 Ranger electrical connector
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:54 AM
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Can you elaborate on "plug 5"? My truck has a rough idle as well and was thinking about starting here:

Technical Service Bulletin 2000-2001 Ranger electrical connector
I had the OBD read at an AutoParts Store (Pick your favorite store) and got a P0305 error, Misfire on 5.

I figured on swapping out spark plug 5 (as you're looking at the engine from the front of the truck, it's on the right side of the motor, center)

+ +
+ + <- Plug 5
+ +

If you get that particular error code, I can PM you and photo some stuff together to show you how to swap out, or at least check your spark plug.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:29 AM
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I appreciate, but for some reason I was thinking you were talking about an electrical "plug" for some reason. I already replaced all my spark plugs though. Thanks anyway =P
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