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Old 06-24-2012, 02:58 PM
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Question Bad Idle issues. Engine shut-off at stoplights

Ok, so i have a 2004 ford ranger edge with a 3.0L V6, automatic and it has around 106,xxx miles on it and just recently I've had a problem with idling entirely. If it sits for very long the RPMs will fall well below 1000 and it will start to sputter, then die and won't restart unless i push the emergency pump shut-off button. We thought it was bad gas so replaced the filter and then added fuel cleaner but the problem has persisted. Any ideas???
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Bad Idle issues. Engine shut-off at stoplights

Any other symptoms? Check engine light on? Any strange noises like squealing or anything?
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Bad Idle issues. Engine shut-off at stoplights

Nothing at all the alternator light and the battery light come on when the RPMs die but that's gonna happen because of the low RPM's. No noises that are out of the ordinary.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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Ok, so i just replaced the air filter and it hasn't happened again but i was a ble to drive around after i did the fuel filter too and the air filter doesn't explain why i had to press the reset for my emergency fuel shutoff switch...
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Bad Idle issues. Engine shut-off at stoplights

Not sure why you had to push the fuel reset switch but my truck has 127,000 miles and started doing that around your same miles. i had cleaned out my IAC valve and it has been running like a champ ever since.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:49 PM
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it might just be that valve i think it has something to do with my computer reading that it was choking so it shut off my fuel pump thinking i was in an accident...
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Alright well sorry I've been away from the boards we think we've figured it out. My fuel pump wasn't turning on because that switch had shorted out. I'm replacing the switch and the pump later today tho
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