Re: Newbie needs help
I'm not sure about the revving problem. but with the shifter knob. remove the kick panel under the steering wheel. there should be one colored like the rest of your dash. and under it one that is metal but under that there is a cable like wire connected to a piece of metal that is shaped kind of like a v (i think). but, move your gear shift while you look under the dash (with key turned to on but engine not started and parking brake on) and you will see the little "v" shaped piece move when you move the gear shift and just mess with the cable a little bit until you get it right. (There is also a plastic piece near the end of the cable that you can spin and it tightens and loosens the cable) hopefully that might help you with one of your questions. if not, i will go outside saturday (or one day this weekend) and mess with mine since I need to anyways and I will be able to explain it better. unless someone on the forum can explain it better.
[EDIT] - Actually, I started thinking... it might be your IAC now that I think about it... since it does have to do with your idleing. (maybe even check your throttle cable) try cleaning it and see if that is the problem (you might as well clean your throttle body while your at it since it's right there) but if not, try replacing it. that might work. and if not.. hopefully someone else on here will have some more suggestions.
Here are some links on this forum to help you out if you need it.
Cleaning your throttle body
Cleaning your Mass air flow Sensor
Cleaning your IAC
Hope this helps :P
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Super cab 4 Door Fully Loaded
4.0 Liter V6 EFI OHV with 5 Speed 5R55E Automatic
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Last edited by Kodyston; 10-11-2010 at 08:45 AM.
Reason: Thought of more suggestions