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Old 07-05-2010, 09:02 PM
96_ranger 96_ranger is offline
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Default 96 ranger idleing problem

ok i went ahead and fixed the exhaust leaks and new intake manifold gaskets. But yet it still will rev up alittle bit then drop and run rough then after alittle bit it will idle right i still dont know what it is when i fixed the exhaust leaks it ran alittle better i fixed the intake leaks alittle bit better is it the pcv? i get like 22mpgs on the interstate in 4th gear cuz it takes more peddle to keep it in 5th at 60mph
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: 96 ranger idleing problem

Make SURE you didn't overtorque the intake gaskets, especially the lower one. The lower gasket is paper and the other one has a metal layer making it stronger. I had the same problem and came to find out I overtorqued and split the lower gasket. The created a huge vacuum leak, and of course it idled like crap. I think the lower gasket torque is 28-30 ft/lbs, I'd stay on the low end. You don't have to completely remove the lower intake to change the gasket, just pull the bolts and you should have the room you need. It could the pcv, might as well pull that to check while you have the upper intake off and you have good access. Check your plugs too while you're in there, they can tell you alot. Good luck.
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