Re: cutting out at low RPM
Originally Posted by Ranger Smokey
On a 2003 XLT single cab Ranger 4-banger 5-speed:
the post should read CUTTING OUT WHEN ACCELERATING
It happened all of a sudden. If you give it more than half throttle it cuts out with an erratic type of miss but if you let off it smooth's right back out.
Just so long you take of easy no problems at all but as soon as you give it more that half throttle it starts cutting out again. It feels like an electronic type of miss.
It idles and cruies's very well but the minute you give it gas it cuts out again. The truck has been driven very easy all it's life and has just about 80K on it now.
I did notice that the check engine flashed but I did not get the count. It now just says on now but will not flash a code anymore.
How do I get it to flash the code out again? That may give us a start
Thanks in advance
the "flashing CEL" indicates multiple misfires.......you do not want to drive with a flashing CEL. you can ruin the cat..........you need a code reader to read the codes they start at $30 or you can go to a parts store and they will read them........get the actual code numbers and post them here..............without anymore info I would suspect a fuel issue..I would change the fuel filter and see if you can do a fuel pressure test......if you end up needing a fuel pump the consensus among us DIYers's is removing the bed is the easiest way.....
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