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Old 04-01-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default 1997 2.3L starts then dies

Hello-
I have a 1997 ranger, 2.3L. Today I was driving, experienced sudden loss of power (engine, not electrical) and then the engine shut off.
I coasted to the shoulder. Truck will start but then dies quickly (5 sec. or less). If I give it gas and rev it up it stays running for maybe 10-20 seconds, but then will die again. The engine responds sluggishly to the accelerator while I am revving. Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: 1997 2.3L starts then dies

Check your EGR?
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: 1997 2.3L starts then dies

Fuel filter? Sounds like lack of fuel to me
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: 1997 2.3L starts then dies

Thank you for the responses guys. I cleaned the EGR and IAC valve, replaced the fuel filter, replaced PCV valve and truck was still acting up. Finally I replaced the MAF sensor ($120) and the truck fired right up! Game on.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: 1997 2.3L starts then dies

If you found a PCV valve on a 97 2.3, please share where.

All I can find is a breather coming out of the cam cover.

Thanks,

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Never mind, found it. About 6 inches in front of the oil filter, and 6 inches up. Between the first 2 plugs, you can see it from the top between the intake runners.
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