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Old 01-16-2012, 03:49 PM
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Default 96 Ranger struggles to start, idles low!

I have been having trouble with my truck. I go to start the truck and it wont fire. It takes 3 times to get it started with me having to push my foot on the gas for it to work. Once its started it idles really low and sometimes dies when I dont have my foot on the gas.

I have replaced the fuel filter, battery, spark plugs and wires, a new brain, an ECT sensor, and a cam shaft position sensor. I do have spark and fuel pressure. I am lost in what it can be, any ideas?
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: 96 Ranger struggles to start, idles low!

Did ya check the vac lines for leaks?
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: 96 Ranger struggles to start, idles low!

No I havent, I was thinking maybe the TPS but I really dont know?
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: 96 Ranger struggles to start, idles low!

My Silverado did the same thing I replaced the battery and alternator all is well now
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: 96 Ranger struggles to start, idles low!

I was going to suggest your Crankshaft position sensor, but typically the engine won't even fire up if it is bad. I'd check all vacuum lines.
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