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Old 01-31-2014, 07:02 PM
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Default 96 4cyl Ranger idled high when stopped now wont start

For about a week my truck started to idle high when stopped. When I turned the heater position switch to floor and off it would lower the idle. Yesterday I started my truck I turned the heater position control knob and the truck died. Now it wont start. Turns over but no ignite. Thought fuel pump but gut tells me it is something else
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:11 PM
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So your heater control knob is your trucks life line?! Odd... Id clean the IAC, TB, and the MAF and go from there
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: 96 4cyl Ranger idled high when stopped now wont start

Yes pretty weird but mind boggling. I will do all the above and check back. THANK YOU
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:34 PM
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Good! I also have a 96 2.3 so if you have questions I'm here!
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:36 PM
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Sweet! How many miles
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:46 PM
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130xxx;0
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: 96 4cyl Ranger idled high when stopped now wont start

Mine has 268k
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:11 PM
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Damn!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: 96 4cyl Ranger idled high when stopped now wont start

Original motor, ran like a champ until yesterday
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:48 PM
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Well I'm sure cleaning with go A LONG way!
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:39 AM
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Check the timing belt, if that is OK it could be a giant vacuum leak? Any codes?
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: 96 4cyl Ranger idled high when stopped now wont start

I cant get it to a shop to pull codes or run for that matter
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:12 AM
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I cant get it to a shop to pull codes or run for that matter
Since you don't even know what a timing belt is this might be out of your league. I would have it towed to a shop.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:21 AM
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Excuse me?? I know what a damn timing belt is. I do not have the equipment to pull codes. I never said anything about the timing belt. You are the kind of person I prefer to not post on this thread.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:36 AM
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Excuse me?? I know what a damn timing belt is. I do not have the equipment to pull codes. I never said anything about the timing belt. You are the kind of person I prefer to not post on this thread.
Sorry, I must have missed where you answered my question about the timing belt. You definitely don't want me posting around. Who needs anyone that was a pro mechanic for 4 years.

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Excuse me?? I know what a damn timing belt is. I do not have the equipment to pull codes. I never said anything about the timing belt. You are the kind of person I prefer to not post on this thread.
"The equipment" costs $10. Fyi: you're the type of person I don't like helping. The kind that can't answer questions.
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