Re: 2000 Ranger Idle problem (CEL)
Well, your friend I believe is right to say that it is the MAF and you definitely did the right thing by cleaning it, but just because you cleaned it does not mean that you can rule out the MAF. It could be getting old and going out. That would cause both of those codes to come on. I had a 1994 Mercury Cougar with both of those codes, the first one basically says that the MAF is performing correctly and the second is a result of that. I cleaned the MAF and it did not correct it. I ended up sending it to a mechanic and he replaced the MAF completely, it solved the problem and I was out driving again with no CEL. The MAF is not that exspensive and I am pretty certain that is your problem. Take it to a mechanically inclined friend and they should be able to replace it pretty simply. Good luck! oh, one other thing could be a vacuum leak, but i'd take it to a mechanic for that, they can be hard to find sometimes.