Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 07-31-2015, 09:27 AM
Vulpine Vulpine is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 22
Question 2.3l idle speed adjustments

Having just picked up my '97 XLT with the 2.3L engine, it has revealed an interesting issue that I expect is normal but would like to correct.

With the AC running, the vents blow almost frigidly cold as long as the truck is moving and when I hold the gas pedal down a bit at a stop sign or light. However, without that added throttle, the AC relay clicks on and off in about a 10-second cycle due to engine idle being too low to handle the added demand of the compressor. Most vehicle accommodate by upping the idle about 100-150rpm so it can handle the added load, but so far I've not been able to figure out how to make this engine adjust idle speed automatically.

Is there a tweak I can make or a computer code I can adjust to up the idle only when the AC is switched on?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-31-2015, 12:28 PM
GLH GLH is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8,818
Default

Wish I knew exactly what to point you at. I believe there is a relay between the A/C circuitry and somewhere on the throttle body area.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ac idle, idle, idle speed., rpm

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
idle speed for 3.0? Spoone Other Engine Tech 24 05-10-2015 07:14 AM
Idle speed DannMarr 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 43 03-11-2014 11:35 PM
weird idle speed s_anderson70 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 6 07-14-2012 01:29 AM
Steering wheel adjustments? Artemis Interior Tech 4 04-11-2012 07:59 AM
adjustments... clanier4x4 Exterior Tech 2 10-22-2011 05:06 PM