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Old 09-03-2013, 08:34   #1 (permalink)
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2002 ranger 2.3 surging

I have a 2002 ranger with 2.3 engine, 73,000 miles. Engines runs perfect at idle, very smooth. When accelerating, the engine surges and bucks. Worse with a/c on. Also surges at highway speed. This is what I've done so far:
Cleaned, throttle body, iac, mas, added fuel injector cleaner to tank, checked hoses and intake for vaccum leaks (used propane bottle) changed air filter, plugs look good.
Oh and no codes are showing. What else can I do? Thanks in advance


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Old 09-03-2013, 08:51   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 ranger 2.3 surging

How about the fuel filter? You can also take it to Autozone and they'll check for possible codes.
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Re: 2002 ranger 2.3 surging

Yep, put in a new fuel filter too. I have a code scanner, no codes, no check engine light. Which is strange. Any other ideas?


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Re: 2002 ranger 2.3 surging

What about the plug wires and how does the coil look?
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Re: 2002 ranger 2.3 surging

Try unhooking the MAF and see how it runs.
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Re: 2002 ranger 2.3 surging

Update. I read on one of the forums, maybe this one, that it is common for the coils on these vehicles to develop an internal short. Causing the surging symptoms. I bought a new coil, and now my ranger runs perfectly. New coil $26 at AM-Autoparts online. Thanks for your input.


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Glad to hear that it's fixed. Thanks for the update.
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