Re: '88 Ranger stalling problem
That sounds EXACTLY like what I just had with my 96 explorer. The codes
were reading low signal input to the MAF, and intermittent signal to the
MAF. The symptoms were identical to yours. In the end, it turned out to be
an electrical problem, one of the wires between the MAF and the computer was
broken somewhere along the way. Once I had someone at Ford locate and
replace the wire, all was fine again.
Hope this helps
"kegle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've got an '88 Ranger, 2.3L that has developed stalling problems.
> The truck will idle in the driveway smooth as a kitten all day long.
> When I pull out on to the road, it will begin to lose power and stall.
> If I pump the gas pedeal (although it is fuel injected) it will
> sometimes keep it from stalling all the way and recover. Sometimes,
> it will run a mile or two, sometimes not 10 yards. Doesn't depend on
> vehicle temperature or weather. I get no error codes from the
> computer, have replaced both fuel pumps, fuel filter, fuel pump relay
> and O2 sensor. The coil, distributor, plugs, wires, and idle air
> control solenoid all are within specifications.
> Any ideas?