2002 - Shut of @ Idle
Hey guys, gonna see if I can enlist your help and experience again.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6. 125,xxx miles. Auto. Bone stock. 2wd.
Ok, the main issue my girlfriend is having with her truck is when she's sitting at a light at idle, the truck will sometimes start hesitating and sputtering, and a lot of times simply shut off. If she catches it early, she can pop it into neutral and give it some throttle to clear it up. Otherwise, it'll shut off. She can start it up right away just fine though. She says it happens more and more frequently recently. It only happened to me a few times while I was driving it. I believe it's idling normal though, but just for some reason it'll start doing that. I haven't noticed if after that, if it hesitates to accelerate, but I don't think it does.
Also, she's getting **** gas mileage now. You can almost watch the gas needle go down while driving. She's having to fill it up more frequently than normal, although she doesn't do any extra driving.
While you're driving, though, it doesn't give you any problems. It's usually when you're sitting still. Sometimes it'll do it right away when you're stopped, but most of the time it happens after a short few seconds to minutes after coming to a stop.
Check engine light is also on. I didn't take it to a dealer or AutoZone yet, but just so happens she was at a girlfriend's house whose boyfriend had a reader, so he used it and gave me these codes:
The only thing I have done since then was replace all three O2 sensors. No change. I tried cleaning the MAF sensor also.
Her dad is getting in on this and wants to replace the IAC, Spark Plugs, and Wires. Do you guys think that it's simply a sensor up front? Maybe even a throttle body? Should I also replace the MAF sensor itself?
Up until this the car had been running fine and getting decent gas mileage. Any tips and advice is greatly welcomed and appreciated. If you need any more info just ask and I'll se what I can do. I'll try and check back frequently today.