Whats up all?
PROUD new owner of a real nice, 2 owner 2000 Ranger XL, 2.5L 5 speed, 94K, nice truck.
Been going through it, blah blah.
Love it. bought it as an extra vehicle, for around the house, etc. Think I am gonna be driving it alot more than I anticipated to, as it is really a very cool little truck.
In SEPT 2010, for inspection, maintenance, etc the truck has new plugs, wires, air filter, tires, brakes, exhaust. Tons of new quality parts, and it shows, very clean shape.
Anyway, during my inspection I noticed that the gas cap hand grip is separated from the cap itself, 2 pieces if you will, it's done. Now I know this is not good, and plan to replace like yesterday, I am on it. Now, with that said, in hopes that is really all it is, today while running the truck and letting it idle in the driveway, it started kinda choking up and running a bit rough, I got in it, playing with the gas a bit, etc, then the CEL came on. I took it around the block a few times, check engine did not go out but it ran just like it has been for the past couple of days of ownership, no hesitation, misfire, nothing, just fine... I did notice a slight run away idle once or twice, possibly lean/code, etc???
I am a newbie to rangers but quite the home wrencher, so open ears. Is there an affordable home remedy/tool that can be acquired, recommended for CEL code pulls, etc that I should proactively get my hands on? Any feedback here on my issue?
Other than that runs like a German tank, this thing is gonna be around a while.
OH, and thx for havin' me...