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Old 10-02-2008
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96 Ranger Stalls and Misses when Accelerating and Low RPM's

Hello all. I have a 1996 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 with the 3.0 V6 - Standard Transmission. Engine has been missing and stalling when accelerating and at low RPM's. Check engine light came on a few weeks ago, and had to replace ABS Sensor and a pressure sensor in the fuel line (can't remember the exact name of the sensor at the moment).

That didn't help anything. Engine is still missing and stalling at low RPM's and when accelerating after releasing the clutch. engine runs like a champ at high RPM's. Runs like crap at the lower RPM's. Engine idles fine.

I haven't replaced plugs and wires yet, but plan to. Can anyone out there give me some suggestions/ideas on where to start looking or problems? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd say replace the plugs, wires, air filter, clean the TB, replace the PCV valve, clean the IAC. Note each plug's position so you can "read" their condition to tell which is the bad/missing cylinder.

Especially if neglected, do a Seafoam treatment. Check for vaccum leaks, broken tubes, PCV hose, etc.
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