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Bad Idle Problem

I've got a 2006 Ranger Sport with around 120,000 miles. This problem has only happened twice so far. After the truck was driven for about 15 - 20 minutes. I went to start it and the idle would immediately drop to below 500 and the engine would die. The last time it did this I could here something clicking under the hood. Eventually it would start up and be back to back to normal idle. Make be think a sensor or something is getting stuck when occassionally when the truck is warn. The cel hasn't came on yet. Any help would be appreciated.

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Try replacing the throttle position sensor. It is bolted on to the throttle body with 2 screws and a plug. They sometimes go which may cause your problem. They run in the area of 60.00 at local auto stores.
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