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Old 09-17-2011
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Starts but won't stay running

I have a 1995 ranger that starts but as soon as it drops down to idle speed the engine dies, other wise I have to keep my foot on the gas. I have tried cleaning the IAC, the throttle body, and I changed the fuel filter. I am stumped as to what else this could be, especially since it started doing this out of no where. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Get the codes read and post them here.
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I got the codes read and no error codes were registered...
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Is this truck run often? It sounds like crappy gas
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I drove this truck daily, I had only filled it up with Chevron gas...
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alright, Just one of those simple things. Id start on fuel pressure maybe? does it fire up fine? and then just die off if you dont feather the gas?
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Yea, it fires right up but if I don't keep my foot on the gas then it'll die. How do I go about checking the fuel pressure?
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There should be a pressure relief valve under the hood on the fuel system. It will look like a valve stem on a tire. for quick bursts ive used tire gauges to read pressure. not the best but it gets it close enough to have an idea what its at
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