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Old 07-15-2009
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Icon4 help! shifting very hard!

ok i just got done cleaning my throttle body. used carb cleaner and MAF sensor cleaner if that even matters. it runs no different but when i took it for a test drive its now shifted HARD and jerking. but only when it shifts. high rpms or low it doesnt matter. so whats up? i gotta have this truck for school in 2 weeks so its not gonna be gotta if im loosing a tranny. and im not sure if the transmission fluids ever been changed. no idea. got 102 thousand on it.
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Did you take it off of the intake manifold to clean it?
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Did you take it off of the intake manifold to clean it?
no. all i did was take it off my k&n intake tube. but it runs fine
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I'm not sure about your model but i know on the newer rangers are equiped with adaptive learning strategy which is in the computer. If your ranger has this you disconnect the battery for a few mins so it can reset, or relearn. My Ranger had some shifting issues and this fixed it.
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It is your MAF sensor. I can guarantee it...... I disconnected mine once and drove around with it off. My motor went haywire and it was shifting SUPER hard. Try cleaning it better/replacing it.
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