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2000 Ford Ranger XL Reg Cab 112 WB

2000 Ford Ranger
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6'
22 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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July 19, 2014, 7:24 pm

Ryan D

Question: Is it spark plugs?

My truck is hard to start, I have to press gas to get it started.) it shakes until it gets going and sometimes speeds up fast and sometimes doesn't. Any advice would be great!! Thanks!

July 20, 2014, 11:44 am

Ron W
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Start with basic tune up items to make sure it isn't something simple. Spark plugs and fuel filters can definitely cause this type of problem

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