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2005 Ford Ranger Edge Reg Cab 112 WB

2005 Ford Ranger
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6' Styleside
18 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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March 26, 2013, 7:37 pm

Kevin B

Question: Truck shakes in low idle and when accerating

When sitting at a light or trying to accelerate quickly in 5 gear while going slow.thats when it shakes the worse

April 1, 2013, 11:05 am

Ron W
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For all hard starting or engine performance issues, you should always start with the basics. Make sure the tune up items are done and check the charging and starting systems. The engine must have the basics done in order for it to be able to run correctly. Many things can cause this type of problem, and the simplest sometimes get overlooked.

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April 1, 2013, 4:36 pm

Kevin B

Tune up done in December. Plugs and wires, oil change, air filter . Fuel filter was replaced in September. An oil change was just done again in March

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April 1, 2013, 4:49 pm

Ron W
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If that is already done, you should check to see which cylinder (s) are misfiring. A scantool can tell you easily with a power balance test. Also if the check engine light is on, list the codes it has stored as that can indicate which system is having an issue.

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April 1, 2013, 5:46 pm

Kevin B

There is no engine light. But will check to see which cylinder is not firing correctly. Thank you for your help

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