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Old 05-31-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Good Morning, My 2003 Ford Ranger xlt has a vibration when I start it .. Any suggestions? ......Thank You in advance..
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:57 AM   #2
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Do you know what engine you have? Had any work done to it recently? Is the check engine light on?

Right now it could be just about anything.
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Hello Brooklyngirl. You may want to post this in the "help" section further down on the page
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Coolant temp sensor? Maybe the engine doesn't know it isn't warmed up yet. Is it an auto transmission? 2003 Rangers come in a lot of different combinations.

It's the same people (us) here or in any other section. It's not like a bunch of super-geniuses are in the help section.
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Coolant temp sensor? Maybe the engine doesn't know it isn't warmed up yet.
EFI isn't my strong point but I think it assumes the engine is cold until the system proves otherwise.

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The pcm uses the coolant temp sensor in open loop (cold start). If it fails, it will usually read very low which means the pcm could think itís 12 degrees outside when itís actually, say, 90. Generally, the engine will flood out and not start or need throttle input to stay running if it does start. I would be looking at tune up items if the mileage is up there or the infamous vacuum elbow to the throttle body if itís a 4.0. Of course have engine codes read if the light is on (even if itís not, there could be pending codes that will help clue you in).


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Could possibly be just need a set of motor mounts. If the vibration gets worse with throttle but evens out after settling into a cruising speed, that could be the issue.
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