2000 Ford Ranger 2.3L

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Asked by Jun 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM about the 2000 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I get my Ford Ranger 2000 2.3L up to 20-30 miles an hour, sometimes it starts
to lose power and starts decelerating. If I don't try to accelerate immediately, I can
keep it going, but it starts lurching a bit. If I stop, turn everything off, and restart, it
sometimes works fine, if it is not too hot. If I run the heater full blast, it will help a bit.
Also, it feels like the truck won't shift gears when I shift them (manual transmission). I
had it into the local Ford house, and they put a new thermostat into it and replaced my
ECT sensor. That hasn't done any good. I don't have a Check Engine light, but my
engine temperature gauge doesn't work at all anymore. Any ideas?

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Check air filter. Clean throttle body with throttle body cleaner spray. Replace fuel filter if have not done so in a while. Add bottle of fuel injector cleaner to gas tank.

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