2005 Ford Ranger XLT Overrevving

Ford Ranger Problem
The Problem
Chris Kerr

Nov 10, 2011 (8 years ago)
My 2005 ranger starts to overrev to 2000 revs after about 5 minutes driving. It stays that way for about 5 mins then dies down to correct idle again.

while it is overrevving it has a typical pinking sound that is not there during normal driving.

Car: Ford Ranger
Variant: XLT
Year: 2005
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
Recalls: Ford Ranger Recalls
More: Ford Ranger Problems
Fixes: 12,196
Nov 10, 2011 (8 years ago)
Check /clean or replace if needed , IAC ( idle air control valve ) Could also clean throttle body .
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