1988 Ford Ranger - Question on rough idle

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#1

would a bad fuel regulator keep it from idling properly


#2

Yes. If it’s leaking it can.

Remove the vacuum hose from the regulator, and if gas leaks out of the connection the regulator’s bad.

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