I have a Ford Ranger with a 1997 Ford Explorer 302 engine in it. Manual Transmission.
Intermittently I am having an issue where the vehicle will stop accelerating while driving down the road. It will continue running and idle without issues except for when you press on the accelerator. When you try to accelerate it will sputter a little bit and run poorly until you let off the pedal again. If I then coast to the side of the road and stop, turn off the engine, and restart the Ranger. Everything works for a while again until it will randomly happen either a few minutes or hours or days later.
I could use any sort of ideas troubleshooting this problem. My mechanical ability is ok but not great.