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Flashing trouble codes.9853. 1988 ford ranger xlt 4x4 with…

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Flashing trouble codes.9853 Mechanic's...

Flashing trouble codes.9853

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1988 ford ranger xlt 4x4 with 2.9 engine

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Manual. Probably 100000

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just finished replacing cylinder heads and added headers

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My question is what do these flashes mean.? I had two sets of check engine light flashes and each were the same 9-8-5-3. I know I have to drive 10 miles before the codes clear even after erasing the memory but I still want to know what they mean.
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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 11 months ago
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Your 1988 Ranger sets 2 digit trouble codes.

The 98 is Did not pass KOEO yet (Get 11 in KOEO first)

The 53 is Throttle Position sensor too high - TPS

Take a look at the wiring for the throttle position sensor and if the wiring and the connector look good, then replace the TPMS sensor itself.

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