My Ranger runs cool but heats up when the air conditioner is on. If I stop and it is hot and try and start it I have to gun it to keep it running (it backfires). Why?

Asked by Jul 18, 2017 at 02:50 PM about the 1995 Ford Ranger STX Standard Cab 4WD SB

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The engine could be overheating from the added strain of the ac. Have you tried flushing and filling the engine coolant.

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if it was hot you shouldn't try and start it , look on the bottom of the oil fill cap and tell me what you see .

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