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Old 12-17-2010, 06:55 PM
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Default I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt get a

I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt get any acceleration and i heard popping sounds...i changed the spark plugs and after a while i replaced the spark plugs again and they were burnt like gas wasnt going to the fuel injectors and into the cylinder..i take to a mechanic for a diagnostic..then without my permission they replace the fuel pump fuel, pulse damper, temp send w gauge, coolant temp sender, oxygen sensor, fuel filter.. Can all the fuel injectors go bad at the same time..the mechanic said that one of the fuel injectors were bad and now he replaced all of them? He said that since one of the injectors went bad thats why hes getting an uneven voltage 6 on one side and 10 on the other and when he replaces the injector that both sides will be the same at 8..please help..i think this guy is trying to fool me..he said he was going to charge me 700 dollars to do everything..i said ok..today he calls me to go in and he says it is 2000 dollars now...i cant afford it im a disabled air force service member receiving disability payments..i only make 12k a year to survive..please help me..i dont know what to do...if this mechanic made repairs that i didnt authorize can he charge me..i have not signed one piece of paper..there is nothing but a verbal agreement to diagnose the truck and replace the fuel pump and one fuel injector and sensors for a total cost of 700 dollars...is he going to remove everything and destroy my truck..please help me
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:08 PM
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Default Re: I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt g

We need a few details about the truck, engine size etc...
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt g

To answer you question on if he can make repairs that you didnt tell him to do the answer is no. Did he give you a quote and list on paper for what he was going to no, if so this would help. Sorry for what your going through good luck man
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt g

Depending on your state laws, anyone doing work to a vehicle SHOULD be required for written authorization PRIOR to doing any work.

If they try to hold your truck or put a lien on it, you'll probably have to sue them for the excess repairs that you didn't authorize as well as any documented rental costs due to being without your truck while said repairs were done without your authorization. Don't let 'em hold your truck, they already sound shady & they'll probably cause more damage.
If they give you crap about it, just calmly call the cops & give them the story.

They'll probably still send you invoices for the extra work, but wait until you can talk to a local attorney for advice before you give in.

I watch a lot of People's Court.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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THANKX EVERYONE..I WENT over to the mechanic today and he explained it to me..he said that he thinks i have bad gasing procedures..he says that after a while gas impurities acculmilats in the fuel tank and if you forget to put gas in the tank and get gas when you have 25 tank or 1/2 tank that those impurities will goto the a filter on the fuel pump, then the fuel filter then the injectors...he said 2 injectors went bad but he wants to replace all of them..can i ask for the old injectors..can i ask for the old parts..i mean they wer eon my truck and were my property..what if he says he got rid of them?...He said hes going to work with me..i only have 700 and that was the original estamate..he said i could make payments for the rest totaling 1900..he replaced the entire fuel system...of cource that going to fix the prob..inexperiance f-16 avionic specialist like me did this..we would keep swapping parts out untill it fixed the problem, resulting in a quick fix with no heartache but a huge bill for the tax payer..usually over 250k for one repair

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I believe that if i went to an experiance mechanic it would have cost me less.the mechanic told me that he never saw this problem before and he tried but his inexperiance caused him to start swapping parts and eventually replace the entire fuel system...it turned out to be one fuel injector, but he didnt think it was the fuel injector becuase they rarly go bad..so he replaced the fuel pump..still..then he replaced the fuel filter..still.then he kept going down the line till the injectors..the last thing turned out to be the issue..i never signed anything and when they made me aware of the increase in estamate from 700 to 1900 the assistance told me that the mechanice already started..what could i say..other then " i dont know if i can get this money..i did alot to get 700 and its almost imposible to get 1900...so they said they will work with me by payments...they also charges me 350 for a fuel pump 60 for 6 fuel injectors 90 oxygen sensor..i went on the internet and found all these parts for half of what he is charging me, but i understand i wouldnt take a steak to a resturaunt, but come one...if i had the money i would but i just dont have it..i never know when im going to get a seisure..well after everything going to iraq the attack my friends gone..ive learned to find peace in that everthing happens as the lord wills it...bad thing happen but they happen to prevent even worse things from happening.i have to think this way..its the only way i could find

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I originally brought it there so that they could diagnose the problem..then after 1 week the mechanic said that he started fixing the car and it wouuld cost 700 i said ok i agree..then 2 days later i get a print out for 1900 and i never signed anything everything has been verbal...i dont know much about cars but the only thing shady to me is that he is charging me double and some times 3 times the price for parts..i found them much cheaper on the internet..i ask them is that the price you get them for or is that the price you sell it for..they said thats what we sell it for..if he would have said thats how much they pay for it i would have walked out..now i believe they are shady because i didnt know they couldnt do work on the truck without my authorization..thankx for everyones help..god bless
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: I never had a problem with my 2003 ford ranger edge pickup...a week ago i didnt g

I have the exact same thing going on with my 2003 Ranger Edge. Had fuel filter, fuel pump replaced and it lasted about 6 months and I am back to the same deal again. I am done with Ford, love the truck but need a reliable vehicle. I left it in the mall parking lot, hopefully it starts in the AM, didn't after waiting a few hours, otherwise another tow into Ford and they can keep it this time.

It started a few years ago, once in a while it would not start, usually after a number of short errands. If it sat for an hour it would then start. After about 5 of these events it finnaly would not start after sitting. Dealer replaced filter and pump and it was fine for 6 months until tonight. I did get very low on gas last week, maybe that killed the pump again.
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