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Old 01-30-2018, 02:01 PM
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Hello, I've read many threads from here and finally decided to join! Currently have an 01 ranger 3.0 flex supercab 2whl that is giving me fits. I got it for a mere $500 and have put about 85k of its 220k in the last year! Been a great truck, till it started giving me trouble about a month ago. Has an issue intermittently that when driving it won't go above 35 mph. Has codes 0453, 0171 & 0174 and occasionally cylinder 3 misfire. (First time with code reader in truck when it happened) All those point to a vac leak but cannot find it. I've done the carb cleaner everywhere I can think of but to no solution. The fuel level gauge is out of it as well as of about 9 months ago or so...I fill up every 250 miles with E85. Any ideas? Common trouble spots? Thanks for the add and help in the past/future.
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:08 PM
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Also, why in the world won't my stinking fog lights work???!! Lol (seriously though, new bulbs good fuses ect)
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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I think I can only help with the fog lights. I traced mine back to a bad relay under the hood; I used my owners manual to identify it.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:59 PM
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Hello again friend! Remember when I said that relay fixed that fog light issue!? Well just yesterday my actual fog light switch on the radio bezel died. I was hoping it was just a poor contact but I wasn't able to remedy it with just a cleaning. Luckily they are pretty cheap. I didn't do a continuity test to be sure; if you have a multimeter handy I'd recommend it though. The bezel was very easy to remove
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:56 PM
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I don't have an actual switch (that I've found) swapped out relays under the hood and Nada...thank for the info though. The other issues were due to a cracked vacc line 2" inside a "wire loom"! Omfg!
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