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????? 2008 ranger engine

hey guys i was drivin my 3.0l ranger 08 and the engine light turned on so wondering what it might be cuz the oil looks good so im wondring what it is
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As a fellow '08 owner I've never had the light come up. I'd get it into the dealership pronto. You're still under warranty so it shouldn't be an issue.
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If you dont have something like a Scanguage to read the codes through the OBD, go to the dealership (youre under warranty still!!!)

I would recommend getting a scanguage, theyre around $160 or so and show you all sorts of info about the truck.

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...roducts_id=212
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Just take it to the dealer and tell them to fix it.
If they keep it over night tell them to give you a rental car (they have to)
If it was out of warrenty then you could worry and have to figure out what it is, but ince its brand new, just take it in.
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yeah drop it off, thats what warranty is for. No more worries.
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without putting a scan tool onto your truck, we cannot help you with your problem, becuse it can be many many many different things.

get to the dealer. you bought a new truck. free fixin'!!
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right right i still like looking into **** like this
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Did you put your gas cap on correctly last time you put gas in? That will cause a CEL.
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right right i still like looking into **** like this
Then get a scanguage.
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You could head over to your auto parts store and they will usually lend you a scan tool.
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OR...while they are diagnostic checking the vehicle at the dealership, ask them what the codes were. write 'em down, look 'em up. bam...done.
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kk thx guys
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You better let the dealer do the scanning because with todays vehicles they'll probably know wether or not you used a scanner, since there's so many cpu's in there. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a cpu in there that tales wether or not you used a scanner. Plus since it's brand new it shouldn't cost you a thing at all. Cash in on that warranty man take advantage of it.
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when you take it in, say you think its something bad so they keep it over night. then get some sick rental car like a king ranch f 250 :)
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You better let the dealer do the scanning because with todays vehicles they'll probably know wether or not you used a scanner, since there's so many cpu's in there. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a cpu in there that tales wether or not you used a scanner. Plus since it's brand new it shouldn't cost you a thing at all. Cash in on that warranty man take advantage of it.


??????? I don't understand this at all. Are you implying that reading a trouble code on your own would void a warranty?
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There is no way to tell lol. Only if it was reprogrammed, but its easy to flash to stock and it'd be no different on the IDS than if you had disconnected the battery.
When you pick up your truck from the dealer you will receive the tech story which will state what was wrong, and what he did. Very simple!
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take it to the dealer becuse if it happens again before and outside of the warranty youll most likely be entitled to getting it fixed for free. and its recorded in the ford database and if theres like a recall youll be notified faster by your dealer. screw it you dont have to pay for let ford pay for it. lol
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yeah they will scan it for free why not... unless you did something you were not suppose to do...
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