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Old 09-20-2009
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left me stranded in the woods

Ok guys I have a 2000 xlt with the flex fuel 3.0 and a auto trans. A few days ago I was cruzing about 40mph and my engine just died and my check engine light came on. I pulled over turned it off and it started right up. On my way home I hit auto zone to get them to read the trouble code and it seems like I have 2 and I was wondering what you guys think it could be. One was the crank position sensor or a malfunction in the fuel composition sensor. After i left auto zone I got 3 miles away from my house and it seemed to died for good. It will crank over fine but wont start up. Any help would be great on where to start.

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that would be the crank position sensor. it probebly needs to de replaced. My truck just through a code for the fuel composition also. It has to do with the flex fuel system, it determines if the truck is running on e85 or standatd 87octane. could go off if there is a short, bad gas or if the sensor is bad.
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ok what am I getting into with the crank position sensor? Is it something I can do on my own? Ill try searching for a how to now. Thanks
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Ok so it turns out it was something with the flex fuel and may cost over a grand to fix. I was thinkning possible 4.0 OHV swap. What all am I goning to encounter during this? Can I still used my trans?
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No the trans you have has a different bellhousing bolt pattern.
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a swap will cost well over a grand if you do it right oh and eff a s10 they are to over played
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Yea im not saying there better. I just liked that one alot more than this p.o.s ranger. Shoulda done more research before I bought one.
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**** it dude just look for a engine and trans out of another ranger, i just swapped a used motor and trans in my 240 for under $500
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