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Old 07-04-2006
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Calling All 04-06 3.0 V6 Rangers!!!

All right guys, i'm in some need of help from my 04-06 3.0 V6 brothers. I've tried effortlessly to get a working intake in my truck. Both K&N and Volant were flops for me. They threw lean codes and caused check engine lights. Needless to say its driving me crazy. I only need this, headers, and a bama chip to complete my engine mods. So I want to hear from anyone who has a 04-06 3.0 V6 and has had this problem or has had a working intake with no problems. 4.0 liter engines need not comment. I believe there systems work with intakes. The reason I want to hear from the 04-06 group is because we have different intake system then those of later year models. Thanks for the help guys.....
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Old 07-04-2006
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Make sure you bought the right year intake for your truck. As long as you did you shouldn't be having those problems.
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Old 07-04-2006
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also i think you have to unplug your computer after you install it to let it learn the intake...
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Old 07-04-2006
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I put the K&N on my truck and didn't have to do anything but drive it. No codes or anything. If you've got a lean code you may have a vacuum leak somewhere because an intake doesn't change the air/fuel mixture directly since the Mass Air Flow sensor meters all air coming in. A lean code is usually due to a vacuum leak past the MAF. Make sure you didn't overtighten and crack your MAF and check the seal at the throttle body for false air.
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