programmer question.. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-03-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
programmer question..

basically i'm running 87 octane fuel with my sct programmer on the 91 octane setting. i was running 91 octane like a week or so ago but the gas prices shot up into the 3 dollar range so i let my tank run past empty and went to the gas station. i put in the 87 gas, but when i plugged in my programmer into the OBDII port it wouldnt turn on. so basically it's stuck on 91 and i still keep putting 87. is this bad at all for my truck? in 4th and 5th gear my truck sounds underpowered, kinda marble-ish. i think my OBDII might have stopped working because of this one day i tried plugging a blender into my power inverter (which was plugged into the 12v) and it shorted out. then i tried plugging it into the cig lighter and that shorted out too. i have no idea if it had an effect on the OBDII but i hope it's fixable cuz i really wanna get my programmer working again. on an upside, i got 330 miles + on my nearly tank of gas and i think i only put like 16.4 or so gallons. keep in mind i do have 33s
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2005
Rand's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Barberton,Ohio
Posts: 1,189
Which engine do you have... if its the 4.0 it has a knock sensor
that will retard timing..
if you have the 3.0 you are going to get pinging.

Rand
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
i have a 3.0 so is there anything that can totally screw up my engine or anything else? or will i be okay for now running the 87
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Posts: 3,048
yes you can damage your spark plugs. there is a fuse for the OBD-II port, check it, and set it to the correct octane
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
ok i'll check it thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-04-2005
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,834
The fuse for the Data Link Connector (where you plug in the tuner cable) is shared by the cigarette lighter. Check the fuse #17 (20 amp) in the dash fuse panel. Replacing it should get your power back at the DLC for your tuner.

While you're there, you can fix the 12v power point, too - fuse #22, also 20A.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
oh sweet. so umm.. as far as fuses and such i'm lost.. so how much will it cost to replace?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2005
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by EDGE57
oh sweet. so umm.. as far as fuses and such i'm lost.. so how much will it cost to replace?
Cheap. Dealer, parts store, WalMart, whatever. Just ask for 20A automotive mini fuses. They should look like the photo (except they will be a different color since they're 20A and the one in the picture is 7.5A). Take the melted one in as a sample.

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
ok whew. cuz i really gotta change back to the 87 setting. so it's fuse # 17? are they labeled or do i have to check the manual?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-04-2005
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by EDGE57
ok whew. cuz i really gotta change back to the 87 setting. so it's fuse # 17? are they labeled or do i have to check the manual?
Pull the cover on the left end of your dash and you will see the fuses. The fuse numbers are on the panel, the amp rating of each fuse is right on the fuse itself. There is a small puller tool stored in the corner of the panel to make it easy remove the fuses.

If you need more info, the owner's manual has maps of the fuse locations and charts of the fuse numbers.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
bob, thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-07-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
worked perfectly man. i finally got to get my programmer working. now, if someone could help me to get my cruise control working again. all the lights on the steering wheel still work but i can't get the cruise to turn on. fuse again? where is this one located? thanks
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-07-2005
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by EDGE57
worked perfectly man. i finally got to get my programmer working. now, if someone could help me to get my cruise control working again. all the lights on the steering wheel still work but i can't get the cruise to turn on. fuse again? where is this one located? thanks
There could be a lot of different reasons why the cruise won't engage. The fuses are a good place to start.

#6 (2A)
#9 (7.5A)
#10 (7.5A)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Power Programmer question Keeferes 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 5 11-19-2010 01:11 PM
Chip/programmer???? fletch12518 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 16 12-22-2005 06:25 AM
Bamachips Programmer 0RangerEdge2 General Technical & Electrical 7 08-09-2005 10:54 PM
Just ordered a locker, pulley, programmer, e-fan, tires and some stickers Pinecone General Ford Ranger Discussion 23 03-17-2005 04:31 AM
Scanner / programmer TBarCYa General Technical & Electrical 5 10-29-2004 12:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.