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PCM update

Hi everybody, this is my first post.

The dealer tells me they would do a PCM update for $90. It is supposed to take care of many of the issue people have with these trucks. Does this sound like a decent price?
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Sounds like BS to me.
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Sounds like BS to me.
X2 ... You're about ready to get the Midas touch.
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Are you guys saying BS to the price or that they said it will get rid of the "problems"?

And OP (Cody) what year is your truck, engine, tranny, and 4wd? What are your issues? Maybe we can help.
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Pinging under load at low rpms. I have done so many things to this truck to try and solve the issue but there seems to be no helping it. I set out several weeks ago and said "this can be fixed" but now I am about ready to give up. 89 octane gas does make it go away. Every time I go up a hill and the rpm's are under 2000 it sounds like marbles in the engine.

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Still would like to know the specs of the truck.
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Still would like to know the specs of the truck.
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you getting any codes? Seems as if others with the 3.0 who have had this problem said that either replacing the coils, plugs, or DPFE have helped their problems.
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No codes. Plugs are Autolite iridiums and look good. Its just so hard to determin though. The truck is pretty low miles, about 88,000. It has been in the family since day one and from what I know it has been doing this for 10's of 1000's of miles. It just seems to be so much worse to me now though. What funny is that I took off the DPFE and cleaned it out with Mass Air Flow cleaner and I swear it help, but then again I have done other things I thought helped some too.
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I have a 01 Ranger Edge with that problem

Hey, Whats up..... I, Myself have a 01 Ranger Edge 3.0 V6 5 Speed. I have the same problem with my truck, but its not all the time. I tow my 18` Buggy Trailer, i have my CRF450R in the back and nothing yet sometimes just going up a hill or driving over the mountains going to the desert or river ( It does it all the time towing my 18` Jet Boat. did you ever find a way to fix this problem....... you can contact me at [email protected]. did you ever have any problems with the Fuel system, i just got the problem with mine just driving the other nite and went through a stop sign and it just died and can`t find out whats wrong and can`t find any materials/documents showing the wiring and relays for the system, Robert
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