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if they won't take your car up to 90 then have the tech ride shotgun and you do it. hwever, you realize that 90 miles an hour (what your first post says) is grounds for you to have your license suspended and have your vehicle impounded for street racing since it translates to 150kms/hour.

windnoise is windnoise. mine has it and it's a year younger. if it's the slave cylinder that went bad, they won't replace it since it's classed as wear and tear.

the squeek that is in the clutch pedal, mine did it last year in the winter or when it was colder. it went away with the warm weather.

warrenties up here are for the vehicle (like someone posted) i looked in the paper and at some lots when i was looking at buying and used cars had the remainder of the factory warrenty left.

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i was wrong, that street racing law is only ontario.
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No that is not correct, ford warranites the vehicle, not the owner. a 3 year 36 is still in effect if the vehicle is bought and sold 5 times in those years or miles, same witht he power train.

At least this is the case in the USA.
That is correct. Same applies in Canada as well.
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Sorry dude but you seem like kinda a douche about this... first off it's a truck, not a cadillac. Some stuff is gonna rattle and make noise. And honestly, your attitude about making a scene at the dealership is kinda bull... make a scene if you've been in and out a few times for the same problem but not off the first conversation. I work with service depts and as said before... if the truck won't misbehave for them then it won't misbehave for them... they aren't gonna replace stuff without troublehooting 'cause they have no idea when they fix the right thing. It's relatively new but it's still a uesd truck none the less. I bought mine new and had problems immediately... that's part of buying a vehicle, especially something that's designed to be this affordable as a ranger.
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Old 10-06-2009
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i never said they should start replacing things left right and center, but it's not my fault that there is no check engine light on, obviously there is a sensor not working, if there is a misfire and the computer is not noticing it... it's not like it happened once and that was that... it happened like once a day since the day i bought it. I know how service departments work, i was in the mechanics field for about 3 years, and worked for ford...
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if you worked for ford and you have knowledge of IDS, then instead of making a scene, you should ask them what tests they did to determine that there is no problem and suggest the tests i mentioned above to diagnose your vehicle
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they can definately diag the motor without a check engine light, they can do power balance tests, relative compression tests, injector flow tests and read all the outputs from the CKP, CMP etc etc.
x2... there can even still be codes thrown from the computer and the CEL won't come on...only certain codes will turn the CEL on... ask them to check for thrown codes (and get a print out) if you feel its a real problem.
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i asked them that, they said there is NO way that there would be a code, with no CEL,which i know is bs... but how do i convince them of that?

what do you mean by IDS? i'm not familiar with that term...
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IDS is fords latest scantool
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Not to insult your intelligence but are you sure it's a misfire?? I was told my truck was misfiring and it turned out to be a bad alternator... which I've heard other newer rangers have that problem...
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i'm not 100% sure that it's a misfire, but when i'm going down the hiway, all of a sudden it's like there is no spark on 1 or 2 cylinders for one cycle (if it's 2, it's 2 consecutively firing cylinders) a mis is the only thing that i can think of that would cause that symptom...
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hey man, did you check the PCV valve? I know that can cause rough ideling, just pull it out and rattle it, its like a 5-10 minute job, real easy
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sorry, you probably know this, but if the valve doesnt rattle, then its screwed and time for a new one
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marie, what else do you kno about the alt thing? is it a recall or is it a tsb?
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haven't checked the pcv, but it's only got like 35-40 000 miles on it, and it's only been dealer serviced, i would think it would have been done several times over
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vibration would be wheel balance, squeaks on the pedals would be bushing lube, misfire would most likely be plug wires. All very cheap, easy fixes. Its all a part of vehicle maintenance.
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i never said they should start replacing things left right and center, but it's not my fault that there is no check engine light on, obviously there is a sensor not working, if there is a misfire and the computer is not noticing it... it's not like it happened once and that was that... it happened like once a day since the day i bought it. I know how service departments work, i was in the mechanics field for about 3 years, and worked for ford...
my 1998 had a bad misfire without a check engine light. It just turned out to be worn spark plug wires. You cant look past the little things. Plugs/wires are cheap. Get motorcraft parts though.
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marie, what else do you kno about the alt thing? is it a recall or is it a tsb?
if TSB means tough **** bud then that one. haha ive had mine replaced too, it was warranty then. bearings went on it, who knows how long this one will last, my battery is already done for though.
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no. it means technical service bulletin. it's not a big enough of an issue to order a recall, but not small enought to just leave it be. the 05-09 stangs had one for the gas tank straps and the 08s had an issues with going into second gear.
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marie, what else do you kno about the alt thing? is it a recall or is it a tsb?
It's not a recall as far as I know but I've heard of a handful of '07 and new rangers having an alternator issue.
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thanks marie. i'll keep and eye on it. the dealer hasn't informed me on my checkups about any electrical problems. of course i wouldn't expect them to fess up.
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Well it's an alternator so it pretty much works or it doesn't... if your gauges start acting up then take it in... my needles/alert lights were all spazing out.
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Yeah my truck has acted up a few times now, the battery light will flash when the truck is in low rpms...indicating to me that the alternator cannot put out enough power until the rpms come up. Happened this summer when i was driving up to country usa and it only did it for a day then it didnt do it for months then just the other day it did it for 3 days. Now its fine again.....i dont really get it but im just gonna leave it until it really goes and I loose all power.....
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