new member Maryland - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-28-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Elkton , Maryland
Posts: 3
Icon7 new member Maryland

Howdy All , I am new to this forum and wish all a happy new year. I took delivery on a 2008 2.3 ,5 speed 2 wheel drive on sept. 28 . The truck is great with a couple of problems 1, the coolant in the reservior has dropped about a half inch (3500 miles now) and when the truck is warmed up there is a steady stream of bubbles (small) coming up into the coolant res. 2 The gas peddle is sticky coming off idle (started at about 2500 miles peddle was hard to press at start up then something gave or broke and peddle freed up with exception of off idle stickyness ). white grease didn't help. I am taking it in for for this warranty work after the 1st. To me it looks like a leaking head gasket etc. or is this common with the new models (bubbles). I also read where there was a problem with the 07 throttle bodies . Thanks for any insight concerning these problems. I have had problems with ford service with other ford trucks in the past and don't want go in empty handed. The drop in coolant could have been a trapped air bubble and the bubbles normal which i doubt. The sticking peddle is anybodies guess. Keep the shiny side up. Bob
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-28-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
all these trucks are sticky on the throttle. at least mine, my brothers, and my last ranger was. as for your other problems, i dont know.

there was no need to make two threads, btw. one to intro, and one to ask for help with the problems.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-28-2007
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Howdy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-28-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Elkton , Maryland
Posts: 3
Icon7 intro.

Great looking truck you've got there Trigger thanks for the Howdy Bob
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-28-2007
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Welcome!

It's brand new. Why are you agonizing? Take it back and make them fix it, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-28-2007
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranrail
Great looking truck you've got there Trigger thanks for the Howdy Bob
Thanks! I agree with John. Completely understandable that you are worried and wanting your new truck to work right, but warranty is you friend, let them deal with the problems.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-28-2007
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
welcome to R-F, Robert!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-28-2007
rangerxlt4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 90
welcome to R-F
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-28-2007
ki4dmh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Occupied State of Confusion
Posts: 163
Welcome from Ga.
Scott
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-29-2007
Bentley's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Billings MT
Posts: 1,722
welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-29-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,301
welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-29-2007
4LO 4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grovetown, Ga
Posts: 650
Welcome to RF, Bob.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-29-2007
Brit-ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 651
Welcome to RF
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-29-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Aberdeen and Salisbury MD
Posts: 1,840
welcome to rf my fellow marylander.... def a sweet place to be
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-30-2007
Dangeranger3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
there was no need to make two threads, btw. one to intro, and one to ask for help with the problems.

I hate to say this, as I'm considered a newb on this forum, but I disagree. IMO the intro section is for just that, an introduction. (Also Welcome Ranrail) And the problems should go in the proper place, these being the 4 banger section. I also think it will get more traffic that way. However, in regards to the problems. Since it is brand new: a) just let the warranty cover it, but talk to the mech personally to pinpoint the problem/solution. and b) Its brand new and not many people have dealt with the problems. Good luck and let us know
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-31-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Grasonville, MD
Posts: 28
Welcome to the site, I am a little ways down by Kent Island in Grasonville. If you follow high school football any, could you tell me how far Elkton went in states? I know they destroyed us, I go to Queen Anne's. I think y'all played River Hill? after us.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-02-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: atwater,ohio
Posts: 152
hi and welcome
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New guy in Maryland saying Hi kronos Member Introductions 0 05-03-2015 02:52 PM
New from Maryland mylifted97 Member Introductions 6 02-12-2012 08:22 PM
Harford county maryland?????anyone fletch12518 General Ford Ranger Discussion 18 10-31-2005 10:26 AM


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 07:14 AM.


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.