JoinedNov 24, 2007Messages12Reaction score0Points0LocationWinnipeg, CanadaVehicle Year2000Make / ModelfordEngine Size3.0L flexTransmissionAutomatic
first let me say that this is the first time i"ve run into a problem with my truck and couldn"t find an answer on this site or anywhere else.I have a 2000 4x4 with a 3.0L flex. a week ago my check engine light came on. the car was running fine so didn"t do anything about until saturday. i had my friend at the ford dealer check the computer and he said the code had something to do with the flex fuel sensor. he cleared the code but the cel came back right away. the next day i was driving down the highway and the engine started to sputter. i pulled over, checked the connection at the flex sensor and everything looked ok. i restarted the engine, everything seemed to be running fine so istarted driving again. within 10 miles, it sputtered and stalled on me 3 more times. after that it wouldn"t run anymore. it would start, sputter to 2000 rpm"s then stall.i asked some of the techs at the ford dealer what they thought and they had no clue. we can"t buy E85 here so they had never seen a flex fuel ranger, so they had no clue what the problem was. maybe the sensor but even with my friends employee discount it would cost 700 to 800 bucks for that sensor.anybody ever have this problem. i would get a sensor from a wrecker but like i said, there"s no other flex rangers here and i can"t find one on the internet. sorry for the long post but i want to give you guys as much info as i can to help diagnose this problem.P.S. when my truck was getting towed to my friends shop, the wind caught my box cover and smashed out my rear window. talk about a bad day!
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WHERE is this sensor located, and what exactly is the OBD-II code for it?Second, I find it hard to believe Ford could bring a low-price truck to market with an $800+ sensor in it.Thirdly, if you"re running gas and only gas, then just "false" or "peg" the output voltage of this sensor to what it needs to be for gas, using a resistor to the supply (+5V?) of that sensor.Some guy on Craigslist in Illinois is selling the entire engine, all wiring harnesses and sensors from a 2000 Flex Ranger for $100... heck, if just the MAF or one head is good, it"s a steal.As for your rear window, that sounds like the tow truck driver didn"t secure something... file against THEIR insurance co.

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JoinedNov 24, 2007Messages12Reaction score0Points0LocationWinnipeg, CanadaVehicle Year2000Make / ModelfordEngine Size3.0L flexTransmissionAutomatic
the sensor is located on the inside part of the frame rail,roughly under the driver seat. the cost of the sensor for the ford dealer is 615$, retail is 1220$ and it"s only stocked in the U.S.(takes a week to order from here). this is canadian prices, i"m sure it"s cheaper for you guys in the U.S.. if my friend has the time, he"s going to get the code(s) from the computer for me today or tomorrow. i saw the guy selling the engine on craigs list but he only lists engine sensors. this sensor would be classified as part on the fuel lines. Even the guys at the dealership couldn"t beleive how much that sensor is. they think the sensor is saying i"m running E85 so it"s pumping too much fuel. when i do manage to get it started, it sounds like i"m running a deisel and there"s alot of black smoke coming out of the tailpipe.thanks fixizin, the voltage resistor is a good idea. i"ll have to check into that. does anybody know what the voltage should be when running regular gas? the tow truck company refuses to pay for the window. they say it"s my fault for not locking it(i don"t even have the key for it). i see their point, i sould have thought about it but i had other things on my mind. no big deal since my work is going to pay my deductible.
JoinedAug 28, 2007Messages2,274Reaction score16Points0LocationDurham, NCVehicle Year1999Make / ModelRangerTransmissionAutomatic
WHERE is this sensor located, and what exactly is the OBD-II code for it?Second, I find it hard to believe Ford could bring a low-price truck to market with an $800+ sensor in it.Thirdly, if you"re running gas and only gas, then just "false" or "peg" the output voltage of this sensor to what it needs to be for gas, using a resistor to the supply (+5V?) of that sensor.Some guy on Craigslist in Illinois is selling the entire engine, all wiring harnesses and sensors from a 2000 Flex Ranger for $100... heck, if just the MAF or one head is good, it"s a steal.As for your rear window, that sounds like the tow truck driver didn"t secure something... file against THEIR insurance co.
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The signal from the E-85 sensor is not DC.
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