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Old 09-12-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by a
technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
wondering if this is a common problem.

-Tony.
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 01:51:19 -0400, n/a rearranged some electrons to form:

> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by a
> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
> wondering if this is a common problem.
>
> -Tony.
> aspatton01@hotmail.com


Why don't you get the code read out,
find what's wrong and FIX IT?

Stupid trolls.

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

The technician said the code was related to vacuum leak and proceeded to say
a gas cap left off or truck idling for extended period of time could cause
it. He said he sees the phantom light consitently with the Ranger.

Oh, and take that large lump on your neck and shove it up your semen-filled
arse.

-Tony.

"David M" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2005.09.13.09.50.52.647568@sled351...
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 01:51:19 -0400, n/a rearranged some electrons to form:
>
>> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by
>> a
>> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
>> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
>> wondering if this is a common problem.
>>
>> -Tony.

>
> Why don't you get the code read out,
> find what's wrong and FIX IT?
>
> Stupid trolls.
>
> --
> David M (dmacchiarolo)
> http://home.triad.rr.com/redsled
> T/S 53
> sled351 Linux 2.4.18-14 has been up 1 day 11:40
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Old 09-13-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

n/a wrote:
> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by a
> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
> wondering if this is a common problem.
>
> -Tony.
> aspatton01@hotmail.com
>
>

If you "pull the fuse" your truck will cease operating. You need to find
the problem and fix it. Tech should have read the codes and fixed the
component causing the error.
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Old 09-13-2005, 20:03   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

n/a wrote:
> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by a
> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
> wondering if this is a common problem.
>
> -Tony.
> aspatton01@hotmail.com
>
>

If the light is on there is a problem somewhere in the computer
monitoring system. The best advice is to find a decent mech and get it
resolved or get a good manual and attempt it yourself.
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Old 09-14-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger

The tech was too lazy/incompetent to check the problem. If the code was
related to a vacuum leak, it wasn't the gas cap or idling that caused it, it
was a vacuum leak.

You could put a little piece of tape over the light, that way you could just
ingore it and hope it goes away.

"n/a" <test@test.com> wrote in message
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> The technician said the code was related to vacuum leak and proceeded to
> say a gas cap left off or truck idling for extended period of time could
> cause it. He said he sees the phantom light consitently with the Ranger.
>
>
> "David M" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:pan.2005.09.13.09.50.52.647568@sled351...
>> On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 01:51:19 -0400, n/a rearranged some electrons to
>> form:
>>
>>> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by
>>> a
>>> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
>>> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but
>>> I'm
>>> wondering if this is a common problem.
>>>
>>> -Tony.

>>
>> Why don't you get the code read out,
>> find what's wrong and FIX IT?
>>
>> Stupid trolls.
>>
>> --
>> David M (dmacchiarolo)
>> http://home.triad.rr.com/redsled
>> T/S 53
>> sled351 Linux 2.4.18-14 has been up 1 day 11:40
>>

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>



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Old 09-20-2005, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Check Engine Light - 1996 Ranger


n/a wrote:
> I have a check engine light that will not go out. I've had it checked by a
> technician who reset it and the light did go out for a day or so when it
> reappeared. I'm at the point where I find the fuse and remove it, but I'm
> wondering if this is a common problem.
>
> -Tony.
> aspatton01@hotmail.com


is your truck a manual? if so, and you drive it hard, you could be
hitting the rev-limiter. my truck does the same thing. leave in gear
too long while stomping on it, it'll hit the rev limiter and the EGR
valve keeps it from blowing up. Hence, the vacuum code. The way to
look at it is that if it doesn't run different, probably not a big deal.

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