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CaseyKasey

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    U.S. Southern Atlantic
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    South Carolina
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    2019 Ranger Lariat

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  1. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    I'm wondering if this was done...or if Ford engineers didn't suggest it, so it wasn't? Troubleshooting the fuel-injection system in the Ford Ranger can be a daunting task. Understanding how the system functions makes this system easier to diagnose and repair. High-pressure fuel is supplied to the fuel injector by the fuel pump. Just before and during the opening of the intake valve, an electrical pulse is sent to the injector and the injector opens to allow fuel to be sprayed into the cylinder. Diagnosing the system includes checking fuel supply and electrical function. Step 1 Attach the fuel-pressure tester gauge to the test port on the fuel rail attached to the injectors. Cycle the ignition key from off to on several times to pressurize the system. System pressure should be greater that 45 psi. If no fuel pressure develops in the system, the most likely causes are the fuel-pump fuse, fuel-pump relay, or fuel pump. Step 2 Check the fuel-pump fuse at the the under-hood fuse block using the circuit tester. If the fuse is good, have a helper turn the ignition key to the start position and check for power supply at the fuel-pump electrical connector located near the rear of the fuel tank on the frame. If power is supplied to the pump but the pump doesn't come on, replace the pump. If no power is supplied to the pump, replace the fuel-pump relay. If fuel pressure is normal go to the next step. Step 3 Unplug one of the wiring-harness connectors attached to the fuel injectors. Plug the injector-harness tester into the harness connector. Have a helper turn the ignition key to the start position while you observe the tester. If the tester does not flash during cranking, check for power at the harness. One wire of the connector should be power and the other should be ground during cranking. Check the fuses if there is no power. Replace the ignition module if there is power supplied to the injector but no ground during cranking. If the engine runs, but has a misfire, test the injector by measuring the resistance of the injector. Remove the wiring connector from the injector and touch the leads of the digital volt/ohmmeter to the pins in the injector. Readings of 0 ohms indicate a shorted injector and readings of infinite resistance indicate an open injector. Resistance values of 10 to 16 ohms are normal. Items you will need Fuel-pressure test set Automotive circuit tester Injector-harness tester (noid light) Digital volt/ohmmeter
  2. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    Ricky, please tell me the details. Up through yesterday I am still getting the same thing...the service manager and his 'driveability' master technician had more conference calls w/the Ford engineers aware of my issue. They are trying to tell me that there is (in layman's terms) a break in period and that it's not necessarily based upon the number of miles driven, but the number of "cycles". And that the drive will get better as there are more "cycles" of driving and the computer learns. What I say is, IF that is true, then they should get those "cycles" on the engine/vehicle before putting it out for retail and frustrating customers by asking them to spend $40K on a rough driving truck waiting for the "cycles" to smooth things out...or for the CEL to come on, so they can say oh? that was it! So now, I picked it up last Friday and rove it 25 miles home then got up Saturday and rove it 25 miles back and that's it. They have had it ever since and they admit nothing has changed for the better. They want me to take it and put the "cycles" on it instead of them...still implying there is learning between the computer and the driver (habits/style?). I think it's ridiculous and insulting to be asked to be a "test monkey" especially when it's costing me $850+ a month. Am I angry...yes, and also at myself...so a piece of advice to anyone still waiting for theirs to come in: make sure you take a good test drive before going to the delivery office. I swear, if I had, I would have given them this week to get it running to my satisfaction or I would walk away from the $1,000 ordering deposit. At 70, piece of mind is worth every penny. By the way, What is Job 1 at Ford ???
  3. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    I don't know who you are referring to, but I have not posted anything about this anywhere else.
  4. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    Me too Ricky, but I can't help from being disappointed and getting discouraged. I ended up not hearing a thing yesterday. I'm wondering if the engineers don't have "bigger fish to fry". Besides the lawsuit over the mpg now the big recall over seperate transmission issues of the Fusion and Ranger.
  5. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    In relation to the "no code" issue, I think he was saying he had nothing to go to Ford and say it was showing a bad #2 fuel injector like Ricky had after the CEL came on. Also, I would think his hands are tied in the fact that he can't just start re-tuning the engine or re-programming/circumventing the PCM factory settings to his liking. His call yesterday told me that "the engineers are aware they have a problem and it's not just yours...the similar complaints from other dealers on 'tech talk' are being reviewed...and they are treating it as important" . He had two conversations w/them yesterday and was assured they would be back in touch w/him today. He also told me he's still not convinced that it might not be an issue with the shifting. He said the hesitation is less pronounced in the Sport mode, whereas in the regular mode it moves straight from 1st to 3rd (unless stomped on) and that you can get all the way to 9th gear doing 35-40mph and so the engine struggles with fuel trying to deliver power to compensate. Manufacturers are doing everything they can to meet fuel mileage guidelines and this squeaking and tweaking is just asking too much of these small engines turbo or not...and let's not even get sidetracked w/a comment about the MPG cheating/lawsuit. I'll stay in touch.
  6. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    I honestly don't think he was trying to BS me. Like I said I am not a mechanic and we spoke about a lot of things. Probably more of a misunderstanding or poor way of saying things on my part. Anyway, thanks for your input.
  7. CaseyKasey

    Bad Fuel Injector 2019 Ranger

    Same thing. I picked mine up, after waiting 14 weeks from the time I ordered it, last Friday. It had 16.7 miles on it. I live 25 miles from the dealership and yes there are 3 other Ford dealers closer. From the moment I left the lot, I felt that it was running rough. Call it engine shudder or whatever you want, but the feeling that there is a "miss" in the engine was more easily felt at lower speeds and didn't really smooth out all the way up to almost 70mph. Don't you know I just wanted to stomp on the accelerator and blow it out in hopes that it might go away. However, I had read on here about this problem before I picked it up and knew that wasn't going to help and possibly could do more harm to a new engine. Anyway, Saturday morning I drove it back and the dealership's service department isn't fully staffed on Saturday so they immediately had my salesman get me a loaner before I could even ask about one. (Just one of the few reasons I bought from them.) Although they asked me if I would drive another one they had on the lot for sale, just to see if I felt any difference. So away myself and salesman go...nada!...the same dang pulsating hesitation. Then he drove it back to the dealership and noticed what I was talking about, moreso driving it than being a passenger. So Monday I get a call that lasted about a half hour from the service manager who had driven it w/the owner of the dealership. Of course, I was assured they had my satisfaction in mind and would get to the bottom of this. I guess it didn't hurt that the owner's son had voiced a similar complaint about the Ranger he'd driven. Anyway, the service manager (35 years experience there) said he'd spoken to "the engineers at Ford". He explained to me there are 2 TSBs out, but one addressed "cold starts etc. and Rangers built February prior" and mine was built the first week of April. The second addresses the PCM talked about on here. However, as he explained, since mine hasn't thrown the CEL (yet!) he has no codes to go back to them about. He ran every diagnostic he could and reset the PCM to factory standards per their instructions. He was going to take it for a longer test drive yesterday afternoon and then again this morning on a "cold start". If he can't come up with an answer/solution or if it doesn't throw the CEL while he has it, he wants to have me drive it to see if I notice any difference. Then my choices will be, to give it back to them and they'll tell Ford the customer isn't satisfied or I can take it and drive it until it (might) throw the CEL. As I said, the conversation lasted a while and he talked about the computer's learning curve in relation to the driver's habits etc. One thing I thought odd, he also spoke about the transmission and I told him I have driven 10 speed F-150s and this is not the truck searching for a gear and yes I know to a certain extent the computer (over time) will adjust shift points based upon driving habits. I am not an auto mechanic, but I am 70 and have owned a number of cars over the years and I believe it is in the engine and not the drivetrain. The service manager said he would not rule out that Ford had not received a bad batch of fuel injectors from a vendor, but w/o a bad code his hands were tied. I have to go to work everyday...to pay for things like this truck, but I'll post on here what I find out as things transpire.
  8. Mine is due next week. I saw in another post that a member in Oklahoma said he had a conquest offer available there, but it was $1,000 ? Strange and hard to figure out.
  9. CaseyKasey

    $2,000 Incentive

    I"m thinking this conquest program is regional. The GSMgr. here at the dealership in South Carolina would be happy to give it to me, but can't find the progra/number available to him. As in another post, SVOGT sites that he cannot get it in NJ either, but it's on Ford's site for California. And then elsewhere, a poster in Oklahoma said his conquest bonus cash offer was $1,000 not $1,500 ?
  10. Like SVOGT indicated, the offers seem to be regional. He's in NJ and I'm in SC where neither one of us has a conquest offer...only the $500 or the financing offer for a retail purchase. Man could I use that extra $1,500...but I wouldn't live in California for 15 Million !
  11. CaseyKasey

    $2,000 Incentive

    I've been told by my dealer that only the choice between a $500 rebate or the financing discount are available through the dealers. The $1,500 competitor conquest cash bonus is a program offer sent to customers directly. Okay, so I don't currently own a Ford and therefore qualify...but how do you get sent the offer? https://www.motor1.com/news/345532/ford-ranger-first-buyer-incentive/
  12. CaseyKasey

    2019 Ranger Production Information

    I figured they might address a few of the customer complaints that are fairly easy fixes, like putting on a tailgate assist strut
  13. CaseyKasey

    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Any ideas on what Ford is looking to change about the 2019 Ranger?
  14. CaseyKasey

    Ordered a Ranger Lariat

    I just checked around Greenville, SC and it seems that even the largest Ford dealers only have 1-3 Rangers in stock inventory. The largest discount was $1,000 on a Lariat with a $45, 000 + MSRP. The mid to smaller dealers having only 1 in stock, if that, were not advertising any discount. I didn't see any evidence of dealer add-ons like those wheels and tires, but I know that some dealers have dealer fees as high as $398 (or possibly more). Still a supply/demand issue around here.
  15. CaseyKasey

    Ordered a Ranger Lariat

    Same here. Lots in to look, but no buyers. He said everyone who has ordered so far has ordered a Lariat and the interest is also. The F150 sold more XLT, but he's not worried about the XLT Rangers selling. He says people have said they're waiting for the reviews to come in from the people who have bought them.
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