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Old 03-21-2009, 11:59 PM
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i bought a 2005 ranger 4.0 and i went to get a sticker this weekend and i was told the new obd system they use to give the stickers wasnt compatable with my trucks software and they were going to have to check with a ford dealership i was confused by all of this because i dont get why it wouldnt be compatable my mechanic said his guess would be a fuse blown hes seen it happen on cadilacs but i was just wondering if anyone had any clue what the hell is going on with this whole mess
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i bought a 2005 ranger 4.0 and i went to get a sticker this weekend and i was told the new obd system they use to give the stickers wasnt compatable with my trucks software and they were going to have to check with a ford dealership i was confused by all of this because i dont get why it wouldnt be compatable my mechanic said his guess would be a fuse blown hes seen it happen on cadilacs but i was just wondering if anyone had any clue what the hell is going on with this whole mess
I believe the 2005 Ranger has the same PCM/ECM as my 2007 had - I was inspected back in March of 2008 and it worked fine. Try TheRangerStation.com or Ranger-Forums.com and post your question over there... there's a wealth of Ranger knowledge between those two sites!
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:49 PM
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i bought a 2005 ranger 4.0 and i went to get a sticker this weekend and i was told the new obd system they use to give the stickers wasnt compatable with my trucks software and they were going to have to check with a ford dealership i was confused by all of this because i dont get why it wouldnt be compatable my mechanic said his guess would be a fuse blown hes seen it happen on cadilacs but i was just wondering if anyone had any clue what the hell is going on with this whole mess

I don't have a Ranger, but I think the BS flag is flying high on this one..

I might believe an older ranger, but a 2005??
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thats what i was thinking too the whole situation is makin me nervous but my mechanic is gonna take a look at it tomorrow so hopefully he can figure this mess out
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thats what i was thinking too the whole situation is makin me nervous but my mechanic is gonna take a look at it tomorrow so hopefully he can figure this mess out
I hope so, otherwise I would be looking for a new mechanic..

Also I approved your chapter membership..

Welcome to the MA Chapter..

Check out the message I left in your user profile.. Just double click on your name and it should come up..
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:20 PM
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thanks for approving me if i do need another mechanic ill let you know i have had terrible luck with mechanics so this one seems good i went to school with him but if he cant figure it out ill be looking for recomendations
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thanks for approving me if i do need another mechanic ill let you know i have had terrible luck with mechanics so this one seems good i went to school with him but if he cant figure it out ill be looking for recomendations
Where are you located??

That will help others make recommendations..
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hahaha my mechanic fixed it today who woulda known the obdII is on the same fuse as the cigarette lighter the blown fuse wasnt letting it get a reading so its all set now all this worry over blown fuse
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hahaha my mechanic fixed it today who woulda known the obdII is on the same fuse as the cigarette lighter the blown fuse wasnt letting it get a reading so its all set now all this worry over blown fuse

Glad you got it straightened out...

Sometimes it's the little things that cause the most grief..
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