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  1. pie eater
    01-25-2015 12:32 AM - permalink
    pie eater
    hi pawpaw. please can you tell me which elm327 your using,is it bluetooth, or usb and can it read tranny code through forscan.do you use a laptop? my b3000 i bought on boxing day had p0720 up(oss circuit failure) and was in limp. now i have sorted that out but its still not 100% and starts to flash o/d light after 20 mins. i cant get any codes up with my autel reader, but i think theres some codes stored deeper, as im having the odd issue as well with pats not recognising the transponder. i remove the key and put it straight back in, and away we go? i think the GEM is acting up, as the speedo went berserk on the last owner. sorry for the long message. thanks. steve.
  2. glassman2
    12-17-2014 07:01 AM - permalink
    Message relates to a earlier thread on a parasitic draw issue I had on a '94 Ranger 3.0. I posted a reply on that thread with an update. Not sure how to get that thread back in circulation to see if anyone has any ideas for a solution. Both you and wtroger had commented previously. Looks like I need all the help I can get.
  3. Wolf41035
    06-13-2014 10:46 AM - permalink
    Thanks for the help Pawpaw, between you and hank85713 I think my truck will be up and running soon. Any questions on older trucks I can deal with but these new computer ran vehicles just stump me. LOL
  4. T18skyguy
    04-15-2014 06:30 PM - permalink
    Hi PawPaw, Just wanted to say hi. I don't know why I took you for X-Navy, just figured you we're. My best friend and piloting mentor was X-Navy guy named Bill Melly, and we both owned Experimental Thorp T-18's and had lots of adventures. He has passed on now, but what he gave me was memories that would last a lifetime. I hope your health is good and you go on a long time. I can clearly see how valuable you are to this forum, and probably to everyone that knows you. Best regards, Don
  5. PropEng
    12-12-2013 06:07 AM - permalink
    Hello, pawpaw, long time no see. Truck's been doing OK until I replaced the engine. Would appreciate it if you would visit this link and provide your thoughts.


    I'm stumped and if I wish to try a different motor, I only have 4 weeks left on the warranty.
  6. wmaughon1
    09-30-2013 06:42 PM - permalink
    Hi pawpaw. I read your posts in the "98 Ranger 2.5L...throttle sticking" forum, and I was hoping you can help solve my problem. My 98 2.5 XLT is experiencing the same symptoms... (High revving when decelerating in neutral or clutch pressed).. Someone posted a potential solution: reprogramming the PCM. Do you know if this is actually the way to solve the problem? Have you heard of this being effective? Ive tried cleaing the MAF, replacing the IAC, replacing the pcv valve, and cleaning the throttle body... no luck. Also, this is kind of a dumb question, but does this model have a throttle position sensor?
  7. PropEng
    07-26-2012 08:53 PM - permalink
    Hello, pawpaw, I picked up my truck today and the hard shifting has been eliminated. They ended up removing the pin inside of the modulator, then re-installing it and re-connecting the vacuum line. Shifts smoother than ever/ Any thoughts?
  8. PropEng
    07-18-2012 05:43 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the information. I'll have to perform the check on the warm fluid level and see what I find. I had a buddy of mine take it for a spin and he said it seems like something they can adjust. Then, just to make sure, I went to a transmission place in town and asked them if they would go for a spin and tell me what they think needs to be done. The fella said he thinks it might just need the vacuum modulator adjusted, but to mark where it is set before turning the adjustment.

    Anyway, I called the shop and said I was bringing it back Friday afternoon and won't pick it up until it shifts smoothly. He said: OK.

    We'll just wait and see. I'll let you know what happens.

    Again, thanks for the reply.
  9. PropEng
    07-17-2012 10:22 AM - permalink
    Hi, pawpaw, just joined the crowd. I have a question for you (also sent to jk), if you don't mind.

    I just had the automatic transmission in my 94 Mazda B3000 3.0L rebuilt and it hard shifts from first to second gear. All other gear shifts are smooth. The guy at the shop said that the hard shift would disappear in a day or two. What are your thoughts on this shift problem and on the statement made by the shop personnel?
  10. 08EXP
    07-03-2012 08:39 AM - permalink
    pawpaw, I have an 08 Explorer with a 5R55S. To keep the story short I had the transmission completely rebuilt. The sun gear had destructed. Everything including the torque converter was replaced with the exception of the solenoid pack and servos. With the transmission back in the car it still had a very rough, thud shift from 3rd to 4th. Diagnostics showed a P0715 (TSS signal) issue. Fruther in car diagnostics showed that the TSS signal dropped to 0 when the transmission shifted into 3rd but returned once it went into 4th. I have since replaced the servo pack with the newest updated pack available. Now I only have 4th or overdrive, I don't know which. I am ready to send this crazy thing to the Ford shop (shudder!!!) But I have to have this car running. Any thought s about the loss of the TSS signal in 3rd or why it only has one working forward gear now? Thanks for your time in response. If it is easier to respond I can be reached at 740-248-9527. Regards, John

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