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my 07 duratec ranger now has almost 40,000 miles on her and im just wonderin when i need to replace things like fuel filters, spark plugs and wires.. and ya know jus stuff like that. any help wud be great guys, thanks!!
 


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plugs and wires are good for 100,000 miles. you should also replace your PCV valve at that time.

i usually do fuel filters at 30k. air filters as needed.
 

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thanks man.. what is the PVC? alrighty so im over due on the fuel filter..

hey wud the fuel filter have anythin to do trouble starting? when the truck is warmed up a little but not all the way it is hard to restart:sad:
 

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the filter might be part of your starting problem. its a place to start anyway.

the PCV valve is a little one-way metering valve stuck in the valve cover. use ONLY motorcraft replacement for this peice, as aftermarket valves are usually mis-metered. if you get a new one, you should be able to find the old one and replace it...its pretty self explanitory.
 

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alright cool im a give her a go.. and u said 100,000 before worrie bout the PVC right?
 

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yep.

do plugs, wires, and PCV at the same time, around 100k.
 

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will do thanks bud.. any sugestions on spark plugs? iridium??
 

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motorcraft or autolites. whatsever you do, stay away from bosch.
 

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i replaced the fuel filter but still having starting troubles:annoyed:
 

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if you have any warranty left, take it in.

something like that your probably just going to have to fork over the $80 at a dealership for them to hook up the computer and see whats preventing it from starting while warm.
 

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dam.. im really trying to avoid takin it in cause theres really never a full day that i dont need my truck.. but its lookin like thats wat im gonna have ta do
 

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i replaced the fuel filter but still having starting troubles:annoyed:
I had starting issues with my 05. I still had warranty left on it, so I took it to the dealer. There was a service bulletin about the hard starting and they reflashed or reprogrammed the computer. Whatever you call it. Anyhow, that tool care of my problem.
 

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if thats the case it should take less than an hour to fix.
 


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