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2002 Ranger Edge 3.0 Flex fuel tranny??

I can't tell if it is a shifting issue or fuel. It does not shift when under acceloration sometimes it seems like it is not getting fuel. Went to the Ford dealer paid and paid called Ford Service desk and SOL is all I was told.
41,000 miles so far airbag lite on, CD player will not eject cd, replaced both front wheel bairing, power mirrors don't work , paint pelling,
Basicly a POS

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This is not specific to a Ranger 3.0, but could apply to nearly any gasoline vehicle. 1) Start by eliminating fuel system issues. Run out all of the E-85 and fill with regular unleaded and a bottle of fuel injector cleaner. Check your fuel filter for blockages, and replace if needed. Check the pressure at the fuel injector rail, and yes you can use a tire pressure gauge, BUT WEAR EYE PROTECTION. 2) Check the vacuum lines for leaks. The easiest way to do this is take an UNLIT propane torch with the gas valve cracked slightly, and run it around the vacuum lines. If there is a leak, the engine will speed up. 3) If there are no leaks and your manifold vacuum is normal (buy a vacuum gauge, it comes in handy for diagnosing many problems and is pretty inexpensive), take it to a reputable transmission shop to have them change the filter and fluid, adjust the bands, and check the vacuum modulator. Manifold vacuum normally drops during acceleration, and if you have a vacuum leak or a defective vacuum modulator, your automatic transmission will not shift correctly. 4) If none of this works, push the piece of **** off the nearest cliff.

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