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My 2000 Ford Ranger is kicking a trouble code po176 ...

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My 2000 Ford Ranger is kicking a trouble code po176 (flexible fuel sensor circuit malfunction) any idea where I start looking
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall (Cheeko) replied 9 years ago.
Hi, are you having any other issues with the truck? other warning lights? what size motor? thanks
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
My abs light on the dash also came on. This is the 3.0 engine
Expert:  Randall (Cheeko) replied 9 years ago.
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  • DRIVEABILITY - ROUGH IDLE - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0500, P0501, P0503, P1721, P0176, OR P1000 STORED IN MEMORY - WATER INTRUSION AT CONNECTOR C309 OR C340 UNDER DRIVER'S SEAT - VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 1/2/2001
  • ELECTRICAL - ANTI-LOCK BRAKE (ABS) LAMP ILLUMINATED - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1230 OR CODES 9 OR 16 STORED IN MEMORY - WATER INTRUSION AT CONNECTOR C309 OR C340 UNDER DRIVER'S SEAT - VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 1/2/2001
  • ELECTRICAL - SPEEDOMETER - INOPERATIVE OR ERRATIC OPERATION - WATER INTRUSION AT CONNECTOR C309 OR C340 UNDER DRIVER'S SEAT - VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 1/2/2001
  • TRANSMISSION - 4R44E - ROUGH/HARSH OR DELAYED UPSHIFT - WATER INTRUSION AT CONNECTOR C309 OR C340 UNDER DRIVER'S SEAT - VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 1/2/2001
Publication Date: MARCH 2, 2001

FORD:2000-2001 RANGER

ISSUE:

Some vehicles may exhibit a rough idle, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) warning lamp illumination, inoperative or erratic speedometer, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0500, P0501, P0503, P1721, P0176, P1000, ABS DTC 9, RABS DTC 16, or a delayed or harsh shifting automatic transmission. This may be caused by water intrusion at connector C309 (2000 model year) or C340 (2001 model year) under the driver's seat.

ACTION:

Inspect affected connectors; clean or replace connector pins as necessary. Install new sleeve and boot assembly over -14401- connector (interior). Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Verify water intrusion in connector C309 for 2000 model year or C340 for 2001 model year applications by removing bottom half (male) connector located on -14405- wire harness assembly under driver's seat, outside, beneath vehicle's cab. If water is present or pins are damaged, remove connector sleeve and perform the following:

INSIDE CAB

  • Remove driver's seat
  • Remove driver's door scuff plate
  • Peel carpet or vinyl lining back to gain access to top portion of connector C309F (for 2000 model year) or C340F (for 2001 model year)

F = Female Side Of Connector

  • Remove connector from floor pan by depressing locking tabs on side of connector
  • Remove cap from back of connector to gain access to the pins
  • Remove red locking wedge from face of connector
  • Remove each pin individually and clean accordingly

    NOTE:IF PINS ARE DAMAGED BEYOND THE ABILITY TO CLEAN, OBTAIN NEW PINS FOR REPAIR. ALL PINS WILL REQUIRE SOLDERING TO WIRE FOR MORE ROBUST CONNECTION. REFERENCE APPROPRIATE PINS:

    F67Z-14487-AA replacing silver finish pins (1.6mm) and/or E6DZ-14487-AA replacing gold/brass finish pins (1.6mm) and/or F6DZ-14487-BA replacing gold/brass finish pins (2.8mm).

  • When all pins are cleaned or replaced, install new Cap (1L5Z-14A541-AA) over existing connector 14A464
  • Insert all pins through new Rubber Boot (1L5Z-14A099-AA)
  • Install pins into existing connector (refer to the appropriate Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual (EVTM) for correct pin positions)
  • Install existing red locking wedge and seat rubber boot to new cap
  • Insert connector into sheet metal (floor pan area)

OUTSIDE CAB UNDERNEATH VEHICLE/DRIVER'S SIDE

  • Remove cap from back of connector C309M (2000 model year) or C340M (2001 model year)

M = Male Side Of Connector

  • Remove white locking wedge from face of connector
  • Remove each pin individually, clean accordingly, and re-insert into correct cavity of lower connector 14A624 (refer to EVTM for correct pin position)

    NOTE:IF PINS ARE DAMAGED BEYOND THE ABILITY TO CLEAN, OBTAIN NEW PINS FOR REPAIR. ALL PINS WILL REQUIRE SOLDERING TO WIRE FOR MORE ROBUST CONNECTION. REFERENCE APPROPRIATE PINS:

    E7EB-14461-BA replacing silver finish pins (1.6mm) and/or F6TZ-14461-AA replacing gold/brass finish pins (1.6mm) and/or F6DZ-14461-CA replacing silver finish pins (2.8mm) and/or E5DZ-14461-A replacing silver finish (1.6mm Circuits 52 and 64)

  • Install existing white locking wedge and reseat existing cap to back of connector C309M (2000 model year) or C340M (2001 model year)
  • Apply dielectric grease sparingly to all pins
  • Slide sleeve over upper connector and lock-in place
  • Slide lower connector over sleeve and secure with bolt in connector - torque bolt to 4.8 ±0.8 N-m (42.5 ±7 lb-in)

After connector has been reinstalled, verify concern has been eliminated. Reinstall carpet or vinyl lining, door scuff plate, and driver's seat.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
1L5Z-14A099-AARubber Connector Boot
1L5Z-14A541-AAPlastic Connector Cap
F67Z-14487-AAFemale Side - Silver Finish Pins (1.6mm)
E6DZ-14487-AAFemale Side - Gold/Brass Finish Pins (1.6mm)
F6DZ-14487-BAFemale Side - Gold/Brass Finish Pins (2.8mm)
E7EB-14461-BAMale Side - Silver Finish Pins (1.6mm)
F6TZ-14461-AAMale Side - Gold/Brass Finish Pins (1.6mm)
F6DZ-14461-CAMale Side - Silver Finish Pins (2.8mm)
E5DZ-14461-AMale Side - Silver Finish (1.6mm Circuits 52 And 64)

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

Hi, this is where I would start if you need more help please let me know thanks

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