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2001 3.0 V6 shuttering then stops and runs fine.No codes or…

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2001 3.0 V6 shuttering...

2001 3.0 V6 shuttering then stops and runs fine.No codes or check engine light.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

No light come on.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '01 Ford?

Ranger Edge 4X2

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Change plugs, plug wires and fuel filter. Had checked and no codes,

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I never know when it will shutter. Sometimes when I reach 30 MPH and sometimes when going 60.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

So if the light doesn't come on but it does work, You may need to attach a scan tool and get some data as well as check trans data.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and
this is the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside
pan. Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just
were a bit low on fluid.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
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Thanks, Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Ford Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 7 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
see, smell or touch your vehicle from where I’m at, so your
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