2 annoying things i noticed after 1st week with new Ranger

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Auto stop eliminator is cheap enough to plug into the back of the switch and it will remember what position it is I

I have size 12 and don’t have that problem





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I guess I just don’t understand the hate for the auto start/stop. The starter is more than capable of meeting the demand of the extra starts. The Ranger’s engine restarts so quickly I barely notice it. No need for the engine to continue to idle if I’m at a long light.
For those of us who have driven shitboxes in the past it is not at all confidence inspiring. I've tried to get used two it but can't. Annoying AF.

Feels like you're trying to start off in 3rd in a manual and bogged down the engine. Makes me want to hit the clutch and verify I'm in the right gear.
 

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Mine is disabled with the tune now.
Besides the above annoyances I also got irritated when I pulled into the garage and the engine shut off when the truck stopped and then restarted when I shifted into park.
Usually I'm good with stop/start. The biggest annoyance is when I shift to park in the garage and it restarts for no apparent reason. Our 2019 Hyundai SantaFe does the same thing.
 

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My concern with auto stop/start is how long will the starter last. Not a concern normally, but with the parts supply line tangled , don’t want to end up like this member.

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Auto start stop uses the belt driven starter/generator (which has enough power to start the engine smoothly at operating temp). The conventional starter is only used for for cold starts.

Personally, I’m not too concerned about any well maintained powertrain designed in the last 20 years (defects/recalls handled under warranty aside).
High tech light assemblies (w/ freakin radar!), “infotainment” systems that integrate with basic functions like climate control, etc are the reasons that I would never choose to keep any “modern” car for more than 10 years or so. That shtuff won’t be cheap to fix, so sell it before it breaks.
 

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Having had my new Ranger one week , 2 things that annoy me
1 shutting off the damn shut off switch every time i drive
2 going from gas pedal to brake pedal top of shoe gets kinda hung up on lower dash plastic
Anyone else notice these? Thanks
On the first issue, try this.....
Ignore it, in another two weeks you won't notice it any more. Worked for me!
 

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-hated the start/stop, it was the second thing i disabled/removed
-first removal was the backseat headrests. i will not have anyone in the back. they were just annoying.
-that stupidly long antenna was the next to go. stubby from amazon works like a champ.
 
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Strange....
I have neither of those but I do have a couple of issues. Most notably, Sophia Vegara won't quit stalking me since I got the truck.
That tramp!

She told me that MY Ranger was the only one she wanted!

Guess I'll have to start returning Scarlett Johansson's calls...
 

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Usually I'm good with stop/start. The biggest annoyance is when I shift to park in the garage and it restarts for no apparent reason. Our 2019 Hyundai SantaFe does the same thing.
I just turn the truck off, then shift into park. 🤷‍♂️
 

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there are reasons why they have different models, with different options.
You don't go to the 5 star Hilton and get the executive suite on a hostel budget.
Come on now, don't go bringing facts into an emotional debate...
 

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there are reasons why they have different models, with different options.
You don't go to the 5 star Hilton and get the executive suite on a hostel budget.
There you go again, cloudin tha subject with facts......
 

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We need more dads like that nowadays

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And back on topic, I guess it's not really an annoyance, but, yeah, it is.

It sounds like a hurricane under the hood for the first few seconds after starting the truck.

Fan is LOUD.
 

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