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Old 04-29-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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range module problem or car problem?

Apparently I seem to be the only one that is having strange things happen with my computer system. I bought this car used 2014 with 9800 miles on it. After reading posts about this module I bought one after owning the car a couple of weeks. About 2 weeks after installing the module I had an issue with the transmission staying in 3rd gear. I reset the system per instructions from Range. They were good about exchanging the module just in case there was something wrong with it. Now after a week or so with the new module in, I went out to start it and the brake light came on, the ABS light came on, and the power steering alert on the DIC came on and I did in fact, lose my power steering ability. I tried the reset and didn't help. I left the module out. Finally after having the car shut off for about 15 or 20 minutes the computer reset and cleared and power steering came back. WTH! Is it the module causing the problem or is it the computer in the car? I hate that AFM but guess I'll have to drive it without the module for awhile to see if these problems go away. Anyone having similar problems at all?

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Old 04-29-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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I have one in my 2014 and I do not have those issues. I would pull it, drive a day and see if it clears. If not, leave it out and take it in or diagnostics if you are stock with no tune.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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I didn't have the transmission issues but I experienced the power steering issue. Mine did exactly what you described with the DIC and had no power steering. Pulled the Range and let it sit about the same amount of time and restarted and it was fine. Drove about 30 minutes and came home and parked it. Plugged the Range back in with the vehicle off after sitting again for about 30 minutes. I have been using it almost daily for about 3-4 months and I haven't had any more issues.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:46 PM   #4
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I've had the same issues your car is fine its caused by the range. I'm on my second unit and they both have had this problem. I'd really like to get a tune but want to keep my warranty so really stuck with this problem.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:05 PM   #5
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I had my check engine light come on once, pulled unit let car sit over night. Started in morning no check engine light. Left Range unit out for like a week, put back on and its been fine now for the last few weeks.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:54 PM   #6
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it is problem with range device. It happens with me once in 2 to 3 months. If it happens just switch off the car and take out the module. then start the engine after 3 to 5 mins. and there will be CEL... drive the car for fe minutes and then put the range device back in HOT (means engine running). CEL will go away.

one best way to avoid this is to never keep the ignition switch in position 1 or 2 for longer. Like when refueling or playing stereo.
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