2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

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2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

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Hi all haven't been on for a while as ranger has been a very reliable bus till recently .
The bus has 280k km on it now and it started doing weird things lately which started with the traction control and the cog coming on and going into limp mode. Stopping and restarting clears the fault and away I would go for the rest of the day with no issues.
Recently it started happening a lot more often and is very random with no warning when it will happen.

I have checked all the boost pipes and it has a new inter cooler so i'll rule that out for a start.

My mechanic has a better scanner than me and has come up with the output speed sensor.
On my research to date it led me to believe it may be the lead frame in the auto. For the last few months I would get just lights and limp mode and sometimes when taking off it would go into a neutral or be stuck in low gear where you would rev it's head off and you would get no where just like a slipping clutch but this is an auto.
This was just inconvenient but it all came to a head the other night on the way to work I was doing 100km/h on my way to work when the vehicle suddenly lurched almost putting me through the windscreen,howling the tyres and the engine was hitting 6k on the taco :o Very scary situation indeed :(
I slowed down and everything went back to normal .I consider myself very lucky no one was following me closely behind and that it was a strait dry piece of road. It could have been a lot worse if i was going round a bend or if it was raining :(

So now i'm a bit reluctant to drive it at all and trying to get my mechanic to organize the lead frame bits so i can get it replaced.
My research shows that these early px-1's had a lead frame problem so I would just like to hear from anyone that has had the same prob and how they went with replacing it and if it solved their problems.
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Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

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I had my lead frame harness replaced due to holding gears too long instead of allowing the tranny to kick down to lower gear when needed, later on my valve body was replaced due to rough gear changes, no problems since and I never had any warning lights and would not know if i had fault codes, fixed under warranty by ford.
Lead Frame harness and valve body was a big issue for the early model rangers and mustangs.
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Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

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yea i was reading that the early ones had this problem.
Did you replace the harness to the lead frame or the lead frame in the gearbox?
From what i can make out there are two speed sensors an input and an out put one and a temp sensor and a gear select sensor on the lead frame and you have to change the whole thing to fix any one of them.
It doesn't look like a hard job just a bit more involved than a service and filter change but i reckon labor would be the main component of the job.
I am a bit reluctant to go to ford with it as the nearest is a 2 hour round trip and me telling them that's what i want done might not go well with them lol.
Tks for replying with your experiance.
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I think the harness to lead frame was replaced when I had the gears holding too long but when I had the rough gear changes I'm certain dealer replaced both the lead frame and valve body.
Seen a few videos of changing the Lead frame and valve body which I thought was easy enough for any person with mechanical skills could do.
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Yea that's what i am thinking I'm sure my mechanic can handle it ok we just not sure if it will fix the problem but we have to start somewhere.
The fault was output speed sensor so that is where it is on the lead frame.
The box just can't make it's mind up which gear it wants to be in and with no proper information from the sensor i suppose it thought the bus was going slower than it actually was the other night at 100km/h and went back to a very low gear without warning which was very uncool and i don't wish for that to happen again any time soon.
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Just an update while checking out the ford recall site we found this when i entered my vin number.
Does anyone know if this is still valid seeing I am the second owner and it has 280000km on the clock.

It says 16ND2 --- molded leadframe extended coverage.

If so has anyone had any experiences getting one of these recalls to happen?

If so how did you go about it and was there any extra costs involved?
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Bit of an update that's if anybody is interested finally got some contact from ford today that the extended coverage is only valid for 10 years or 240K km. It didn't say that on the recall site but sucks for me because I fit in the year bracket but my ranger has 288k km on it :-(
So it looks like we are doing it ourselves and hopefully the leadframe turns up soon because every day commute in an old 1974 vw L bug is not fun lol.
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