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Ford Ranger Maintenance and Repair



  • joorjoor Posts: 1
    I have a 94 ranger that won't start sometimes after it has been driven. Once it starts it will run fine. Sometimes I shut it off and it will start right up. Other times it only cranks. Battery new, fuel pump new, fuel pump relay new. When it won't start I take out the fuel pump relay, Put it back in and it usually starts. Can someone steer me to a solution?
  • wookie1wookie1 Posts: 98
    try putting a bottle of gas dryer in your tank, if you have any water in your tank that will take care of it. also you might want to think about changing your fuel filter sometimes you can get a lot of setiment from the tank especially if you pump gas when a refill truck is pumping gas in the station tanks.
    hope this helps!
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    New fuel filter?

    You got a bad, new relay?
  • Am looking for any tips or advice on changing out my gas gauge sending unit (that has not worked for a few years) and the fuel pump which just failed. (Was hoping it was a clogged fuel filter..but not so). Does anyone know where I can get a star bit that will work on the bed to raise it up to access the fuel tank. Seems a couple of local parts houses do not stock the correct sized bit? I welcome any thoughts or tips on doing the changeout on this particular model. Thank you in advance
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Drop the tank? Or do you think taking the bed off is simplier?
  • frohrsfrohrs Posts: 17
    Dropping the fuel tank is mutch easier than taking off the bed. If you take off the bed your going to need about 4 people on each corner to do it right. I dropped my tank twice once for a fuel pump and the other to replace the fuel tank hose. Of course make sure the tank is empty have a nice floor jack (craftsman motorcycle jack works perfect for this) Undo the two straps that hold the tank on and be carefull of any wires you have to disconnect.

    Much easier than taken the bed off. I dropped the tank with a friends help the first time and the second time I did it myself.

    Good Luck!
  • I'm looking at a used 2006 with the 4.0 liter. The truck looks real clean and has only 44k miles. Any issues I should be aware of? Any help would be great. Thx in advance.
  • What did you come up with?My 2001 is doing the same thing.Thanx,Mark
  • I have just arrived via a tow truck yet again!! This thing has quit while shifting from 3rd to 4th gear. Just died outright. I let it sit and tried it again checked and reset the safety switch under the dash and tried it again. I disconnected the battery cable and let it sit and reconnected it and put the ignition in on position after for 2 minutes it was still dead and yes I had 3/4 tank of gas. I have replaced the fuel pump in this piece of machine 2 times in 4 years. Is there anyone out there that can offer a suggestion as to what else it could be. I am ready to go to Chevy if this thing doesn't quit letting me down. Please guys I am on my own here and need help. Any info you can offer will be appreciated and I have tools and know how to turn a wrench just need some ideas as to what to turn it on. No I don't have a code tester and hope I don't have to invest in one. It's winter,snow and colder than a well digger here. Thanks guys :confuse:
  • i had the same problem with an aerostar change fuel pump 3 times then found the average fuel pump was garbage had to go to napa paid a little more but for 5 years after till i sold it worked fine
  • 2 weel dr., v6, 3.0 L. when I got my emitions done I got it back saying there is a problem with my "ignition coil B primary/ secendary circuit" at that time it was running but it had lost alot of power. I had to take it on the highway and it started loosing more and more power untill i couldn't even break 10 mph floored. after I turned it off I havn't been able to start it again. What would be a good first step to getting it started, and if someone has the heart and the time if you could email be some details on how to go about changing the coils and/or replacing anything else that could be causing these problems.

    Thank you.
  • if i took mine to have it fixed and it came back like that i would take it back to them and demand they fix it, if it was running fine when you took it to them then it's up to them to take care of the problem
  • i would get the alternator and the starter checked.
  • check your exaust and make sure it isn't restricted, have someone to start it! then put your hand over your tail pipe to see if the exaust is comming out ok. if it's ok check your fuel pump. happy hollidays
  • I have a 1994 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab and I would like to replace the bench seat with bucket seats. A former co-worker had a 1992 Ranger that had really nice bucket seats that had an extension for better thigh support looked like period Recaros but were stock. Does anyone know what years those seats were offered in the Ranger and what did Ford call them or the interior package? Were these bucket seats offered in anyother Ford car or truck?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316


  • joe200joe200 Posts: 1
    need to put tranny fluid in a 1998 ranger wher do i put it is it under the truck
  • wookie1wookie1 Posts: 98
    there should be a dipstick tube right next to the firewall on the passenger side of the engine sometimes it is a real short tube so you need to look close.
  • I have a 2001 Ranger 5 speed. Several months ago I had the clutch master cylinder replaced with an O'Reilly part because I could hardly move the gear shift. It worked for a couple of months but then the same thing happened. The mechanic said I should put a Ford part in which we did. It worked for about 1 month and now it is again hard to move the shifter. A friend told me that there is another clutch cylinder on the transmission. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • Did you replace the pressure plate with the clutch, or just the clutch disc itself ? The pressure plate could be your problem not the clutch disc. Another possibility is the slave cylinder and throw out bearing.
    This should have been changed when the clutch was changed as you have access to it all while the tranny is out. And yet another is that you have air in the hydraulic line and nothing is wrong with anything. I would start with bleeding the clutch line if thats not it go to the slave cylinder next and so on.

    Good luck & let us know how you do.
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