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Ford Ranger Maintenance and Repair

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  • cdemapancdemapan Posts: 1
    I have a similar problem with my Ford Ranger 2000. The odometer stopped working, the windows won't open, and the windshield wipers won't turn on. Did you figure out your problem? Any advise? Thanks.
  • I HAVE A '04 RANGER XLT SUPERCAB THAT HAS A BAD VIBRATION AT BETWEEN THE SPEEDS OF SAY 55-80 MPH. I HAVE JUST PUT NEW TIRES ON THE TRUCK AND HAD IT BALANCED TWICE. I DO HAVE THE SINGLE PIECE DRIVE SHAFT AND NOTHING UNDERNEATH SEEMS TO BE LOOSE. I DO HAVE A SLIGHT LEAN TO THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE TRUCK BUT I DON'T THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE VIBRATIONS. I ALSO TOOK THE TRUCK TO NTB HERE RECENTLY AND THEY INPESCTED THE SHOCKS AND SAID THEY SEEM TO BE OK. SOMETIMES THE VIBRATIONS SEEM TO BE LIKE A SHOCK STARTING TO GO BAD AND HOPS FROM TIME TO TIME. LIKE IS SAID IT SEEMS LIKE THIS BUT I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THIS VIBRATION COULD BE. THE TRUCK ONLY HAS 24,000 MILES ON IT RIGHT NOW. I RECENTLY BOUGHT IT FROM AN ELDERLY MAN.
  • xlt2x2xlt2x2 Posts: 2
    I hooked a diagnostic reader to my ranger after getting the dreaded CHECK ENGINE light......It is stating evap sysytem pressure high........Any ideas as to where I should begin my quest? Something plugged? Causing high pressure? Many thanks for any help.......
  • xlt2x2xlt2x2 Posts: 2
    Evap Sys High Press--code??? HELP........ASAP
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    WAG (Wild a** guess). Your gas cap is off or loose or doesn't seal?

    When functioning correctly, vacuum is applied to the gas tank vent hose, to pull fumes into the charcoal recovery tank. If the vacuum cannot be pulled, it sees 'high pressure'?

    Bad gas cap. Bad vent lines. Bad canister. Any or all of the hoses of this system. There may be relays and vacuum switches also in this system that have failed.

    P.S. This is another reason to not run the vehicle when you are fueling it, you may set a check engine light. Main reason, is you may blow up.

    P.P.S. This also shows that having a code reader, and know the definition of the code set in some cases may not give you much of any hint at all as to what is wrong. You need a factory service manual, which has procedures to run for error codes.
  • I drive a 1988 Ranger XLT 2.3L 5 Spd 2wd with 104,000 miles. At 1,800 rpms a vibrating/buzzing noise starts and goes away after about 2200 rpm. It does this regularly through all gears. The sound is like a piece of sheet metal vibrating against another piece of metal. The truck is fine other than a noisy power steering pump. Thought it was the shiny aluminum rim pieces but they seem pretty snug. Any help? Its very annoying/embarrassing.
  • I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD w/ a 4.0. I am wondering if it is normal to have your power steering pump constantly whining as if it is low on fluid,(even though itis full), or is there a deeper problem such as pump going out? Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)
  • I went to the auto parts store the other day to get filters for my 1999 Ranger with 3.0 flex engine. The parts person looked up the filters that I needed and asked if I wanted a cabin air filter. I told him I didn't know I had one. He said that he showed one listed for a '99 Ranger, and he showed me on his computer that it was indeed listed. When I got home I checked my owner's manual and my Haynes manual and neither mentioned a cabin air filter. I then checked behind the glove box as well as in the engine compartment near the firewall, but I could not find one. Does anyone know if there is one on a '99 Ranger and where it would be?
  • USUALLY THE AIR CABIN FILTERS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CAR UNDER THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS. THERE SHOULD BE VENT HOLES AND UNDER THAT VENT IS THE CABIN AIR FILTER. USUALLY U CHANGE IT WHEN U NOTICE UR A/C OR HEAT SMELLS OLD OR MUSKY LIKE. HOPE THAT HELPED
  • I have a 96 Ford Ranger with 125,000 miles. 2.3L engine. When I accelerate, regardless of RPM, the engine will cut out. If I baby the gas pedal, and I mean really baby it, I can get the truck up to free way speeds without too much coughing and choking. But accelerating normally is totally out of the question at this point. The problem seems to be getting worse and worse as time goes by.
    I have replaced the plugs and wires, and the EGR valve. I have cleaned the MAF sensor with MAF sensor cleaner. Nothing has helped. A mechanic buddy of mine told me to change the fuel pump. That is expensive, so I don't want to do that unless I have too. Your thoughts please. Thanks!!!
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Fuel filter?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I think Ford power steering pumps whine more than other vehicles.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I've never heard of a Ranger with a cabin filter.

    There can be errors in the parts data bases.
  • Yes, I forgot to mention that. I have installed a new fuel filter. I also ran a full can of BG44K, with a full tank of gas, through the fuel system.

    Thanks.
  • If the symptoms return when shifting, you should check the two wires to the TCS on the shifter stalk. At higher miles, the wires may chafe and/or break on the top of the steering column where they make a right angle bend coming out of the hollow shifter. This can cause a momentary short to ground when moving the lever. Access for inspection by removing the upper column trim.
  • About 20,000 miles ago my ranger blew the rack and pinion seals both sides. I am now faced with the same problem. I wonder what is wrong. Is possible that the pump is over pressuring?
  • Im having the same problem on the same model. i just replaced the high pressure hose from the steering pump (had a pinhole leak) and as soon as i did that the seals on the rack and pinion gave out.
  • Thanks,. If I come up with an answer I'll let you know
  • AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS WHAT IS CALLED A LOCK-UP CONVERTER AND WHEN IT STAYS IN THE LOCKED MODE IT IS THE SAME AS TRYING TO STOP A STANDARD WITHOUT PUSHING THE CLUTCH IN.... IT STALLS OUT. YOU CAN REPAIR IT OR UNPLUG IT.... THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON WHEN UNPLUGGED BUT IT WILL RUN AND STOP JUST FINE.
  • Hey everyone. I am driving a 2000 Ranger with a 2.5L 4 cylinder. Lots of valve clatter in the lower range of 2nd and 3rd gears. Any suggestions on what to do without an expensive repair job?
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