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Ford Ranger Maintenance and Repair

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  • byrne4byrne4 Posts: 1
    I have a 1999 Mazda PU 4x4 with the OEM wire harness and a 4 prong flat trailer plug. I hooked up new lights. Everthing works fine, but when I brake, all the lights go off on the trailer. The truck lights are not effected and nothing blows. My ground is good, bulbs ok, fuses ok. I've even tapped into the truck's wires, by-passing the OEM pigtail and still the same problem. Is this a bad brake switch? What is it that I am missing? :cry:
    Thanks
  • cdduvcdduv Posts: 1
    I have a noise coming from my pump as well. It began when i dropped a new engine in my truck a few months back. Still have the whine, checked fluid level, replaced belt, etc. I don't know what it is.
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    To my knowledge they are exactly the same, but I would check it out further.
  • I have a 99 Ranger off road package 143000 .Started missing around 45-50 miles per hour. Did this mostly under load. replace plugs wires ,fuel filter,belt,And the emissions value. Still is doing it . does anyone know what this could be . Mechanics are charging me to death. Even had the injectors cleaned. Help!!!! :confuse:
  • edwardn1edwardn1 Posts: 103
    ...does anyone know why the FRAM filter comes with a bolt and a metal spacer? Is this a jerry rig set up and should I worry?
  • myamya Posts: 2
    I HAVE A 99 FORD RANGER WITH 110,000 MILES ON IT. FOR MOST OF THE TIME IT SEEMS TO BE A PRETTY GOOD TRUCK. I,VE LATELY RUN INTO A RATHER STRANGE PROBLEM, IN THAT THE REAR LEAF SPRINGS HAVE BROKE. DRIVERS SIDE LAST SUMMER, NOW PASSENGER SIDE. MY QUESTION IS HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS HAPPEN? IF SO PLEASE REPLY TO THE BOARD AND I'LL CHECK BACK. THANKS
  • cyclescycles Posts: 1
    I have a 99 Ranger, 2.5L, manual trans, 45k miles, that intermittently stalls. Over the past year, it has stalled seven times under a variety of conditions (summer w/AC on, summer w/AC off, winter, accelerating, coasting, etc) and has blown the fuel pump fuse on three of the seven stalls. The four times that it did not blow the fuse, the engine sputtered and was about to die, but then continued to run. After three trips to the dealer (two via a tow truck), and $850 spent on a new fuel pump, two fuel pump relays, and a fuel filter, the dealer is stumped and the problem remains. Any ideas?
  • I have the exact same truck, but with alot more miles, and at about 97000 it started stalling as well. One trip to the shop also via tow truck, and $1400 later, i had an entire new transmission. Hasnt stalled since. I hope its not your tranny as its a very expensive fix, but its something to consider.
  • eyballeyball Posts: 1
    Did you ever resolve this issue? My 98 Mazda B4000 (ranger) has this same issue. As soon as I put the truck in drive it blows the fuse.
    Thanks,
    Chris
  • Just a couple of hints to try and help you out...
    My truck started doing this especially around that speed and I had to replace the PCM (power control module). It is covered 8yrs through Ford directly and won't cost a thing to replace, other than you will need a new key. Like I said this fixed my '01 Ranger OffRoad V-6.
    Another guy on here got his fixed by simply replacing the speed sensor located just behind the rear tire. Part will cost you $10 from NAPA and probably around $20 to get it put in. If that doesn't fix you up, then I just don't know.
  • There are two abs switches, you have to determine which one is is defective. The fix cost me about $50 at a dealer.
  • Did you get it fixed? I have the exact same problem. No fuses burned, all wires underneath are connected.
  • I had this problem last year and it went away, but now its back. If I turn the A/C on you can feel it engage but all I get is hot air. If I turn everything off I still get hot air. Right now my choice is hot air on my feet or the defrost. I have a 95 ranger xlt 4 cylinder. It wont be long until I need the A/C again.
    Thanks
  • Can anyone tell me where I can find the turn signal flasher on my 97 Ranger?It is not on the fuse panel.
  • I am trying to decide whether or not to purchase a 2003 Ford Ranger Supercab, 3.o liter, 5 speed manual with less than 30000 miles. What is a ballpark price for similar vehicles in the area and is this a good year/model truck?

    Consumer Reports is not wild about the Ranger, but it seems they are only partial to imports (Toyota, Honda, etc.)

    Thoughts?
  • ftomikftomik Posts: 1
    did you ever find out what the problem was with your truck ? i have the same problem, if someone has the answer let me know! ftomik@hotmail.com thanks frank
  • 97 Ford Ranger four cylinder. When I turn on the left turn signal on the flasher relay under the dash buzzes. the right turn signal works fine and I have replaced the flash relay with no improvement. Any suggestions?
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    I would not be scared of it. Check Edmunds true market value price.

    I don't know what CR's hangup is with the Ranger. Fact is, while the bodystyle is a bit tired, the truck has been around a long time and most all of the bugs have been worked out of them. The 3.0 while a bit lacking in hp for a V6 is very reliable, and with the maual transmission gas mileage is around 22 on the highway.
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    I have a 96 Ranger 4cyl/5-speed with 240,000 miles. It has been running great but today it suddenly developed a miss after stopping at a traffic light. Under acceleration and cruising it feels like it's lost a cylinder. It idles a little rough, but when decelerating I hardly notice it. My suspicion is a plug wire gone bad or perhaps a problem in the ignition. I don't think it's a fuel injector b/c it misses even at idle.

    I suppose I should just take it to my friend who has a garage and let him run a diagnostic on it. OTOH, part of the fun of owning a beater is working through little problems like this yourself.

    Thanks for any advice!
    Jeff
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Change the plugs and wires. Especially if you have 50,000 or more miles on them. If these are the original ones.............
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