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#2977 of 2986 Re: 99 RANGER STUMBLES - HELP! [mharnisch]
Nov 27, 2012 (7:22 pm)
Get a spray can of mass air flow (MAF) cleaning solvent from your local auto store. Disconnect the battery and remove the sensor from the air intake housing.
Cleaning that little thingy will probably show some improvement.
#2978 of 2986 Coolant Problem on Ford Rager 06 XLT
Jan 19, 2013 (6:46 pm)
It has been awhile since I posted Last. I have a Ford Ranger 06 XLT .86,000 miles Recently it has been draining Coolant. I Checked Hoses , Checked oil. etc. Engine light did not Come On. Did not over Heat. Temp gage is in the Middle .
But I smell burnt Coolant off the Engine . Seems to Run OK . Seem is be draining Fluid. I noticed some coolant near the water pump. t-stat area. Hard to see areas. I had a 98 Ranger that had a bad Head Gasket . I know what to Look for. If you have any Ideas . Let me Know. Before I head off to the Ford Garage . Thanks Prayerhiker
#2979 of 2986 Re: Coolant Problem on Ford Rager 06 XLT [prayerhiker]
Jan 19, 2013 (11:59 pm)
During cold weather, hose clamps loosen up. First thing I would do is tighten all clamps, radiator and heater.
But, if you are smelling coolant, you have a leak. Somewhere.
It might be a leaking seal on the water pump.
#2980 of 2986 Re: Coolant Problem on Ford Rager 06 XLT [prayerhiker]
Jan 20, 2013 (8:49 am)
when arriving home, with the engine hot, park it on a solid surface, let it run awhile, then leave it there overnight. perhaps you will have drippings on the surface when you check it in the morning; will provide a clue as to where it is coming from.
get out the little mirrors and flashlights to examine those semi-hidden areas.
do carefully check all the hose connections--inexpensive fix if that is the problem.
don't clean anything up on the engine block--if you take it to the repair shop, they will want to inspect it for traces of fluid, etc.
good luck ! let us know the outcome.
#2981 of 2986 Re: Coolant Problem on Ford Rager 06 XLT [lacrossesoaked]
Jan 20, 2013 (9:08 am)
If there is grease on the bottom of your engine take it to a car wash and pressure clean it you will be able to tell where the leak is a little better,if you don't see any leaks chances are it's blowing out your exhaust. You can still loose coolant out the exhaust without it overheating I am a retired disabled mechanic I have ran into this kind of problem before, hope this helps you!
#2982 of 2986 Re: Coolant Problem on Ford Rager 06 XLT [wookie1]
Jan 20, 2013 (11:36 am)
Thanks , For Your Help. I will take a closer look at it today . PrayerHiker
#2983 of 2986 Thanks for Your Help
Jan 23, 2013 (7:45 pm)
I took my Ford Ranger 06 for Coolant Leak. Pressure tested . No Leaks No head Gasket problem.
Thanks for Your Help this Week. PrayerHiker
#2984 of 2986 master brake cylinder
Mar 12, 2013 (3:12 pm)
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge. The bolt that holds the brake line to the master brake cylinder seems to be leaking. I dry off the area, then I step on the brake, when I look at it, a drop of brake fluid forms on the bolt that's connected the master brake cylinder. Any suggestions to fix this problem?
#2985 of 2986 Re: master brake cylinder [kravercr]
Mar 12, 2013 (4:14 pm)
is the bolt below the brake line on the master cylinder?
if it's below check the brake line to make sure it hasn'worn a pin whole in the line where your clamp goes around it, that would be my guess
i have not seen any master cylinders that the clamp bolt goes into the fluid cavity.
hope this helps!
#2986 of 2986 How to adjust rear brakes on 99 ranger
May 15, 2013 (6:47 am)
I just replaced the rear brakes on my 99 ranger 2wd with 3.0 flex engine. Everything I read about making the initial adjustment is to move the star wheel until there is a slight drag on the drum. I am finding this hard to do because not only does the drum turn, but also the axle, making it hard to tell if there is any drag. Does anyone have any suggestions?