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Feb 11, 2001 (6:17 am)
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#2 of 2995 Ranger shifting problem
Feb 12, 2001 (7:57 am)
My '99 Ranger V-6, 4 sp auto will not shift into lockup until at least 50 mph, even at "hot" operating temps. It used to shift into lockup at 35 mph. The dealer says 50 mph is normal and cannot find anything wrong. Anyone have an idea why the shift point moved to 50 mph? Any control I can have the dealer check? Thanks.............vk
#3 of 2995 ford ranger problems
Feb 12, 2001 (2:19 pm)
I have a 2001 ranger xlt extended cab,4x4.4.o, 5 speed auto,16inch tires, with 4.10 axel. I have only a minor problem, the gas gauge doesn`t read correctly. It drops like a rock! When it says 1/2 full it only take 6 gal., Empty, 12 gal. Thats 6.5 gal. still in tank! My gas mileage on trip was 18.5 during the first 1000 miles. I hope it wil get a bit better after break-in.
#4 of 2995 gas guage
Feb 13, 2001 (3:12 pm)
I have the same setup, with the same problem. After 2500 miles, I'm getting 18.0 hwy. Thinking about a tonneau cover. Will it help?
#5 of 2995 Anti-theft system causing ignition failure
Feb 14, 2001 (8:45 am)
The anti-theft system on the ignition of my 2001 Ford Ranger intermittently fails. Other electrical systems are operating (lights, radio) but engine won't crank. The 800# Ford reps say they get frequent calls about this. I had to stay at a motel when travelling because of this failure and the motel clerk said I was the fourth new Ford owner in three months to stay there for that reason. Unfortunately, none of remedies the 800# reps gave me to reset the computer worked. Any ideas how to prevent or solve the problem?
#6 of 2995 Gas Guage and Mileage
Feb 14, 2001 (8:48 am)
I have a 2001 Ranger 4X4 extended cab 4.0L with shell. I have the same problem with the gas guage. I have 7000 miles on it and have yet to get over 16mpg on the highway with cruise control set and get about 12-13mpg in the city. Premium gas only raised it about 1mpg.
#7 of 2995 99 ranger 3.0 with auto
Feb 14, 2001 (2:04 pm)
I was looking at a 99 ranger 4x4 with the 3.0 engine and the auto 4 spd trans. When test driving I noticed that when I slowed down to a crawl I could feel a thunk in the drive line some where, then when I took off from a stand still I felt another thunk. Is this normal for a ford? I am not used to fords so I am wondering if this one is about to have a problem. It had 31k miles on it.
#8 of 2995 99 Ranger 3.0 4X4
Feb 14, 2001 (7:29 pm)
I just turned in my vehicle from a 2 year lease. The truck never had any problems but I never had any confidence in it for some reason--it just didn't seem very solid I guess.
There was alot of slack in the drive train. It did feel like the ujoints were starting to go. The only other problem was odd front tire wear.
#9 of 2995 RE: post #7 on driveline thump
Feb 16, 2001 (9:46 am)
Gaston3....If you purchase this Ranger tell the dealer to correct the problem. Seems to be a common problem with the Rangers. It happened to my 98. If you go to Alldata.com and review the TSBs its listed there. (#11)TSB #99-13-4 thumping and bumping felt on acceleration(and it happens when you come to a stop) they replaced my drive shaft. I hope this helps.
#10 of 2995 driveline slop
Feb 17, 2001 (10:05 am)
my 2000 ranger has a significant amount of driveline lash at takeoff: a gentle but obvious mild "tug" in the front, then the back, as the gears mate and take the slop out of the system...i'd say normal in almost any 4X4. i wouldn't worry about it. you have a lot of gear teeth mating in that driveline; even a little clearance will result in some lash.