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#1089 of 2991 Re: trans or fuel problem. (hesitating and jerking when accelerating) [redhotranger]
Mar 30, 2005 (11:05 am)
well i did the unthinkable---i traded it in for a 2001 4x4 Z71 extcab V8 chevy silverado just yesterday---the ranger would have had to get a new transmission and my front brakes were definitley gone--thats a good $2500 fix. and that is at only 68,800 miles---NO WAY--i actually traded it before it got worse--i have always always been a ford ranger lover but seriously, i am not going to dump money into it all the time--my first ranger treated me well which wasn't an automatic so those auto trans rangers we need to be careful of. let me know if you solve your problem--maybe you should do what i did!! later
#1090 of 2991 Re: Electric Brain [wijoco]
Mar 30, 2005 (1:27 pm)
The battery is draining. I have had the alternator tested, and it is fine. Could it simply be that the fuses were tested and put back in incorrectly?
#1091 of 2991 Re: Electric Brain [banthonyb]
Mar 30, 2005 (1:29 pm)
I was thinking fuses, because I can't get the interior light to work as well.
#1092 of 2991 Re: no go... need help [wijoco]
Mar 30, 2005 (4:55 pm)
it is a 1987 ford ranger. EFI V-6 2.9L
#1093 of 2991 88 ranger 2.9
Mar 31, 2005 (11:21 am)
truck sometimes will not start after driving for a ways and shutting it off. If I wait a few minutes it will start and run fine. Any thoughts
#1094 of 2991 Re: Electric Brain [banthonyb]
Mar 31, 2005 (6:11 pm)
OK, with a fully charged battery connected, shut the motor off, close all doors and open the hood. Disconnect the hood light if you have one. Disconnect the negative battery cable and connect a digital multimeter set to read current/amps between the cable and negative battery terminal. You may have to rig up some alligator clips. Wait 45 minutes for the electronics to go to "sleep." The amount of current draw will tell you what type of device is stuck. If it's mulitple amps, it's a big draw like a shorted alternator. If it's milliamps, it's probably something electronic. I don't know why the mechanics concluded the PCMs were bad, they may been on to something but you need a full wiring diagram for your truck to see whether or not the PCM relays are within the box assembly or located somewhere else. I'm not sure myself on that truck. Sometimes the only way to find the source of parasitic draw is to start unplugging different modules until the draw stops. But the amount of amps geing drawn will give you an educated guess.
#1095 of 2991 Re: no go... need help [87ranger]
Mar 31, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Is the fuel pump running when you turn the key on? If not, check the cutoff switch to make sure it's closed. It's in the cab somewhere, read your ownersmanual for the location
#1096 of 2991 Re: 88 ranger 2.9 [dhamlin]
Mar 31, 2005 (6:20 pm)
Buy a $5 spark tester and keep it in the cab. Next time it won't start, connect the tester between a plug and wire and crank the engine. If there's no spark I would suspect the TFI module (ignition module mounted on the distributor). If you have spark, get the fuel pressure tested.
#1097 of 2991 Re: 88 ranger 2.9 [wijoco]
Mar 31, 2005 (7:35 pm)
I have spark, this truck has 2 fuel pumps, 1 in the tank and 1 on the frame under the drivers seat. I will have to carry the fuel pressure test guage with me and check it the next time it happens.
#1098 of 2991 Re: trans or fuel problem. (hesitating and jerking when accelerating) [redhotranger]
Mar 31, 2005 (9:30 pm)
My 96 2.3 AUTO is currently experiencing the same problem. Flashing O/D light and check engine light with a jerking 50 - 55 MPH. Code downloaded as 'performance solenoid stuck in open/closed position. My favorite tranny shop is about to remove valve body to trouble shoot. - Stay Tuned for fix