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#1132 of 2986 Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Tranny Prob. [esalinas]
Apr 13, 2005 (7:32 am)
Why bother wondering what the whistle is? the tranny is blown and needs to be rebuilt regardless. but just for kicks, what might sound like a whistle could be air sucking into the the vacuum line going to the modulator valve, that can actually cause the tranny to act up real bad, but thats something that is some thing you have to hear for yourself to know what the sound is, And next time you want to go off road don't go with an automatic, they really are not designed for it.
#1133 of 2986 Re: Check Engine Light [lisa54]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:03 pm)
I have a '95 Ranger, which I purchased new, and now has 230,000kms on it. The check engine light has been on since around 85,000kms. The dealer said it was a defective emissions sensor and would not cause a breakdown. I never did get the part replaced (I kept putting it off), and have never had a problem with the engine. I know that is not the proper thing to do, but it's still running strong, although I do have some strange heater/lighting problems going on that I'm going to have to start a discussion about.
#1134 of 2986 "95 Ranger Heater/Lights Problem
Apr 13, 2005 (5:11 pm)
The heater's fan control switch (rheostat?) would only work on the highest setting. When I switched it on yesterday, something shorted out and I lost my headlights and instrument panel lights....weird. With the heater turned off, the park lights work, but when I turn on my headlights the dash lights go out again. As I turn up my fan control the lights get dimmer. Anybody ever experience something as strange as this?? I wonder if I removed the fuse for the heater altogether, would the lights return to normal, and would replacing the switch fix the problem? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#1135 of 2986 stalls when put in gear
Apr 14, 2005 (12:47 am)
my 1990 for ranger has the 2.3 with the 8 plugs, it just had a tune up, and has been running great. The other day I got off of the freeway and as I applied the brake to stop at the light my engine kinda bogged down and stalled out. Now I can start it in park and neutral and it will idle just fine and you can rev the engine to a higher rpm, and a side note the brakes are fine to. Every time that I shift into gear it stalls, even if I hold the brake, it just kinda jumps and cuts out, it sounds more like shutting down than stalling. it is automatic and it stalls in reverse to. I tested with a comp. and returned nothing. any input would be great, thank you for your time
#1136 of 2986 Stuck hood release
Apr 14, 2005 (6:37 am)
I have a 94 ranger that needs to be jump started to get running. My other car is in the shop and I need the vehicle to get to work. Unfortunately when I tried to open the hood and pulled the release it didn't work. I can pull as hard as I want and don't hear that familiar click. Is there a way to easily get the hood open without the inside the cab release?
#1137 of 2986 Re: Stuck hood release [mtbickle]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:48 am)
if you look under the front bumper, behind the grill of the truck, you can reach up there with a screwdriver and pop the latch over. thats how I open my pontiac.
#1138 of 2986 Re: Vibration Problem [smoothop1]
Apr 14, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Does anybody know what happened to smoothop1 or the vibration problem that he had?
#1139 of 2986 Changing a Dash, Center Console, etc.
Apr 14, 2005 (8:08 pm)
I just recently purchased a 1994 Ford Ranger from someone, and was planning on working on it. The dash is starting to seperate a little, and I wanted to basically change it out.
What I'm wondering is, is it possible and if so, can you swap the dash with one from a newer Ranger, or from an Explorer? I want to give the truck a newer look, and want to see if anybody thinks its possible, and if so, which one matches to the mounting brackets of the Ranger?
Also, when you do that, how hard is it to change it from manual air and heat, to powered? I am making the windows powered, and just want to see how hard it is to change the air and heat to powered.
#1140 of 2986 Re: stalls when put in gear [cj091184]
Apr 16, 2005 (2:35 pm)
Based on your description, it sounds like low fuel pressure. I would have that tested, go from there.
#1141 of 2986 Re: 99 Ranger XLT 3.0 L engine whine/stall [clove_23]
Apr 17, 2005 (1:16 am)
Im having this problem too on my 90 Ranger XLT 4.0 L. It just started today, its whines when I let go of the gas or when I apply the break, I kindda want to catch this problem early. Thanx