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#1173 of 2986 More Fords have suspect switch...damn from tires to switches...
Apr 29, 2005 (4:30 am)
This is an article that appeared this morning up at cars.com about the 1997-2002 Rangers and Explorers that may have the same switch that is in question causing the fires. From what I have seen on TV reports is that the switch is in a vulnerable area and can get contaminated with brake fluid (the switch is mounted to the master brake cylinder fluid housing and only if you have cruise control) and because the switch gets power all the time even when the ignition is off it can over heat and if it is gunky with brake fluid and other oils it can ignite and bye bye vehicle, house, shed, garage or whatever. Again this is the suspect but in a recent news article I think on Dateline a specialist in auto fires pin pointed that this switch is the hot spot on the vehicles he has seen. So here we go again from Firestone tires to a 13 dollar switch. What next. By the way I have a 98 XLT extended cab. I used be up on this site sometime ago but got sidetracked and like the prodigal son I have returned and I thing I'll stick around. Here is the site if you are interested...
#1174 of 2986 Re: Can Somebody Help Me Out??? [kimble989]
Apr 29, 2005 (10:29 pm)
Believe it or not, the problem is the speed sensor on the rear differential. The part is $25.00 and when I went to the dealer to buy it, the parts counter guy said they sell a bunch of them. It's fairly easy to change. jack up the driver side rear and remove the wheel and tire. Put a block or jackstand under the axle to prevent tipping off the jack. Look at the front top of the diff. you will see a connector. Spread the locks and unplug the connector. remove the bolt holding the sensor in place. Wipe any debris off the diff surrounding the sensor then pull the sensor out of the diff. use a screwdriver to carefully pry it out. Put some engine oil on the O-ring of the new sensor. Carefully insert the sensor and rock it gently to seat the Oring. Insert the bolt and tighten. Re-connect the connector. Mount the wheel and tire. Viola!!! everything will work and the truck will run fine. I didn't believe it either until I tried it (My son in law is a Ford tranny mechanic) Hope this helps. It's a fairly easy fix, but if you're not mechanically inclined, have a mechanic install it for you.
#1175 of 2986 Tranny probs flashing OD light
Apr 29, 2005 (10:48 pm)
I just joined this forum. I wish I had long ago. Shifting issues with flashing OD light are usually caused by the 2-3 solenoid located next to the catalytic converter on the outside of the transmission. Apparently the cat temperatures prematurely age the rubber causing it to fail. I wonder how many people have been hosed by dishonest tranny shops for expensive unnecessary rebuilds. Post any tranny problems and I'll do my best to get you an answer. My son in law is a Ford tranny mechanic and he has saved me tons of $$$$$$$.
May 01, 2005 (3:16 pm)
i have a 2000 ford ranger 3.0 and it has a rough idle most of the time even worse when i come off the highway i want to clean the throttle body but dont know what kind of cleaner to use because it says on the throttle body not to clean
any suggestions or mabe even know why it has a rough idle
#1177 of 2986 Re: Clutch engaging/disengaging noise [jorgev7]
May 01, 2005 (3:24 pm)
#1178 of 2986 99 Ranger water leak
May 01, 2005 (3:25 pm)
My 1999 Ranger develops a wet floorboard on both the drivers side and passenger side after a rain. This occurs even if the car is not driven. I check the seal on rear slider window and found no leak there. What do I check next?
#1179 of 2986 Re: Tranny probs flashing OD light [mikeb2k5]
May 02, 2005 (6:39 am)
Does Ford have any sort of recall on this problem? I have a 2002 Ford Ranger with 76,000 miles. Last week I had to have the transmission worked on, something about the throttle body replacement and solenoid which was causing it not to shift very well and the OD light finally came on. Actually since it was new I didn't think it was shifting very well but that was my first truck. Over the past year it has become worse until the OD light started flashing.
The Ford dealer replaced the throttle body and solenoid and it's shifting perfectly, in fact so well I can hardly feel it, much better than it ever did brand new. So it looks like to me it was never quite right? It was a little over $800 to fix it!
#1180 of 2986 broken seat release handle
May 02, 2005 (10:04 am)
Does anyone know where I can purchase a seat release handle for
a ford ranger 2000 model? Not the extended cab, just has two bucket seats.
It was broke when I bought it.
#1181 of 2986 Ranger oil pressure sensor
May 02, 2005 (10:17 am)
'01 Ranger, 4.0L. I suspect a bad oil pressure sensor. Guage drops to 0 after a cold start, returns to normal after engine warms. Where is the sensor located? I bought a new one but can't figure out where it goes. Thanks.
#1182 of 2986 Re: Can Somebody Help Me Out??? [mikeb2k5]
May 03, 2005 (5:06 am)
Well the part was easily found and replaced, but didn't do any good. The truck is still acting up on nearly every drive. I took it back up to the dealership I bought it from and they are currently looking for the problem. I have been without my truck for almost a month now. I am loosing faith in Ford to repair their own products.
But thanks for the help Mikeb2k5.
I'm thinking their is an electrical short somewhere to the point where the wire is sending current, but then loses it and shuts down the truck.