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#1233 of 2991 2002 Mazda 2300 4Cyl Hesitates @ 2K RPM when cold
May 18, 2005 (8:55 pm)
The Mazda 2300 is a Ford Ranger for all intents.
I purchased it about a month ago with 29.5K miles. I didn't notice at the time, but it seems to have a hesitation when cold (first 60 seconds of driving) at 2000 RPM's; Weird!
It will happen in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Gear (no opportunity to check 4th gear in the first minute of operation). Truck has the 5-spd tranny. Good truck for all else . .
All replys appreciated!
#1234 of 2991 Jerking/Rough Idle- When in gear
May 19, 2005 (12:07 am)
My check engine light came on a few weeks ago and this jerking started up when ever you have it in gear (only when you aren't moving). It's been doing this for a while now. I changed the fuel filter in it thinking that was maybe the problem but it's still doing it. Not sure what to do next I don't wanna start to guess and pour a lot of money in it and is still not get fixed. Can anyone help me?
#1235 of 2991 2000 Ranger problem with down shifting while driving
May 19, 2005 (9:21 pm)
Hi , Just bought a Ranger 2.3 automatic 2wd The lady said when she would drive it the speedometer would act up and it would like down shift /loose power, she would have to pull over and either turn engine off or if it quit she would disconnect the battery cables and re connect them and start the truck and go again She had just bought it also . She only drove it about 50 miles total . Didn"t have any money to fix it and I bought it. I drove it home about 5 miles and it drove fine ,but it did for her at first too , so I'm thinking that when it warms up or you get to a faster then 45/50 mph speed is when it happens . I was told it is probably a sensor ...I agree , but does anyone have a clue WHICH sensor? I cant afford to start replacing all of them I was told there are 3 sensors that it could be . Anyone with same problem ? PLEASE respond . Thanks in advance. Birdy1
#1237 of 2991 1994 Ranger Check Engine Light Comes on when a/c is turned on
May 21, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I have a 1994 Ford Ranger with 61500 miles on it. Three days ago on my way home from work I noticed the check engine light come on. It stayed on the entire way home, which is about 8 miles. The next morning when I went to work it didn't come on, nor on the way home that day. I didn't run the a/c this day because it wasn't needed. The day before when it did come on I had the a/c on. So, on the 3rd the check engine light didn't come on on the way to work but it did come on on the way home. I had the a/c on when it came on but this time it only stayed on half the way home. I haven't checked the codes yet, wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts before I do. Thanks
#1238 of 2991 Re: 1994 Ranger Check Engine Light Comes on when a/c is turned on [mbsmith]
May 21, 2005 (10:37 pm)
I doubt if the A/C has anything to do with the CEL.
Pull the codes.
#1239 of 2991 Re: Ranger Flex Fuel [ranger99]
May 22, 2005 (7:34 am)
Try to find a station that carries E85 fuel. That is 85% ethanol alcohol made from corn. Depending on where you live you might save up to 60 cents a gallon!!!
#1240 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ranger problem with down shifting while driving [birdy1]
May 22, 2005 (9:28 pm)
Sounds a lot like either a speed sensor on the rear end or an ABS speed sensor. Don't replace anything until it's diagnosed.
#1241 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ranger problem with down shifting while driving [birdy1]
May 23, 2005 (9:57 am)
I had the exact same problem with my '01 4.0L V6 Ranger! First replace the rear differential sensor. Look back a page or two in these comments and a gentlemen emailed me a reply on my ranger telling exactly where to find the sensor for replacing. Part only runs about $15. That however, didn't fix my truck. After taking it to the shop, the PCM had to be replaced. But...the good news is that Ford covers this for 8yrs under warranty whether you got an extended warranty or not. So check the sensor first, then the pcm. If it is the PCM the dealership or shop shouldn't charge your hardly anything as they can get it all covered under the warranty.
#1242 of 2991 Noise...replace Idler Pulley & Tensioner pulley???
May 23, 2005 (7:39 pm)
I recently bought a 1997 Ranger 3.0V6 auto with 70k miles. I needed the 7 ft bed to haul a motorcycle, so I got what I could find. The guy who owned it clearly had no clue as to preventative maintenance, so I've had lots of little things to do (belts, brake rotors, etc). The engine now has a squeak that seems to come from one or the other of the 2 idler pulleys. Is this a common problem? Do both generally need replacement at once? Is there any trick to replacing them? I ask because I am on the road with a motorhome and this is the only vehicle I have to get around. I don't want to start the replacement until I know what to expect, as I won't have a vehicle ro go get another part or tool. The Chilton book I got doesn't say anything about replacing these things. When I replaced the serpentine belt, I learned that the tensioner was really tight. If it is that tensioner pulley that squeaks, it seemed like it would take a lot of torque to take off the bolt...unless it is removed by turning counter-clockwise. I've never had to replace any idler pulley on any vehicle in the past, so I'm being cautious.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!!!