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#1237 of 2995 1994 Ranger Check Engine Light Comes on when a/c is turned on
May 21, 2005 (6:33 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 2995 Re: 1994 Ranger Check Engine Light Comes on when a/c is turned on [mbsmith]
May 21, 2005 (9:37 pm)
I doubt if the A/C has anything to do with the CEL.
Pull the codes.
#1239 of 2995 Re: Ranger Flex Fuel [ranger99]
May 22, 2005 (6:34 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 2995 Re: 2000 Ranger problem with down shifting while driving [birdy1]
May 22, 2005 (8:28 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 2995 Re: 2000 Ranger problem with down shifting while driving [birdy1]
May 23, 2005 (8:57 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 2995 Noise...replace Idler Pulley & Tensioner pulley???
May 23, 2005 (6:39 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!!!
#1243 of 2995 Shifter is stuck in neutral
May 24, 2005 (7:27 am)
i got a 1991 ford ranger with 5 on the floor and 143 K miles and i cant seem to get the shifter to get out of neutral and im not sure if the clutch is disenganging or its the drive train or what but its really getting annoying an estamate for it to be fixed was like three grand
#1244 of 2995 Radiator fluid leaking out dash bouard
May 24, 2005 (9:29 am)
started to leak from engine out of a draining hose. Now it is coming out of behind the glove box. Smoke comes out of the vent the engine over heats.The windows get all fogged up becouse of the heated water. The haynes book is helping a little bitbut not as much as i need. The entire dash has been pulled out half the heater and a/c unite pulled out but still cant get to the heater core unit an hoses. Well for one am i doing the right thing or have the right idea could someone give me a little input
#1245 of 2995 Re: Diagnosing an engine problem [digitalthug916]
May 24, 2005 (9:41 am)
If you clear your codes, try this:
If it isn't avail any more it suggests cleaning the filament wires in the MAF sensor. You will need a T15 or T20 Security Star drive. My 01 4.0L takes a T20. (Available atuozone for $2.99).
With a cool engine, unplug the electrical connection, use the T-20 to remove the MAF sensor. Carefully spray the filament wires with an O2 SAFE carb cleaner. Let it dry or help with a few squirts of canned air. Clean surrounding area, replace, & plug in. You should be good to go. Do not over tighten the screws when replacing.............
(this should work for #1228 also.
#1246 of 2995 1998 Ford Ranger Seat Release Handle
May 24, 2005 (10:32 am)
I need a seat release handle (passenger side) for my '98 Ranger Supercab. The OEM handle is stripped out. Does anyone know where I can get one?