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#1460 of 2986 1999 ford ranger water pump
Jul 18, 2005 (7:02 am)
I have a 3.0l v-6 1999 ford ranger. I'm trying to replace the water pump.
I have one bolt that i can't get to. According to the haynes guide i need
to remove the "air conditioning compressor and power steering pump bracket"
but it doesn't say how to do this. Do i have to remove the belt tensioner to do
this? I only really see one bolt holding this bracket on and when i removed
that it did nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1461 of 2986 Speedometer and related problems
Jul 18, 2005 (7:48 am)
My neighbor and I replaced the alternator in his 1999 Ranger 4 WD 3.0L pickup. That fixed the charging system problems, but when we drove it we found the speedometer no longer worked. Of course, everything needing data from the speedometer (e.g., ABS, cruise control, shifting) has problems. Is there anything anywhere near the alternator that we could have bumped to cause this?
#1462 of 2986 1998 Ford Ranger
Jul 18, 2005 (10:36 am)
the vehicle got up to about 35 MPH and then just shut off. The oil pressure dropped repidly to zero, and everything went dead. (no noises, no vibration, will turn over with starter, just won't start now.
#1463 of 2986 94ranger orfice tube
Jul 18, 2005 (2:05 pm)
I ned help I can't seem to find the orfice tube , on my ac. Thanks for any help
#1464 of 2986 Re: purpose for duel coil packs and eight plug 4 cly [selders]
Jul 18, 2005 (6:22 pm)
Well the 2.3 liter engine only produces about 100 horsepower but, you should still be able to get most of it out of the engine. In my case it seemed as though I was only getting half. I have gotten some very good results after my last battle with my truck. It had been an ongoing war for about a month and a half. I found an intermediate connector attached to the ground wire that connects to the front coil pack right mounting bolt. You should be able to find this on your truck. It had some oxidation in this connector. I filed this oxidation off. What I should have done was cut this completely out and soldered the wire ends together. I used electronic cleaner in all the connectors to the fuel injectors and any connector related to the ignition. I also sprayed electronic cleaner to clean the MAF sensor. I bought some SEAFOAM cleaner at the auto parts store and cleaned my throttle body very well. I removed it competely to do this. I also sprayed SEAFOAM into a vacuum line in the intake manifold while the truck was running. I actually had a friend spray it while I revved the engine up and down to about 3500 RPMs. This SEAFOAM stuff is awesome. I would really recommend you do this. The results were amazing. I have so much power since I did these things. And even with the air conditioning on, I have very, very little power loss. I am so pleased. Try these things and see what happens.
#1465 of 2986 Re: 1999 ford ranger water pump [ryan9999]
Jul 19, 2005 (11:16 am)
never mind i figured it out. There are 3 bolts on the front of the bracket.
Only one of these are obvious the other 2 are recessed behind the
belt tensioner and you have to feel around with your fingers to find these.
There are also 2 on the bottom that are double nutted. The first nut holds
up wires after these are removed the second nut unscrews the bolt from the
#1466 of 2986 Re: Speedometer and related problems [dicklamb]
Jul 19, 2005 (3:38 pm)
Not that I know about around the alternator, howver, my daughter has a 1999 ranger (automatic trans.), and the transmission stopped chaging gear automatically, then the ABS light came on a little later, then the over-drive started going on & off, finally, the speedodometer quit working, some similar problems you are speaking of. It was the speed sensor in the rear-end of all places. Hope it helps you, I am very thankful to have found this web-site and hope to help and be helped. I have not yet solved my problem. Good Luck!!
#1467 of 2986 Re: purpose for duel coil packs and eight plug 4 cly [brysue]
Jul 19, 2005 (6:07 pm)
Thanks for the info I'll have to give it a try when I get the chance and or the money. I had pretty good luck just replacing the coils all togther, But I still lose quite a bit with the A.C. on I'll give the SeaFoam a try. Thanks again.
#1468 of 2986 Re: xiangyh!!!!! [igloomaster]
Jul 19, 2005 (7:43 pm)
Did you ever find out what the problem was? I love my Ranger EXCEPT when the bl..dy thing won't start! I have had the fuel pump replaced and the issue remains the same. If I bang the tank cover, it might start. If I wait 15 minutes it might start. Ugh!!!
#1469 of 2986 Brake Relay Switch??
Jul 20, 2005 (9:41 am)
I apologize if this topic has already been addressed elsewhere. If it has, just let me know where and I'll read up there.
I have a '98 Ranger V6 3.0L. Recently I discovered that the brake lights aren't working. The taillights, the reverse lights, and the turn signals all work fine, but when I press on the brake the lights won't light up. A friend who is a Dodge truck mechanic told me it was probably the brake relay switch, and said if I got the part he'd fix it. My problems are these: first, is "brake relay switch" the correct term for this part? I've looked all over online and can't find anything matching the name. Second: what is the cost for this part? I'm not made of money and I need to know in advance if it's expensive so I can set aside some cash.
Any help is much appreciated.