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#1465 of 2995 Re: 1999 ford ranger water pump [ryan9999]
Jul 19, 2005 (10:16 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 2995 Re: Speedometer and related problems [dicklamb]
Jul 19, 2005 (2:38 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 2995 Re: purpose for duel coil packs and eight plug 4 cly [brysue]
Jul 19, 2005 (5:07 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 2995 Re: xiangyh!!!!! [igloomaster]
Jul 19, 2005 (6:43 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 2995 Brake Relay Switch??
Jul 20, 2005 (8:41 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.
#1470 of 2995 Re: 1998 Ford Ranger [ntrd]
Jul 20, 2005 (4:45 pm)
1999 Ford Ranger oil pressure dropped to zero and the engine died. Only 50,000 miles on it and well cared for. Over $4,000 to fix. Was wondering if this problem is common enough that a recall was issued or maybe one should be.
#1471 of 2995 Re: Brake Relay Switch?? [juno139]
Jul 20, 2005 (11:42 pm)
It just called the 'brake light switch'. It's usually on the brake pedal. Should be less than $10 at auto parts store. My 94 Ranger has eaten 3 of these in the 7 years I've owned it.
#1472 of 2995 Re: 1998 Ford Ranger [lisa15]
Jul 20, 2005 (11:47 pm)
I've read a lot of Ranger message boards, and a massive failure of a motor is very seldom heard of.
'Well cared for'? What actually failed? Rod bearings? Main bearing? Did the low oil pressure light and/or gauge come on/read zero? What motor?
Go to the NHTSB government site and check for recalls. I've never heard of one.
#1473 of 2995 Brake Relay Switch?? [juno139]
Jul 22, 2005 (8:26 am)
Whoa before you go out and buy the swicth try this. I have a 98 V6 3.0l as well and what I thought to be a faulty switch turned out to be the rear brake lights. They are on a separate circuit that than signal and reverse. My bulbs were burned out and I replaced them. Brake switch in may area goes for 38 dollars so try the bulbs first.
#1474 of 2995 97 Ranger - both headlights stopped working
Jul 23, 2005 (4:35 pm)
Thanks for reading.
Here is the scenario: 97 Ranger XLT, Big 6-cyl. . Neither headlight comes on when you turn on the headlight switch. All related fuses check OK in side panel and under the hood. No problems with any other lights. Can "flash" high beams OK by pulling back on turn signal stick, but cannot "lock" high beams by pushing turn signal stick forward. Prior to this problem with the headlights, on rare occasions the windshield wipers would randomly turn themselves on "high" for no reason, but could be turned off by turning the wiper switch forward (on) and then back to the off position. Possibly related to a common switch in the turn signal stick? If so, are there any know service bulletins or defects regarding this so that I might get if covered by Ford?
Thanks for any help !