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#1630 of 2986 Starting rough, hard to keep running
Sep 17, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Ok, here goes. Got a great price on a used 1987 Ford Ranger. Problem is, it has a very rough start, and wont stay started without holding the gas pedal for a long time. Once it is running, it runs great. Motor is healthy, was rebuilt in 2001. Can anyone help diagnose this before my husband spends way to much time and money. Not really sure about the mileage on it.
#1631 of 2986 Speedo intermittant but ABS light OFF! 2001
Sep 17, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Have a 2001 4.0 4x4 standard cab and speedo last two weeks is intermitant. Have seen it quit while driving. Was told that sensor in rear end is bad if ABS light is on or sensor in trans is bad if not. Where is it located on trans? Is it next to shifter lever? Hard to replace?
#1632 of 2986 Re: FORD RANGER 2000 INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT [nmguy]
Sep 17, 2005 (4:56 pm)
I am having a similar problem with my Emiss warning light on my 1987 Ranger XLT 2.3L fuel injected engine. I know it comes on about every 60,000 miles, but it has only been about 25,000 since I replaced emission devices. A friend once told me there is a button to push to shut this light off. Any ideas how to turn out this annoying warning light?
#1633 of 2986 Re: luv my ranger...but [nascrlvr]
Sep 18, 2005 (6:08 am)
I have a 2000 Ranger 3.0 V6.
I went thru the same thing that you did.
I replaced the serpentine belt with one from a large auto parts store as well as the idler pulley.
A knowing mechanic advised me that it was the serpentine belt. (although new) he advised me that it was a 'cheap' belt that was causing the problem.
I replaced it with a more expensive belt (Large Brand Name)
Result, no more squeel or weird noises.
PS the "big' parts store did refund my money.
Hope this helps - good luck
#1634 of 2986 2001 ranger edge-jerking problem
Sep 18, 2005 (5:38 pm)
my 2001 ranger edge 2wd reg cab short stepside bed has developed a jerking or lurching problem at crusing speed. it is fine under acceleration and at idle. any suggestions ? thanks.
Sep 18, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Hi guys and gals: Question-Does the 2.3 L, 2006 Ranger engine have a timing belt which will have to be replaced after x-number of miles, or a timing chain?
#1636 of 2986 Fuel economy reduction between newer and older Rangers
Sep 18, 2005 (7:47 pm)
Have driven an 88 Ranger, 2 WD, 2.3, 5 speed, for 260,000 miles, valve cover never removed, still get 28-29 mpg hiway trip mileage at 60-65 MPH. Just bought a one owner 97 ranger, 60k miles, meticiously serviced, same 2.3 motor, tranny, but get 22-24 mpg, exact same hiway trips as with 88. No check engine light on 97, original owner says never got hiway trip mileage above 24 mpg. Any ideas on what is causing the 20-25% reduction in mpg? Would be interested in what hiway mpg other 2.3 Ranger owners are getting.
#1637 of 2986 rear brake lights
Sep 19, 2005 (11:04 am)
Both my rear brake lights went out ! I tried replacing the socket on the driver side to see if that helped it didn't. Any suggestions on fixing the problem! much appreciated
#1638 of 2986 Re: rear brake lights [scotthd]
Sep 19, 2005 (3:02 pm)
Have you checked your Brake Light Switch on the master cylinder? Samething happened to my kid's 98 XLT Ranger and that is what it is was, which is what I told her to look for. Just a thought anyway. BB
#1639 of 2986 97 ranger feels like it's missing at idel
Sep 19, 2005 (4:59 pm)
i have a 97 ranger xlt 4*4 and i have a new create engine from ford with 25000 km on it and just recently i notice that it is running rough at ideal and seems to be missing? changed all the plugs, wires,o2 sensor and put a new coil pack in it and nothing helped? does anyone have a fix for this because my dealer cant find it.