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#1644 of 2995 99 ranger problems
Sep 20, 2005 (6:22 pm)
I have a 1999 ford ranger. Today, when I left work I noticed the abs light was on. Then when I accelerated after leaving a stop sign i noticed that the truck didn't want to shift into second gear (it's an automatic). It finally did shift after I let off the accelerator for a moment. Then I noticed when slowing down for another stop light that my speedometer would suddenly drop to 0mph when it got about to the 35mph mark. It does the same thing when accelerating also. The transmission also started shifting hard into second gear.
Has anyone ever heard of anything like this. I haven't. Guess I'll be taking it to the dealership on this one.
#1645 of 2995 Re: 99 ranger problems [todd12]
Sep 20, 2005 (9:29 pm)
Usual problem. The ABS sensor in the rear differential is bad. One bolt holds it in.
#1646 of 2995 Re: Fuel economy reduction between newer and older Rangers [redfox444]
Sep 21, 2005 (7:28 pm)
I have a 1998 with 115K on it with the 2.3, 5 speed. It gets about 25 mpg around town. I also have a 2005 Edge with the 3.0, 5 Speed ext cab edge. It gets about 19 in town and 23 on the highway. These things are pretty easy on gasoline for trucks.
#1648 of 2995 1998 Ranger w/o Door Sticker HELP
Sep 23, 2005 (6:30 pm)
Hi, just bought a '98 Supercab, 2 wheel drive, 3.0 automatic, 14" tires.The door sticker is missing that tells me things like tire size and pressure, towing info, weight, and whatever else is on there. The DMV insists on having the exact GVW from the sticker that I don't have. Does anyone have a similar model that they could tell me what info is on there? I called Ford and they tell me they cannot replace the sticker. Thanks for helping if you can. Frank
#1649 of 2995 92 Ranger Won't Start Possible Starter or Alternator Melting Jumper Cables
Sep 23, 2005 (9:16 pm)
92 Ranger that is absolutely DEAD when the ignition key is turned....here's the short and sweet version for diagnosis....The truck wouldn't start, made a clicking noise, then started on the second try. Then, upon the next starting attempt, absolutely nothing happened. Tried a jump-start, still nothing, but the cables got hot.
Replaced the starter, fired up no problemo even without a jump. Then, stalled out in a left hand turn lane at an intersection (fun, woohoo!) and acted totally dead (no click, no nothing on turning key).
Got it home, tried to jump it again and started melting the jumper cables even when I wasn't turning the key to start it. Obvious short somewhere, but where to start looking?
Any likely culprits here?
PS, the old starter tested fine when I bought the new one...figured it was stuck and got "unstuck" when I removed it.
Also, the headlights don't work, nothing electrical works at all.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.....
#1650 of 2995 Re: 92 Ranger Won't Start Possible Starter or Alternator Melting Jumper Cables [prosparky]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2005 (7:34 am)
This has to be somewhere in the starter circuit...you can't melt jumper cables unless you have a tremendous draw on the battery...hundreds of amps...this isn't a little wire we are melting, this is a heavy strand.
Sooooo....if I were you I'd trace the cables all the way down and see what's up. Does your truck run an external starter solenoid? check that too if it does. Sounds like your positive cable is grounding somewhere.
#1651 of 2995 Re: 92 Ranger Won't Start Possible Starter or Alternator Melting Jumper Cables [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 24, 2005 (7:15 pm)
Yes, the problem was in the starter circuit. When I installed the new starter, I installed a new cable from the battery to the starter (in case there was a problem with the old one).
I traced it with my hand to see if it was rubbing somewhere, and it was. On the exhaust manifold heat shield. That explains why it started no problem and then died later, it took time to melt through the insulation.
That's what I get for being sloppy and not tie-wrapping it away from the exhaust manifold.
Thanks for you help and suggestion....Much appreciated!
Sep 24, 2005 (8:32 pm)
My Ranger, 2.5l, has the check engine light coming on and going off on an intermittent basis. I pulled the codes and came up with P1504 and P1403, Intake Air Control Cirtcuit Malfunction and Differential Pressure Feedback respectively.
I had a situation where the truck would not idle, but this has recently cleared up and it is idling fine now. I believe that may have been code P1504. What is the code P1403 and what sensors are involved?
Any ideas will be appreciated.
#1653 of 2995 Re: Speedo intermittant but ABS light OFF! 2001 [ranger01]
Sep 25, 2005 (9:06 am)
I changed the speed sensor with a ford replacement part on rear end and it worked for a day and a half then quit again! Any ideas?