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#1733 of 2986 Re: First Time...Please Help [gmanx]
Oct 22, 2005 (5:57 pm)
Yes, there are tricks to it; I learned the hard way:
*You may need to take the drive shaft off.
1. Get the tank as empty as you can.
2. Disconnect the tank nozzle from the body where the fuel is pumped into the vehicle; usually 3 to 4 bolts or screws.
3. If you have a transmission jack, use it to support the tank while you work around it.
*If you have the equipment
4. Spray the bolts with break-away or similar, wd-40 will take longer but it will work.
5. Use a breaker-bar to break the bolts lose starting with the bolt at the end of the tank; After breaking lose, use an impact wrench to reduce time spent.
*This is when you will want the tranny-jack under the tank
6. On the side opposite the bolts, you will need to lift the tank support bars abt 3 inches and push them towards the drive shaft. This will release them from the frame. (Do Not Bend, They WILL Break!!!)
7. Using the jack, lower the tank just enough to be able to work at the top of the the tank.
8. At this point, unplug only the electrical connections at the tank.
9. The nozzle has a hose clamp at the tank, use a screwdriver or the appropriate size socket. Take the hose off the tank.
10. Seperate the fuel return hose from the tank and cover the tank fuel return fitting.
11. Lower the tank until just before the intake lines are kinked. The plastic tips have plastic securement clips through them, use a screwdriver at the clip-lips to take the clips out of the line tips, which seperate from the tank.
12. Slowly lower the tank from the vehicle and cover the tank neck ASAP.
13. Lower the jack and set the tank off to the side.
You can see where I ran into slight problems. Remember, I am working on a Reg-Cab 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3L 4-cyl. 5-Speed. You may have a little different set-up.
To the more experienced, if I am a little off in my advice tips; please, by all means, correct me.
#1734 of 2986 Re: 1994 Ranger Starting Problems [2bigblues]
Oct 22, 2005 (6:08 pm)
Where exactly is the clutch switch and the relay?
These two items, along with the solenoid, coil, distributor, plugs, and wires, are the next things on my checklist.
Is the relay and the solenoid the same thing?
#1735 of 2986 Re: Lights out [duckworth]
Oct 22, 2005 (6:12 pm)
There's a circuit breaker box under the hood by one of the fenders. You also might consider checking for shorts, bad connections, and disconnections.
#1736 of 2986 Re: 4x4 seector problem [birddog10]
Oct 22, 2005 (6:16 pm)
My brother just encountered the exact same problem.
behind the 4x4 switch, reach up in there and plug it back in at the back of the switch.
#1737 of 2986 Re: 97 RANGER HIGH IDLE BETWEEN SHIFTS [reddogsos]
Oct 22, 2005 (7:58 pm)
today i hooked up the scanner and checked the (gem) module and it had about 7 codes, at least 4 were false codes, i cleared the codes and my truck drove fine for a little then by the time i got home it was back to the high idle between gears. so i think its going to be a bad module i will check it on the scanner again on monday.
#1738 of 2986 1994 ranger interior got wet, will not start
Oct 22, 2005 (8:21 pm)
I was replacing a windsheild in my ranger. I had a tarp over the truck and the wind blew it off of course it rained hard that night. Now nothing besides the power door locks work i turn the key to on and i have nothing no four way flashers ,blinkers,wiper,dummy lights,radio. The only thing that works is the door locks and headlights. I checked all the fuses but i dont think i have any power to the fuse box. please send any ideas to possibly fix the problem, thank you.
#1739 of 2986 Re: 1994 ranger interior got wet, will not start [owre]
Oct 23, 2005 (7:35 am)
It's obvious the problem is in the wiring and connections.
First you want to make sure there is power to the fuse box. Use a pos/neg test light to do this.
Remove an accessory fuse such as the sterio or the dome light.
Plug in the two prongs into the fuse slot.
If it lights up, then there's power.
If theres not, try a slot that you know works. If it doesn't light up, replace the test light then continue the job.
Check all lights that work automatically to see if it comes on. (engine cavity light, any and all dome lights, any light that comes on when you simply open something)
Now check the indicator lights on the dash
Turn the key on and see if the lights on the dash come on. some lights may just flash. this is normal.
check all the wires and their connections around the dash, fuse box, ignition switch, etc.
The majority of the lights that have no power are controlled at the steering column. There may be excess water in the steering column and just needs to be taken apart and allowed to dry before checking anything.
It's obvious that I'm not a mechanic. I just do a process of elimination using common sense when it comes to troubleshooting anything. Now, I'm having a problem getting my 90 Ford Ranger to start. and today we planned a family day so I'm not able to do much on it today.
I would turn the key on and listen for a buzzing sound and at the end of the buzzing sound there would be a click from the solenoid. the truck would start fine.
Now the click is still there but the buzzing sound is gone, and the truck just rolls over.
#1740 of 2986 Ignition Wire Harness Fasteners
Oct 23, 2005 (4:32 pm)
I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0 Liter V6. The spark plug leads are held in position using several types of fasteners. I can't figure out how to open these devices. Can anyone be of assistance?
#1741 of 2986 1995 ford ranger code reader
Oct 21, 2005 (5:13 pm)
I ahve a 1995 ford ranger with the 4 cylinder engine and have been unable to find an inexpensive code reader to use the ones I have found have excluded the 4 cylinder engine from the list of vehicles covered.
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Oct 23, 2005 (6:24 pm)
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