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#1765 of 2986 Check engine light
Nov 01, 2005 (11:41 am)
had to replace my oxygen sensor on my 1998 ranger XLT and i can't get the check engine light to go off. Took the battery cable loose and it went off but came back on after a few miles. Had a person at Auto Zone tell me that I had to give the computer time to recognize the new part then the light would go off. is this true or am I going to have to take it to the Ford place to get it checked out? The old one got jerked out when barbed wire got wrapped around it. Thanks for any help
#1766 of 2986 Re: Can Somebody Help Me Out??? [mikeb2k5]
Nov 01, 2005 (1:09 pm)
My thanks to everyone for the input on this subject. I was thinking I was going to be soaked silly getting all those error lights and transmission problems resolved. I went to my transmission shop, warranty in hand, and he was impressed with the info in this forum. Total repair cost was $85 bucks. Thanks again.
#1767 of 2986 Re: No one can solve my 94 ranger problem!! [blacknyella]
Nov 01, 2005 (6:07 pm)
hi, this is gangi. u know any one who can help me out in finding the speed sensor wire on my ford crown victoria . 1994.
u have any idea?? i am in desperate situation.
#1768 of 2986 1999 ford ranger with a lot of love but a lot of problems
Nov 01, 2005 (7:49 pm)
hi everyone- i have a 1999 ford ranger 5 speed 2wd.. there is some kind of noise while driving that sounds like air comming out of a tire. It was doing it for a while, seemed to stop, but is now louder than ever. I have asked a few people about this before and their solution was that i was either in too low or high of a gear....i assure you this is not the problem (just because i am a girl does not mean i don't know how to shift) My truck sometimes bucks too...even when its in the right gear Also, the ABS light is on...i just got new breaks and it did not go off. I read that this may be because i got new tires or because i need to change the sensor or because i need to change the VSS???? Finally the spedometer 1st stopped working until 30mph and now it doesn't until 60mph??i heard this could also be the VSS......please help !
#1769 of 2986 Re: 97 RANGER HIGH IDLE BETWEEN SHIFTS [reddogsos]
Nov 01, 2005 (9:19 pm)
Ok i was trying to do test on my gem module and i could not get comunication and the dome light started flashing, what that means i don't know, but i do know it is going to need a new gem module,
but ever scince then the truck runs fine.
Whith your truck, the 4x4 controls come from the gem module so that might be the problem, if you have a good mechanic take it to him and have him put the scanner on it. if he can't, write me back and i will give you directions.Good luck and let me know what happens.
#1770 of 2986 Re: brake lights? [motz]
Nov 02, 2005 (10:03 am)
Dont know if you have found out whats going on yet or not!
I have run in to this a few times, you might want to check in to the turn signal switch! You see the standard brake lights run through the turn signal switch, this is how it splits up the bulbs for the turn signals in the rear. Which in turn there is a separate signal sent back to the (center High Mount stop lamp) from the brake light switch.
So if the circuit in the turn signal goes out, the standard brake lights will be inop, But the high mount will still work!
If this does happen the turn signals will still work, Two different circuits!
#1771 of 2986 Re: No one can solve my 94 ranger problem!! [gangi]
Nov 03, 2005 (5:14 pm)
The speed sensor wire on most Fords are usually on the Tranny at the side near the bottom, whether it be RWD or FWD. If it is FWD the wire may be near the CV Joint at the wheel. I would check the brake hub 1st for any wires connecting to it. Then trace the drive train to the engine. Be careful, there is more than one sensor on the drive train (1 for mechanical; 1 for tranny fluid; 1 for tranny oil(manual shifts have self sustaining oil in the tranny).
The self-sustaining oil can get old and whatever therefore has to be checked periodically(every 5 to 8 yrs).
Follow the wires to see where it goes. if theres any wires that go directly to the dash from the drive train chances are thats the one your looking for. If your speedo is digital the the wire goes to a computer brain or to a breaker box under the hood. Check the manuel for any fuse/breaker/microchip that works the speedometer.
Nov 03, 2005 (5:56 pm)
My Tach light had burned out, and half of my lights were black, so i replaced the bulbs, and the work fine now. But No there is a beeping, Im assuming that it is because I took the gauges out, but how do i reset that? does anyone know or should i just take it to the dealer?
#1773 of 2986 SIDE WINDOW VELT.
Nov 05, 2005 (4:04 am)
I NEED HELP LOCATING THE FELT AROUND THE WINDOW,FOR PASSENGER AND DRIVERS SIDE,ALSO NEED THE RUBBER WHERE THE WINDOW GOES INTO THE DOOR. FOR 1988 FORD RANGER 4X2, 2DOOR.
#1774 of 2986 1994 Ford Ranger,In minor Accident, Airbag went off. Truck won't start.
Nov 06, 2005 (12:49 pm)
My 17 year old was in a minor accident. His Airbag went off and now we can't get the truck to start. Nothing, no lights , no turnover. Does any one know where the switch is to reset the system? The damage appears to be to the bumper and turn lights only. Please help. Thanx Kathleen