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Ford Ranger Maintenance and Repair
Last post on May 15, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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#1801 of 2986 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger, bad miss sometimes [bigcman]
Nov 18, 2005 (10:53 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 97 Ranger. I cleaned the MAF sensor with electronic cleaner and the power came back. It has been about six months and now it has started doing it again. I cleaned the sensor about two weeks ago and the problem is presenting itself again. I think I am going to replace the MAF sensor completely. Try cleaning the MAF sensor and see if it helps.
#1802 of 2986 94 4.0 6cyl 4x4 Shudder When Braking
Nov 19, 2005 (1:47 am)
This truck shudders in the rear when the brakes are applied. Replaced both rear pads and hardware this summer. Was told by techs that the wheel cylinders where sticking and needed replaced. Did that. Still a real bad shudder in the rear when braking. Could it be the rear differential? Wheel bearings? Suggestions anyone?
#1803 of 2986 Re: poor gas mileage on 2000 4.0L V6 [brently1]
Nov 19, 2005 (8:09 am)
You should be getting 16mpg city and 22mpg highway at 55 mph. Higher highway speeds will reduce your mpg. There is TWICE the wind resistance on the front of the truck at 70 mph than at 50 mph.If you are close to 16/22mpg, well, that's the way it is with the ranger 4.0. (The ranger is a rolling brick. The most aerodynamic pick-up truck sold in the USA today is the Dodge Dakota. But the Dakota is bigger and heavier and its gas mileage isn't great either.)-----Check your tire pressures, remove any excess "junk" you are carrying around in the bed or behind the seat, make sure your brakes are not hanging up and the parking brake is fully releasing,in the summer leave the sliding rear window open if you have one,having a tonneau cover helps to increase mpg, and close that tailgate. There is a common erroneous misconception that driving with the tailgate open results in better gas mileage when in fact an open tailgate reduces gas mileage. The air flow around a moving pick-up at the tailgate position is from the back to the front, resulting in higher air pressure on the back of the tailgate and lower air pressure on the inside of the tailgate which creates a state advantageous to better fuel mileage. (That is why pick-up truck manufacturers do not produce tailgates with grilles in them). Winter gasoline formulations are now being sold which result in poorer gas mileage than "summer" gas.The grease throughout the truck,(wheel bearings etc.)gets thicker in the winter and results in more rolling resistance. The already thick differential oil gets thicker in the winter.---- You didn't state what mileage you are getting, but 16/22 should be about right.
#1804 of 2986 94" 4.0 Quit Starting up!
Nov 20, 2005 (1:42 am)
iv got a 94 Ranger 4x4 that has a 4.0 engine with auto trans. i have been driving it every day and it has started fine! the other day i took my son to a restraint, and when i came out to go home, it will only crank over, but not start!
Anyone had this problem before, or have any suggestion on what to check?
#1805 of 2986 Re: No rear lights [maillotjaune17]
Nov 20, 2005 (5:45 pm)
It sounds like you need new tail lite bulbs
#1806 of 2986 Re: 94" 4.0 Quit Starting up! [here]
Nov 21, 2005 (2:28 am)
Yes I had a similar problem. Mine started once then died. Then it wouldn't start. Check your vacuum lines near the valve cover on the drivers side. There is a coupling that several vacuum lines connect to. One fitting does not have an actual vacuum line. Instead it has a rubber "boot" that covers the fitting. Something caused mine to blow off(still don't know what) in which I put it back on and the engine started and ran fine. If thats not the problem look to see if you're getting spark and/or fuel.
#1807 of 2986 Re: 97 RANGER HIGH IDLE BETWEEN SHIFTS [larsondaily]
Nov 21, 2005 (12:14 pm)
I got my 4x4 light to stop flashing. It was just a blown fuse, What a relief. Now back to just the high idle. I wonder if it is possible that I purchased a bad idle air control valve from autozone and that is really my problem. If that is the case, I sure have had a lot of loss time and money looking for the problem elsewhere.
#1808 of 2986 white smoke and burning smell
Nov 21, 2005 (12:14 pm)
I bought a 98 Ford Ranger with/ 70,000 miles on it about a week ago. It passed California smog test and everything seems to be fine until after I took it for an oil change two days ago. Now every time it starts up, excessive white smoke comes out from exhaust pipe, and it smells awful. I have also noticed some oil deposit in the exhaust pipe. Can anyone give me some suggestion on what's the problem? I also hear running water sound under the hood after engine stops. Is this normal? Thank you for your help!
#1809 of 2986 Re: truck ready to stall [arrangerguy]
Nov 23, 2005 (7:08 pm)
I have an 84 ranger with a 6cylthat is doing the same thing, specially when going up hill.
#1810 of 2986 96 Ranger Super 4.0 - ABS question
Nov 23, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I thought for my first post someone might help me know whether 96 Rangers' ABS is 2whl, 4whl, or could it be either? I bought mine just recently and original owner still had the scraped off dealer sticker stating just "Anti lock brake system" under "Preferred equipment pkg. 856B". Thanks in advance for any possible help!