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#1820 of 2986 transmission slip between 1&2 only morn.and night
Nov 30, 2005 (10:15 am)
I have a 1995 ford ranger XLT, v6, automatic, 4L. I has 169,000 miles.
Had transmission rebuilt last year.
Problem is first thing in morning when i pull out the trans. slips and "spins" for 2 to 5 seconds then catches. It does it in the afternoon also. Only does it once maybe twice in morn. and in afternoon, then no problems rest of time.
Took to local shop, of course would not repeat problem even sitting overnight. Mechanic said 1 band was too loose(I think the between 1 and 2nd)another too tight(3 and 4th) and adjusted them. Saw no other problems ,fluid good etc.
Problem is still happening. Very annoying because I can not pull out if any vehicle is within 200yards.
Any info would be appreciated.
#1821 of 2986 ford ranger harmonic balencer
Nov 30, 2005 (12:04 pm)
Bent the harmonic pulley trying to pull a balencer off a 93 ranger 6cyl . Any reason it's so stuck on? Is there a heavier duty puller on the market? My knuckle's hurt!!!
#1822 of 2986 1985 Ranger Alt. & Emission Pump Mount Brackets
Nov 29, 2005 (12:09 pm)
I am rebuilding a 1985 2.8 liter V6 (Carb not fuel injected) I am looking for diagrams or photos which show how the alternator & air pump brackets mount to the timing gear cover
#1823 of 2986 2000 Ranger 3.0 engine clatter
Nov 30, 2005 (9:16 pm)
I've got a question. Has anyone had a problem with their 3.0 liter flex fuel engine clattering at speed, pulling trailers,going up hills ? Mine has been doing it since I bought the truck with 27,000 miles on it, and now with 98,000 it's sounding worse. I've tried injector flushing, high octane gas and it will still clatter. Just wondering if anyone had a solution to the problem.
#1824 of 2986 Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 engine clatter [cniemann]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 01, 2005 (11:57 am)
If you mean "pinging" I(sounds like a chain dragging), you'd better get that checked out really quick if it's getting worse. If high octane fuel didn't cure it, there's either a lot of carbon buildup in the combustion chambers or you may have an engine timing problem or knock sensor problem.
#1825 of 2986 high pitch noise 4.0L V6
Dec 01, 2005 (7:17 pm)
I am having a problem with my motor right now. I get a high pitch noise that i can feel vibrate in my air filter box and air intake hose. This noise comes and goes. When it starts i put in neutral it goes away, but as soon as i put it in drive it comes back. anyone have an idea what this might be? help would be great
#1826 of 2986 Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 engine clatter [cniemann]
Dec 01, 2005 (7:52 pm)
3L's are well known to 'ping'. Even when new. But mid-grade or top-grade gas usually reduces or eliminates this. You might have something else wrong. On 4L's, if the lower intake bolts are loose, they will ping. I've never heard of this problem happening on 3L's, but you might see if these bolts are loose.
Ford sometimes replaces the coil pack with one that is supposedly more powerful (or something). On many motors this doesn't help much. There is also a SPRUG connector, or something like this, that can be unplugged to help. This basically retards the timing, which also reduces power. (I don't know where this connector is at, can't help with doing this yourself.)
#1827 of 2986 Re: high pitch noise 4.0L V6 [brently1]
Dec 01, 2005 (7:59 pm)
You IAC (Idle Air Control) valve is causing this. It is a chrome and black canister, the diameter of a 35mm file canistor but longer, on the left side on the intake manifold. With a 2 wire connector going into it. This controls the idle RPM of the motor. If it is bad it can cause this hum/vibration. It will also cause the idle to 'surge' up and down.
There are 2 bolts that hold this on. Be careful with the gasket behind it, do not mess it up. Remove the electric connector. This basically is an electrical solonoid valve that bleeds air into the intake manifold. The valve part gets clogged with carbon and gas gunk. It can be carefully cleaned with carb cleaner. DO NOT GET CLEANER INTO THE ELECTRICAL END OF THIS, it will eat up the coil and ruin it.
If you don't want to try to clean it, aftermarket parts houses sell these. About $65 or so?
#1828 of 2986 Re: EBAY IS BEING CRAPPY--TAIL LIGHT PROBS [sethp]
Dec 01, 2005 (8:25 pm)
I have the same problem,im looking for euro/alteza taillights for 99 stepside and all/most say wont fit. Im curious to know what you found out
#1829 of 2986 Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 engine clatter [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 01, 2005 (9:12 pm)
High octane fuel helps out some but you can still hear it.
I've thought about the timing problem and talked to a ford dealer and they wont me to give them $70 to hook it up on their computer just to see if they have an update for the problem. Didn't think about the knock sensor though,, i'll have to check into that. Thanks for the ideas.