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#1832 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 engine clatter [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 02, 2005 (2:42 pm)
The ping is actually pre-ignition. It happens when the cylinder and combustion portion of the head is very hot. When the timing and mixture is set correctly, the ping should go away. Ford sets the timing and mixture right at the point of a slight ping. This is the cleanest the engine will run. I had a pinging problem with my 1999 Ranger (3.0), you could just touch the throttle and hear a ping which turned into a full blown rattle. The Ford dealer said it was normal. Well it got worse and I took it back. They used a later program for the computer and it stopped. I still have the truck and it does not ping on regular gas under heavy load.
#1833 of 2991 Re: ABS Light and Hard Shifting Transmission [bak99]
Dec 03, 2005 (1:37 am)
MY OD LIGHT WAS FLASHING IS THAT AN INDICATION THAT THERE IS ANOTHER PROBLEM?
#1834 of 2991 99 Ranger O2 sensor
Dec 03, 2005 (2:26 pm)
My 99 2.5L 4 cyl ranger has been getting about 17 mpg average, so I had a friend diagnose the problem, and it was my O2 sensor. I was wondering how you can find out whch O2 sensor is the faulty one, and if I can fix it myself. I'm open to any sugestions, thanks.
Dec 03, 2005 (7:18 pm)
I'm in the middle of replacing the drag link on a '94 4x4 4.0 and I stripped the nut on the adjusting sleeve. I am at wits end trying to figure out how to remove this bleeping nut. Any suggestions?
#1836 of 2991 Re: brakes locking up [fadedford]
Dec 03, 2005 (7:27 pm)
if it's the back brakes locking up your wheel cylinders may need replaced.
#1837 of 2991 Rear brakes freezing
Dec 05, 2005 (12:46 pm)
I have a problem with my rear brakes in the wintertime. It is still under warranty but I dont know if this would be covered. I had a problem last winter where the back brakes froze up after they got wet the night before and then the next morning, I couldn't get the back to move, had to put in 4 wheel drive, the back just dragged and wouldn't break loose. I finally threw hot water between the slots of the rims and gave it gas and it broke loose. It happened again this past month but broke free without throwing water on it. Has anyone had a problem with this or any suggestions? Thanks
Dec 05, 2005 (1:48 pm)
Hey wats up in new. I have a 2002 Ford RangerV6 3.0 with the edge package. Its an automatic and everytime it switches gears it jumps. Id also like to mod it slightly but not lift or lower it. Any suggestions??
#1839 of 2991 91 Ford Ranger 4cyl. won't start
Dec 05, 2005 (1:49 pm)
I was driving down the highway yesterday and the truck just died eventually coasting to a stop. The timing belt is still in tact. All the electrical works (lights, directional, etc.) and the truck turns over fine but just won't start. Need help.
Dec 06, 2005 (9:10 am)
Hello fellow Ford Ranger Owners!! I have a 93 2.3 XL. I reacently changed the thermostat to try to ale the problem, but no dice, still no heat... Or very little heat. I tried the piece of cardboard infront of the radiator trick. brings the water temp up but still no heat.. Ok here is the kicker.. the inlet and outlet hoses to the heater core get to hot to touch even with the heater selector nob on high Is this a heater core problem.. Is it bad or just cloged?? Please help cause its real cold here!!! Thanks