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#1850 of 2995 1997 Ford Ranger position of Air Control only on defrost
Dec 11, 2005 (10:25 pm)
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger V6 and the air in the interior is only coming out of the defrosters. The positions of he air control are not working inside the truck. purchased a new control switch but still nothing. Anyone seen this before?
Thinking it was a vacuum leak or broken line I searched under the dash then then under the hood. I did find 2 burnt lines which were not connected to anything under the coil. However, I can't seem to figure out where they go. I searched everywhere. Could this be the reason I only get air from the defrosters and if so does anyone
have any idea where the 2 lines connect? Thanks...
#1851 of 2995 Re: Vent control [haspelbein]
Dec 11, 2005 (10:40 pm)
Did you ever figure out what the problem was with your 97 Ranger? I'm having the same problem. I only get air through the defrosters. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Brandon.
#1852 of 2995 Need help troubleshooting front end noise
Dec 12, 2005 (10:01 am)
I have a 2000 Ranger 4X4 XLT with 4.0L V-6 and 5-speed automatic with 101K miles. I've noticed a minor cracking/grinding/popping noise coming from the front end at low speeds. The noise seems to be most noticable in stop and go traffic. I've checked the brakes and replaced the front shocks with no changes in the noise. There is also a slight vibration that seems to resonate through the steering wheel when the noise occurs. At times the noise seems to follow the rythm of the wheels turning. Besides brakes and shocks, what else should I consider? Someone mentioned ball joints and tie rod ends but I haven't checked those yet. Thanks.
#1853 of 2995 Re: 4wd drops out and ABS fails on 1999 Ranger XLT [mrp1]
Dec 12, 2005 (12:46 pm)
I have the same problem which has just occurred. I have not found a solution as of yet. Did you find any answers?
#1855 of 2995 97 Ford Ranger OBD II Codes P1405B, P0402, and P1443B
Dec 12, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I own a 1997 Ford Ranger. About 2 years ago, my check engine light came on. I had it scanned, and it came up with a code of 1443B ( Evap Ctrl Sys/Vac Sys). I work in the automotive field, and asked a few mechanics if it was serious. They told me no, I was just polluting the air more than normal. About a month ago, I noticed that the truck was going through a ton of gas. I scanned it again. Came up with P1405B (DPFE upstream hose off), and P0402 (Excessive EGR flow). Anyone have any ideas? I hate to change a bunch of parts, and find out it was just one part. Help!!!! If you can.
#1856 of 2995 99 Ranger with major problems
Dec 12, 2005 (6:06 pm)
Ok...I read a ton of posts about the VSS but in a 99 there is no VSS. The antilock does have a sensor, so it is either that or the pcm. My problems are very similar to a VSS problem....speedo stopped working....hard shift...abs light on...I do not know which way I should go.
#1857 of 2995 Re: 1997 Ford Ranger position of Air Control only on defrost [branj_jose]
Dec 13, 2005 (7:26 pm)
My 1999 Ranger has the same problem with the air control stuck on defrost. I am just starting to research the problem. I will let you know if I figure it out. Any help or suggestions would be great.
#1858 of 2995 Re: 1997 Ford Ranger position of Air Control only on defrost [cwerman]
Dec 13, 2005 (11:46 pm)
I think this is the year (or a couple of years about this age) with a 'usual' problem.
I can't describe exactly the problem, with correct names, but here is my best try.
The post on one of the 'air control' flappers (or the post on the control rod that moves the flapper) in the heater box is broken. It is plastic, and it just breaks. To repair, the dash must be removed to get it out. And the part (I think) is part of the entire air control set of flappers ( usually 2 or 3 'flappers') - it must all be replaced. Big money. $1,000 or so.
If you are mechanically handy, if you look on other Ford Ranger sites, there is a documented 'work around'. It is pretty messy, involving drilling a hole through the broken shaft and inserting a pin, or something like this. Not really sure about this. But it fixes the old part and don't have to buy the entire air assembly.
Good luck. If this is your problem, you have quite a problem to get it working correctly again.
#1859 of 2995 Re: Engine Failure [lonewulf]
Dec 14, 2005 (4:46 pm)
have a 2000 ranger. engine blew 38000mi. all internall (no oil or visual damage). same loss of compressoin and loss of all electric power as well. dealer blamed valve spring break, had to replace engine. i am hearing more of this prob. and wonder about manufacturing prob. there is a reason for loss of compression...