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#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...
#1860 of 2995 Re: Rear brakes freezing [delyla312]
Dec 16, 2005 (7:41 am)
I had the exact same problem with my 99. They would usually break free but the last time resulted in a trip to the shop on a flatbed. The problem is a seal on the rear hub that is prone to leaking. The folks at Utton's Mufflers (802) 229-9005 in Montpelier Vt are familiar with the issue and can tell you exactly what the problem is.
#1861 of 2995 Re: 4wd drops out and ABS fails on 1999 Ranger XLT [ar15203]
Dec 16, 2005 (7:58 am)
Visually erfiy that your front drive shaft still spins (drive back and forth a few times) after the 4wd drops out. If so, its either bad locking hubs (I had to replace mine) or a vacuum leak on the lines that drive the locking hubs (also a problem on mine). The lines come off the front hubs and meet just in back of and below the right headlight at a solonoid then run back to the firewall. put a vaccum gauge on the line at the hubs and verify that it pull 14 in of h20 vacuum and doesn't leak more than .5 in h20 in 30 seconds. repeat for both hubs and then upstream of the vacuum solonoid.
#1862 of 2995 Re: 1988 Ranger clutch [wfj1998]
Dec 16, 2005 (3:40 pm)
Yes, I have 87' 2.9 5 speed. The clutch was just replaced and the point of friction is so far off the floor it is almost at the point where the pedal stops. It is hard to drive, but you just have to get used to it.
#1863 of 2995 93 ranger - screeching at startup
Dec 17, 2005 (2:09 pm)
I've got a 93 Ranger V6 5-speed, and about a month ago, it has started to make a clacking/screeching right at cold startup. It goes away after started, and does not happen if it has been started multiple times and warms up.
#1864 of 2995 2002 Ford Ranger Egde
Dec 17, 2005 (4:01 pm)
How do I disable the anti theft device so my auto starter will work, I have a transponder in it now with the code key in it, but when I plug in the power to the bulldog starter, the parking lights blink continuosly Iv tryed a few things already but nothing seems to work, can any one help, thank you
#1865 of 2995 LOSING SPEED GOING DOWNHILL
Dec 18, 2005 (10:36 am)
I have a 2000 Ranger 4.0L V6 automatic. I am having a problem. When I go downhill, i lose speed like no tomorrow, out of all vehicles I have driven I have never had a problem losing speed downhill. I have checked my brakes and they are fine, nothing has rusted up. Is it possibley my transmission not going out of a gear it should be? and is it a sensor or a solenoid I can replace. any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1866 of 2995 Noise from my power steering
Dec 18, 2005 (11:01 am)
My truck has quite a noise coming from the power steering. Is this normal for the rangers?
#1867 of 2995 Re: 4wd drops out and ABS fails on 1999 Ranger XLT [ar15203]
Dec 18, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I'm concerned about electric shift to 4wd I have always had machanical shift (GMC) Now I'm looking at Ford ranger. The electric shift from switch on dash is troubleing. Maybe your problem is a Solonoid or damaged wiring to solonoid. That sounds kind of cheap for a rugged off road vehicle. Solonoids can burn out or even blow a fuse and stop ability to shift into 4wd when you need it most.