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#1881 of 2986 Re: 99 ranger 3.0 with auto [gaston3]
Dec 23, 2005 (2:45 am)
I was looking at a 99 ranger 4x4 with the 3.0 engine and the auto 4 spd trans. When test driving I noticed that when I slowed down to a crawl I could feel a thunk in the drive line some where, then when I took off from a stand still I felt another thunk. Is this normal for a ford? I am not used to fords so I am wondering if this one is about to have a problem. It had 31k miles on it.
This isn't normal on any car, I would look at something else. I own a 1994 V6 Ranger, 5 speed maual with no such issues
#1882 of 2986 Re: problems with lights [bolivar]
Dec 23, 2005 (2:48 am)
The switch is inside the doors. It is near the lock itself, not the hinges. Some people have luck spraying WD40 or Electrical Cleaner through the lock or through the outside handle.
Best way is to remove the door panel and actually get to the switch. Clean it or replace it.
This will then likely apply to the situation I have with the Sable. Thanks
#1883 of 2986 Re: Noise from my power steering [brently1]
Dec 23, 2005 (3:13 am)
My truck has quite a noise coming from the power steering. Is this normal for the rangers?
Check the fluid level
#1884 of 2986 Re: modification to horn [fadedford]
Dec 23, 2005 (3:20 am)
I am wondering how to go about changing the turn signal horn in my 1984 ranger to a steering wheel horn instead.
You may have to get a steering wheel off an newer model or an aftermarket replacement, since a horn switch isnt built into your steering wheel. Then you will have to re route the switch wire(s) to the steering wheel's horn button
#1885 of 2986 Re: All the problems I'm hearing with Rangers, Hmmm [jneal]
Dec 24, 2005 (12:56 pm)
Dodge - "that warning is for pedestrians"
Yeah, I guess if you're walking toward one, it would be a good turn toward a ford.
#1886 of 2986 Weekend Wrench Warrior Snaps Bolt
Dec 24, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I was attempting to remove the schock absorber on my '94 4x4 Ranger when I snapped the bottom mounting hardware. This would be the tab stud that is on the radius arm. Does anybody know if the tab stud is removable/replaceable w/o having to replace the entire radius arm? It appears it should come off, but, then it looks like it was machine pressed. Gotta love those engineers!
Dec 24, 2005 (10:26 pm)
I just picked up a '91 Ranger, 2.3, 5 speed. I am enjoying the truck but don't like the way it handles through turns and during quick changes in steering. Has anyone tried anti-sway bars?
#1888 of 2986 Re: Anti-Sway Bars [ridge_runner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 25, 2005 (12:19 pm)
sway bars are mostly for body roll...if you have slipping/sliding, that's more of a tire problem. If you have a lot of directional instability in a hard turn (wandering, bouncing) that's a shock/strut problem usually.
#1889 of 2986 Re: 93 ranger - screeching at startup [ejr16]
Dec 26, 2005 (10:47 am)
You probably have a aging serpentine belt. Check the inside of the belt for cracks. It probably needs replacement.
#1890 of 2986 Re: Anti-Sway Bars [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 27, 2005 (6:53 am)
Thanks for the reply. I feel like I need sway bars and new shocks after reading your response. Do you have any recommendations?