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#2004 of 2995 1998 Ranger radio removal
Feb 22, 2006 (7:18 am)
Just bought a 98 ranger that has the am/fm/cassette radio. I want to remove it and put in player with the cd player and controls. I have a couple of questions.
1) do i really need "special" tools to remove the old unit?
2) once removed, is it simply unplugging the existing plugs?
3)is the new player as simple to install as simply plugging back in those plugs and sliding back into bay?
I have seen several used factory cd players that have come out of the rangers/windstars and other ford/mercury vehicles and say they are all compatible. How do i insure that they are compatible with my 98 Ranger.
Thanks sooo much for all the help.
Dale In Asheville NC
#2005 of 2995 Re: Ranger strikes again [justus3]
Feb 22, 2006 (8:29 am)
No, I never saw the check engine light come on, but with 240,000 miles on it, I'm not sure that mine even works.
Anyway, my problem started rather suddenly one day, and it was obviously an ignition issue.
#2006 of 2995 Re: left blinker problem [phisher]
Feb 22, 2006 (5:12 pm)
FYI I've solved the left blinker problem, It seems that I'm not the only one out there that has run into this problem. I checked on some ranger web sites and found that the issue arises from an aftermarket trailer wiring harness. It might just be coincidence but both other people that had this issue had a drawtite wiring kit. Hope this helps out anyone else that experiences this problem. If this isn't the cause I just hope that what ever is causing it doesn't return in the next 2-3 days as I'm planning to trade her in before the end of the month.
#2007 of 2995 Changing the Sparkplugs
Feb 22, 2006 (6:45 pm)
99 Ranger, Manual 2.5L 4 cyl, hard time trying to change the spark plugs. Any suggestions? Is it worth it to take it to a shop? Do I have to remove the upper part of the intake manifold? Please help!!! Thanks!
#2008 of 2995 Re: 4.0 engine skips during snowfall [peonyman]
Feb 23, 2006 (12:21 pm)
I have just noticed these same symptoms in my 2001 Mazda B4000. Only happens when it's snowing. Have you gotten any resolution to this problem?
#2009 of 2995 Re: 97 RANGER HIGH IDLE BETWEEN SHIFTS [reddogsos]
Feb 23, 2006 (6:57 pm)
Just reposting hopeing for help. I haven't bought the motorcraft idle air control valve yet in that i dont really have the money to blow unless there is a chance it fixing my problem. My truck continues to idle high between shifting the gears and sometimes when coming to a stop. I think it is taking a toll on the clutch. Any Ideas.
#2010 of 2995 1987 Ranger transfer case switch wiring problem
Feb 25, 2006 (10:28 am)
I am seeking information as to what the wiring route is for
the white with blue stripe wire .From the plug at transfer case to where it terminates.This truck was bought at auction it was improperly wired:(from battery to toggle switch in cab out to switch at transfer case ).I want to rewire this correctly can someone please assist with some information .the schematics in the book I bought don't go far enough to tell you .I do know the wire at the plug connecting to the swich at the transfer case is white with a blue stripe.This ranger has a 2.9 with automatic trans if that helps .
#2011 of 2995 Re: 97 RANGER HIGH IDLE BETWEEN SHIFTS [reddogsos]
Feb 25, 2006 (10:37 pm)
I think I remember your problem. Did I already reply that I have seen the solution, but can't remember it? I even went to another Ranger-specific site and searched it, but did not find the solution there.
It might be your Idle Control Valve. Buy usually it causes 'surging' at idle, or just a too high or low idle. It usually doesn't cause problems between shifts (I think.)
Anyway, take off the Idle Control VAlve, it can sometimes be cleaned. It usually is a silver and black cylinder about the size but longer compared to a 35mm film cannister. On the intake. With 2 wires into in. Be careful of the gasket under it, don't tear it so it can be reused. It has two bolts holding it on.
When removed, you will it is basically 2 parts. An electric solonid on one end, and a small manual valve on the other. Gasoline gunk or carbon can get into the valve and stop its movement. Clean with carb cleaner, electronic cleaner, etc. HOLD THE VALVE SO THE ELECTONIC END IS UP. DO NOT GET CARB CLEANER INTO THE SOLONID END, IT WILL EAT UP THE WINDINGS AND RUIN IT!
Put it back on. Maybe this will help. Or, maybe there is still my 'forgotten' problem.
Do some other searches for Ranger sites and search there for your problem. I've seen it, but don't remember what the solution is...... Getting old is bad....
#2012 of 2995 high idle between gear shifting
Feb 26, 2006 (9:05 am)
I had the same problem and i recieved a letter from the ford company that there was a wiring recall linked to the idle. I went and had it fixed. no problem after. contact a ford dealer for info
hope this was helpful
#2013 of 2995 manual fuel pump
Feb 26, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I removed manual fuel pump from 4 cylinder in order to change fuel filter. Having trouble installing it. Any suggestions?