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#2068 of 2991 Anti-Theft System
Mar 25, 2006 (12:46 pm)
I have a 1998 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 4X4 and recently the anit theft alarm has been constantly going off and I have not found anyway to disable the system. I have spoken to the service department at the local dealership, and automotive electrical specialists and no one has been able to help me. Does anyone know what could/is causing this, and please tell me how to fix the problem. I appologize if this has been posted before and I have missed it. Any help is apreciated, please email me if you can help. ncqueenverizon.net
#2069 of 2991 2000 Ranger Motor Chattering
Mar 25, 2006 (3:25 pm)
I also have a 2000 Ranger, 3L motor, that mattering sound when accelerating or when parked. I have read what you had to say about the high Octane gas, but was told just today that this sound was caused by a spun bearing on the crankshaft. It was further explained that this particular year the crankshaft was aluminum and that there was a service bulletin saying that this motor was prone to have this issue. It was suggested that I have the engine replaced entirely, or rebuilt. Does anyone have an opinion on what I've been told, or can you confirm the validity of this information? A compression test was done and the engine is otherwise fine.
#2070 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ranger Motor Chattering [hodsh10]
Mar 25, 2006 (10:20 pm)
Yep, I have an opinion on what you were told.........
Whoever told you that the crankshaft was aluminum:
1. Is either ignorant beyond belief
2. Is lying to you
3. Or you misunderstood what they said.
#2071 of 2991 Re: Speed [bolivar]
Mar 26, 2006 (8:59 am)
my mistake , i`m new here, did not bother to look at the date. will be more alert in the future. thanks
#2072 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ranger Motor Chattering [hodsh10]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 26, 2006 (12:09 pm)
agreed, total nonsense. If you had a spun bearing your engine would probably be seized by now. Spun bearings are a catastophic event. Run away from that shop is my advice unless you misheard what they were saying (seems doubtful but let's give them the benefit of the doubt).
#2073 of 2991 lowering,center console,exhaust
Mar 26, 2006 (6:31 pm)
hi i have a 98 ford ranger super ext. 255/55/r18 falken tires. I have a few questions, i what to lower the truck with either a 2/3 4/5slam or even air bag it not sure any ideas or tips on any of these. the center console is on a 60/40 bench seat i just need the latch to keep it closed tried the junk yards near me in mass they don't have it any body know where. The last question is the exhaust which exhaust sounds good on a 2.5l four banger gibson,flowmaster,borla or any other brands that you know of
#2074 of 2991 96 Ranger - Good Truck
Mar 28, 2006 (1:04 am)
I have a 96 Ford Ranger 2.3L It has a 3" body lift and 32" tires. The truck has somewhere around 130-140K miles on it, don't know for sure cause the Odometer went out. I have had very few problems, all of them small and mostly just wear and tear. I love this truck and I know 2 other people that have had just as good of luck with their Rangers as me.
However, recently I have experienced a few problems...hope they are still minor =P
Recently I got a check engine light on #P0420. I looked it up and says its an effiecency issue and try resetting the computer and see if it comes back on. So I reset it by disconnecting the battery (just the negative terminal). Light has been off since a few days and the truck runs great. But my new issue is ever since I did that, when I am at idle, my AC Compressor cuts on and off about every 5 seconds. But, when I drive around or rev the engine slightly, the compressor will stay on.
Seems to me the engine idle gets pretty low when the compressor kicks on so the computer shuts it off, and then it kicks it back on again and the cycle continues.
I am not too mechanically inclined, so just wanted to know what you experienced guys and gals can offer me in the way of a fix for this issue
#2075 of 2991 2003 ford ranger vibration
Mar 28, 2006 (5:54 pm)
I have a 2003ford ranger that vibrates at the speed of 6o mph and above. let the gas off and it stops,put the gas on and its back.This is in the back of the truck and it also hums at 60 and above. I put new tires and 4 wheel alinement on it. anybody have any suggestions?
#2076 of 2991 Re: Rubbing sound from right front tire [bolivar]
Mar 28, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Thanks, will do
#2077 of 2991 Re: Vibration Problem [smoothop1]
Mar 29, 2006 (8:10 pm)
I have a 2003 ford ranger that has a vibration at 35 and 60and above but if you let up off the gas it goes away till you press the gas again and run 35 or 60 plus mph. . replaced the tires and done alinement to. let me know what you found out or if you know what is causing this.