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#2099 of 2995 1998 Ford Ranger Splash Brake Light Problem
Apr 11, 2006 (6:42 pm)
I am having a brakelight problem. my left turn signal is blinking faster then usual so I figured the bulb was bad, happened it was the left brake light, I replaced it, it somewhat worked when I pushed hard on the brake, now a few days later both my brakelights do not work when I press them. I am wondering what I should do to fix this and if I should take it to a shop and how much that may cost as I am not the best at mecahnical or electrical things any solutions would be helpful.
#2100 of 2995 Re: only heat [wildangelford]
Apr 11, 2006 (8:35 pm)
It will not even blow cool air through the vent setting. Only heat all the time. The climate knob does not have any gears. It is controlled by voltages. Internally it seems ok. I guess I should get a schmatic to see what the voltages should be. Thanks for the response.
#2101 of 2995 1985 Ranger The Cab Leaks any suggestions
Apr 12, 2006 (8:26 am)
I just had a 1985 ranger rebuilt and noticed when it rains the floors are wet. It looks like it may be coming through the fire wall. Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions. Thanks
#2102 of 2995 98 Ranger Starting problems.
Apr 12, 2006 (10:29 am)
This is a responce to my own request last week (#2083).
I found out that the crankshart position sensor is the probable culprit. when it is cold, and the sensor is old, the magnet gets weak, the plastic shrinks, and it does not register motion on the crankshaft. it also does not give a trouble code. According to my source, the ignition coil is the only other component that can give the same symptoms, and since I already replaced that, the $14.00 sensor was my last choice. so far it is working just fine.
#2103 of 2995 Re: 240,000 and still going [lvstud84]
Apr 12, 2006 (2:54 pm)
I drive a 98 ford ranger but i don't have that problem. But I do drive a crown vic for work(cop). I had the same vibrating betwwen 40 and 60 mph. Found out that my car had a bad coil. Coil was replaced and problem was gone. Ford has had many problems with coil during these years with crown vics. I think it has to do with the engine and balancing itself with one cylinder kickin in and out or not firing at all. Hope this helps.
#2104 of 2995 Re: 1998 Ranger radio removal [daleinnc]
Apr 12, 2006 (2:59 pm)
if you have a radio with two holes on each side yes you will need a special tool. its inexpensive and easy to use. You can buy a instalation kit at wal mart. as long as you have an understanding for what wires go where you should be fine. as far as other stock units im not sure. i would think you have a den and a half so any ford product could work.
#2105 of 2995 Re: problems with lights [frohrs]
Apr 12, 2006 (3:04 pm)
i've have gone through sevral different attempts to fix this problem. Ive even bought new sensors. If you can do it yourself just pull the sensor and clean it with a electrical solvent. Using wd-40 will atract dirt and eventually you will have to do it all over again. the plunger is getting stuck and not returning to the full position. The only thing that sucks si reaching your hand into the dorr getting scracthed by the metal.
#2106 of 2995 Re: only heat [brysue]
Apr 12, 2006 (11:12 pm)
You may have a severe problem. This is about the year that had a problem with one of the 'valves' in the air box - the stuff under the dash that controls air movement thru the A/C and heater coils, defroster, etc. The plastic 'posts' on one of the air flapper valves would break. And the valve would no longer move. Huge repair to just get to it - remove dash and the outside of the air box. And then, the factory fix was to replace the air box.
If this is the problem, a lot of money. For removal and then the air box replacement. On some other Ranger boards there was a self-repair description involving drilling thru the broken plastic post, inserting a pin, etc, etc.
Of course, you might have another problem with the Heat/AC. But as I said, 1997 is about the year with the broken flapper post problem....
#2107 of 2995 Re: 1998 Ford Ranger Splash Brake Light Problem [rjeran1]
Apr 12, 2006 (11:16 pm)
If 'brakes lites work sometimes when pressing hard' usually means the electrical brake switch is going bad. It is under the dash, on the assembly above the brake pedal. Pedal movement actuates it. Electrical connector goes into it.
It comes off with a pin/clip. Note the sequence of pin, nylon bushing, washers, etc and how the switch fits into all of this.
A new switch is cheep, at auto parts house for about $8, don't have to buy from Ford.
I replace 3 times on my 94 in about 9 years of ownership.
#2108 of 2995 Re: only heat [bolivar]
Apr 13, 2006 (2:58 pm)
Very good information. Thank you very much. I will let you know what resolves the problem.