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#2104 of 2986 Re: 1998 Ranger radio removal [daleinnc]
Apr 12, 2006 (3:59 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 2986 Re: problems with lights [frohrs]
Apr 12, 2006 (4:04 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 2986 Re: only heat [brysue]
Apr 13, 2006 (12:12 am)
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 2986 Re: 1998 Ford Ranger Splash Brake Light Problem [rjeran1]
Apr 13, 2006 (12:16 am)
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 2986 Re: only heat [bolivar]
Apr 13, 2006 (3:58 pm)
Very good information. Thank you very much. I will let you know what resolves the problem.
#2109 of 2986 Re: 98 Ranger has some rough grinding type noise when accelerating [rdrage73]
Apr 13, 2006 (4:00 pm)
Ford engineers say it should be the timing belt and pulley(s).
#2110 of 2986 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem
Apr 14, 2006 (10:46 am)
My 1994 Ranger has about 75,000 miles on it. About 3 years ago, I began having problems shifting into gear when the truck was stopped with the engine running. At first the problem was intermittent, but now it seems to be continuous for the most part. I can get it into gear, but it takes force. Is this a clutch problem? Any ideas on repair costs?
#2111 of 2986 Re: 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem [woodmlpj]
Apr 14, 2006 (7:30 pm)
I'm not very informed on manuals, but this seems like a clutch problem.
You have a hydrolic clutch. Is it full of fluid? If it is leaking fluid, this may be the problem, rather than actually needing a rebuild on the clutch.
I've no idea what a clutch would cost. There is a 'slave' hydrolic cylinder down on the clutch end that is a pain to replace and bleed. If you put a new clutch in, I would consider replacing this slave cylinder since it is so hard to get to and bleed.
#2112 of 2986 1999 ranger slightly rough idle feels sluggish
Apr 14, 2006 (8:11 pm)
my 99 ranger idles a little bumpy but accelerates ok but lately has been feeling like it's holding back at about 30-40mph twice it's had a bad stumble at about 70 when the tank was near empty. all things considered Im figuring a bad injector or possibly on 02 sensor. anyone else have this issue? if so what did you for it? Any help is appreciated thanks Rick
#2113 of 2986 Re: 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem [bolivar]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 15, 2006 (3:21 pm)
your guess is a good one bolivar.