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#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.
#2109 of 2995 Re: 98 Ranger has some rough grinding type noise when accelerating [rdrage73]
Apr 13, 2006 (3:00 pm)
Ford engineers say it should be the timing belt and pulley(s).
#2110 of 2995 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem
Apr 14, 2006 (9:46 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 2995 Re: 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem [woodmlpj]
Apr 14, 2006 (6:30 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 2995 1999 ranger slightly rough idle feels sluggish
Apr 14, 2006 (7:11 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 2995 Re: 1994 Ranger Shifting Problem [bolivar]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 15, 2006 (2:21 pm)
your guess is a good one bolivar.
#2114 of 2995 1996 Ford Ranger Sluggish
Apr 15, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I have a 1996 Ranger, 2.3L 4 cyl. when I take off, it feels real sluggish, and has little power. Once I am going, it is fine. I had it hooked up to a computer, and it showed It was a bad EGR valve, but I changed it just a couple months ago. could anyone help me with this problem?
#2115 of 2995 Re: 1996 Ford Ranger Sluggish [jeromy1998]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2006 (10:31 am)
Did you clean the tube that feeds from the EGR into the manifold?
#2116 of 2995 brakes grab hard
Apr 17, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I have a 98 ranger that has an intermittent problem. Very rarely, right after I start it and pull out, the first time I touch the brakes they grab real hard. The rears skid and the fronts grab hard, it is like I slammed on them. When this happens the peal resistance goes way down, lower than normal. It forces everyone to slide forward in their seats. After that first skid, it won't do it again. I thought this was very strange. Any thoughts???