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#2193 of 2991 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Speedometer Not Working [2vv]
May 21, 2006 (2:09 pm)
I have a 96 Ranger splash with the 4 liter engine./ While driving the other day in the rain, the wipers stopped working and I then noticed that the speedometer and odometer stopped working also. I then noticed the dome light would not come on. I think I smelled smoke and ALL the fuses test good. They must have some lousy design for all this to happen at once and the fuses not blow.
#2194 of 2991 Changing my power steering fluid
May 23, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I WOULD LIKE TO PUT NEW FLUID IN MY POWER STEERING ON MY 2000 Ranger, 3.0.
Where is the best place to drain it( What line to loosen?) and is there anything in particular to be careful about?
#2195 of 2991 Re: Changing my power steering fluid [danf2]
May 23, 2006 (11:56 pm)
My opinion: I would not open it up to just replace the fluid. The fluid is a non-maintenance item, and the pump seals will usually fail at 10 years, 150,000 miles or so anyway and you will be replacing the whole pump.
If you still want different fluid in there, buy the cheapest turkey baster you can find and suction all you can get out of the fill hole, and refill. This will probably get 60%+ of the fluid out. Start it up for a couple minutes and have another go with the baster - this will further dilute the old fluid when you add more new.
Or, get a couple of feet of small plastic clear tubing, hold it in a U shape and fill with new fluid using a small funnel. Cork one end, then quickly stick the other end into the fill tube, to the bottom. Put the corked end lower, into a container, and syphon the fluid out.
#2196 of 2991 2001 not a problem question
May 25, 2006 (6:44 am)
We just bought a 2001 Ranger XL short bed for my teenage son. A guy at work has one just like it. I asked him what kind of mpg he got and he said his 2.3L gets 25mpg. I said wait a second. Ours has a 2.5L engine. So we opened the hood on his and sure enough his has a different engine all together. Ours has 8 spark plugs, two for each cylinder one on each side of the head. His has four plugs down the center and looks like a Mazda engine. When did this change occur?
#2197 of 2991 Re: 2001 not a problem question [chrisducati]
May 25, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Midway in the 2001 model year they replaced the 2.5L SOHC 4cyl engine (commonly referred to as the lima as it was manufactured in lima Mexico) with the 2.3L DOHC 4cyl engine (commonly referred to as the duratec due to its dual overhead cam). You have the lima, your friend has the duratec. Both are good engines.
#2198 of 2991 Re: 2001 not a problem question [landdriver]
May 26, 2006 (9:59 am)
#2199 of 2991 bumper restoration
May 27, 2006 (10:45 am)
Does Ford have any bumper restoration products that would match the original color of my 2001 Ranger's bumpers? I'd rather not use a generic product that will dye the bumpers a true black.
#2200 of 2991 Re: Changing my power steering fluid [bolivar]
May 27, 2006 (12:09 pm)
OK, I got the little syphon thingy and siphoned all the power steering fluid out of the reservoir and refilled it. In fact I did this 3 times and used up one bottle of power steering fluid. This brings me to the next question. Why is the stuff I am siphoning out "RED" and the stuff in the Prestone power steering bottle that says "For all Ford and General Motors products",(CLEAR!)
Should the old stuff thats been in there for 6 years be Red? Does it have to be replaced by "Motorcraft" The Prestone fluid is clear. Is it OK to mix them?
#2201 of 2991 Re: Changing my power steering fluid [danf2]
May 27, 2006 (11:49 pm)
Did you check your manual?
(Jee, how many times have I written that???)
Some power steerings use transmission fluid, which is red.
Some use a unique fluid.
'General purpose' fluid might be????????
20/20 hindsight - if you were going to all this trouble, you sure should have checked the manual and used what they specified.
Ok, power steering is usually forgiving about what you mix into them. You will probably be ok.
#2202 of 2991 Re: 94 Ranger ABS light flashing... [graeme1]
May 28, 2006 (8:06 pm)
Did you ever get an answer to what caused this problem? My '94 Mazda did the exact same thing tonight.