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#2305 of 2995 1998 Ford Ranger XLT
Aug 09, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Look I don't know If anyone can help but I sure hope so. I live in North Carolina and from 1996 and up they have an emissions test and if you dont pass no inspection and if it goes for 4 months dead 250.00 fine. I had 4 codes and they were PO171.po340.po440,po342.. So I went and tore truck apart replaced plugs, wires, coil packs, all vacuum hoses,throttle body,camshaft position sensor,fuel filter,air filter,emulator. And drove truck 100 miles to get new codes of PO171, Po340, So then I changed the oil and filter and drove another 100 miles and still the same codes. Does anyone know what I can do to correct the problem and by the way is there an easier way to reset the computer other than having to drive 100 miles everytime.
#2306 of 2995 power steering pump bracket
Aug 10, 2006 (7:14 am)
I am replacing the timing chain on a 2000 Ranger with the 3.0L V6 and am wondering if anyone knows how to move the power steering pump bracket out of the way so you can remove the timing cover.
#2307 of 2995 1987 ranger problem
Aug 12, 2006 (11:13 am)
I have a 1987 ranger xlt 2.9l v6 and the problem is it idles
rough and bloes out black smoke when you rev it up,I replaced the computer and 2 o2 sensors and it ran great until today and it is the same problem over again can anyone
give me any advice whst could be causing this problem again.
Aug 18, 2006 (5:46 pm)
Have a 2001 4 banger, man 88K miles. I have somewhat the same problemsas # 95, or at least it sounds the same. a funny pinging or rattling coming from under the hood when stresed by hills or high RPM. No funny noises when engine is cold though. Anyone have this problem before and if so whats the fix?
#2309 of 2995 clunking noise when shifting
Aug 18, 2006 (6:03 pm)
i have an 03 rang 4x4, when shifting (especially from 1st to 2nd gear) i get a sort of clunking sound that sounds like its coming from the clutch maybe. im sure this cant be normal. my question is could this be a trans problem or something to do with the clutch? it only does this when upshifting, not down if that makes a difference. figured i'd ask before i trust a mechanic to do something to it so if anyone has some good advice on what it could be, i'd greatly appreciate it.
#2310 of 2995 Re: Pinging [bmonette8385]
Aug 18, 2006 (8:41 pm)
It's 'pinging', which is uneven burning of the gas charge across the piston when it fires.
A tune-up, plugs and wires, might help.
Otherwise, higher octane gas is about the only solution.
I don't think I've ever read a complaint about pinging on a 4 cylinder. This usually is a problem with the 3Liter V6.
#2311 of 2995 1987 Ranger manifold ?
Aug 20, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Hey all - I just bought a 1987 Ford Ranger - absolutely terrific shape - from the brakes to underside - engine runs great (2.9L V6) - I'm very pleased (the guy is moving and I got it for $1200... new toolbox included!). ANyhow - the only malfunction is that the manifold is cracked - and will need replaced soon. I have the part located at several junkyards for about $35. How much should I look to spend on labor, seals , etc? I'm guessing it isn't an easy job based by the JB Weld type of material on the currebt crack. Also - As I face the truck - the manifold that is cracked is on the left - is that what I need, a left manifold? Or would it be the side it is on as I sit in the driver's seat (In other words - the right)?
#2312 of 2995 Ford Ranger tachometer pfroblem
Aug 20, 2006 (2:09 pm)
I have a 2000 ranger with 4.0 liter engine and 5 speed auto transmission then tachomer does not work any solutions?
#2313 of 2995 Re: 1987 Ranger manifold ? [bornin1775]
Aug 20, 2006 (9:36 pm)
Right and left in cars is always as view when you are in the driver's seat.
Right is the 'passenger' side'
Left is the 'driver' side.
You need a right manifold.
#2314 of 2995 2002 Ford Ranger Vibration
Aug 21, 2006 (6:33 am)
I just had new tires placed on my 2002 Ford Ranger, Goodyear 225/70/15 Republic Invader tires. It vibrated at high speeds with the old tires but they were worn anyway and needed replaced. The vibration continues with the new tires and the balance has been checked twice. I can feel it starting at about 50mph. It doesn't shake the steering side to side it seems more of an up and down sort of shake but it's hard to tell.