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#2315 of 2986 2001 Ford Ranger ABS light illuminated
Aug 21, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Aloha. My 2001 Ranger ABS light came on last week. It stayed on for about 5 miles and then when I turned the engine off and restarted it, it was off and stayed off...for about 8-10 miles, but then it came on and has stayed on ever since. The brakes seem to be working normally. A friend of mine took the truck's wheel off to visually check the brakes and he said that they looked OK. I called a repair shop and they said that I needed to take it to a dealer. Is this something that I should be concerned about? I do like the idea of having a braking capability when I drive.
#2316 of 2986 Re: 2001 Ford Ranger ABS light illuminated [dbmhawaii]
Aug 21, 2006 (9:02 pm)
On older models with 2-wheel ABS, the light could come on when the brake fluid was low. Usually only when the brake was pushed.
In any case, check your fluid level.
ABS is complicated, requires different procedures to even 'pull the codes', etc. That probably why the shop did not want to work on it.
#2317 of 2986 Re: 2001 Ford Ranger ABS light illuminated [bolivar]
Aug 21, 2006 (10:32 pm)
The first thing I did was check the fluid level and it was filled. The day before the light came on, I was pulling a trailer with a full 150 gal sprayer on some pretty rough uneven pot-holed roads (out here in lava land), so I thought maybe some indicator wire was jarred loose. I really hate to take the thing to the dealer because my wallet will more than likely go into shock.....but I also need to get my car fixed. The ABS light is illuminated all the time now...whether I am braking or not.
#2318 of 2986 2001 ford ranger
Aug 24, 2006 (8:29 pm)
when I drive my truck for an hr or so it wont start right away...it needs 5 min or so to start again...VERY ANNOYING!
#2319 of 2986 Re: 2001 ford ranger [labdog172]
Aug 25, 2006 (7:53 am)
Check your relays!
#2320 of 2986 clunking noise when shifting
Aug 25, 2006 (12:48 pm)
have an 03 rang(4x4 4.0L v6) and it makes a sort of clunking noise when i shift, mainly from 1st to 2nd. it only has 28k miles on it so i find it hard to believe the clutch is going already. just wanted to know if anyone else experienced this problem or knows the fix.
#2321 of 2986 Fuel filter problem....
Aug 26, 2006 (10:46 pm)
i am trying to change the fuel filter on my 2001 ranger. i think i have bought every fuel line dissconnet made and i still can not get the filter off. the end that faces the engine has too small of a neck to put a tool on. anyone else have this problem? i think the tool sizes for that are 5/15 and 3/8? i will greatly appreciate any help! thanks!!!
#2322 of 2986 Re: Fuel filter problem.... [montess2k4]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:32 am)
It takes a special tool to get inside the housing. It sounds like you might have got one already. You got to work at it pretty hard to get it off of there if it's like my 1995 Ranger. Should be a metal housing on the side facing the engine right?
#2323 of 2986 Re: Fuel filter problem.... [rangerboy]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:20 am)
i think the all the housings are pastic with colored clips inside them. the tool is supposed to slip in there and release the clips so you can pull it off. the one closest to the engine there is no way you can slip a tool to release that one. from the edge of the filter to the edge of the plastic housing there is like 1/4 inch to work w/. it doesn't seem like it should be this hard. please help if you can. thanks
#2324 of 2986 Re: Fuel filter problem.... [montess2k4]
Aug 28, 2006 (9:05 am)
I know it's a bear to get if off of there! The one toward the fuel tank has a clip that is plastic that I just used a pair of pliers to get it off with. The side toward the engine also has a keeper that is u-shaped and metal I believe. You got to get that off of there before you can work the special tool in the housing. I think I just used a flat head screwdriver and pliers on it. My filter is inside a grooved holder that holds it in place. I think I got it loose before I got the connection toward the engine removed I don't remember. I have a special tool with a rubber band that I slipped into the connection toward the engine and really slammed it into that housing repeatedly. I actually thought it broke when it finally released! I'm guessing the filters haven't changed much over the years but I might be wrong. Mine is metal and pretty good sized. I hope this helps.