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#2352 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ford Ranger ABS light illuminated [dbmhawaii]
Sep 22, 2006 (10:12 pm)
Your ABS control box may be dead??? My dad had his go out in his 92 4X4 and it had to be replaced. Same issues... ie. ABS light on all the time. Breaks work fine. Still, the ABS does not and you won't know it until you have to slam on the brakes. I think it was around $300 for some one to stick a new one in for him? Not cheap, but you want to get your ABS fixed... IMO.
#2353 of 2995 Re: 97 Ranger transmission problems [wookie1]
Sep 22, 2006 (11:36 pm)
The sensor drives the ABS and cruise control. Your problem may be this sensor, or some other part of the ABS, as the other poster also said.
You might should pay the money and have the ABS error code/s read. If the ABS light is flashing, I would think there should be some codes being set. Reading the ABS codes is not as simple as reading out the 'check engine codes'. I think this system even has a plug separate from the plug where you plug in to get the check engine codes.
So, either take the vehicle to a good mechanic, one that knows how to work on ABS brake system (which is much more complicated than non-ABS), or throw parts at the problem, such as the sensor in the differential or the ABS control box......
#2354 of 2995 Re: 97 Ranger transmission problems [bolivar]
Sep 23, 2006 (2:57 am)
it's not my ABS light flashing, it was the O/D light but it's not flashing anymore and my truck does not have cruise control my problems are in the transmission as i stated in my origonal post, not brake problems
#2355 of 2995 Re: 97 Ranger transmission problems [wookie1]
Sep 23, 2006 (3:31 am)
several years ago i had a garage in indiana i was a first class mechanic and never shortcut anything, and had been working on vehicles for more than 30 years and i also rebuilt transmissions then i became disabled and lost track of the new computerized vehicles. so i am not entirly stupid about cars and trucks. with help from one of my neighbors with the heavy work i rebuilt the engine in mt 97 ranger. the head is from a 93 i had to seal up a water port under the intake but it works fine.
#2356 of 2995 Re: 97 Ranger transmission problems [wookie1]
Sep 23, 2006 (7:05 am)
i will try to explain the problem once again!
with the O/D switch off i have forward gears and it shifts fine, but in reverse it will not move or slips badly--- with O/D switch on it will not move in drive or reverse i can pull the shift lever in 2nd it will move, it was an instant problem. the O/D light was flashing at one time but is not flashing at all now.! can any one tell me if the sensor on the drivers side of the transmission cause this problem? any help would be greatly apriciated!!!
#2357 of 2995 Re: Pinging [bmonette8385]
Sep 23, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I had the same on my 2000 B2500 Mazda(same truck) it kept pinging like you describe from ~80K to 128K when it was always pinging and then threw a CEL and shook like a wet dog, #3 cylinder was bad so new engine went in. It's been good now for 12K in 12 months, of course I also got a new vehicle at the same time so the B2500 doesn't get as many miles anymore (did another 26K on the new jeep and another couple on the wifes car on weekend getaways).
That and a tranny solenoid are the only issues in 140k.
BTW, I change oil and used synthetic 5-30 every 2500 miles since day one. I never expected a lower end problem! I figured it was the upper end at first....
#2358 of 2995 Re: oil pressure problem [rwl1953]
Sep 24, 2006 (12:44 pm)
i believe the first thing i would do is change the oil filter just to make sure you have good circulation before i go to extreams, there has been times i have had to change even new filters because they were defective.
#2359 of 2995 '94 Ranger fuel pump shut off switch?
Sep 24, 2006 (2:56 pm)
Where is the inertia switch (fuel pump shut off) on a '94 Ranger with a 3.0 liter V-6. The Ranger was in a collision and I believe this has been tripped so that the vehicle doesn't want to start. I heard it was under the kick panel on the passenger side so I pulled that off and haven't been able to find it.
#2360 of 2995 Re: 97 Ranger transmission problems [wookie1]
Sep 24, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I just scanned through all of the posts for the last year to find out about a pinging problem with my 3.0L. This site has answered a lot of questions, so I guess I should give something back. Anyway, I came across post 2285 (RE: Tranny Problems) that you might want to look at. I couldn’t find the original. Hope this helps.
#2361 of 2995 Re: '94 Ranger fuel pump shut off switch? [rangerboy]
Sep 25, 2006 (12:23 am)
It's behind the upper edge of the carpet, on passenger side, but near the 'tunnel'. There should be a button to push to reset.