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#2400 of 2995 Known problem
Nov 24, 2006 (7:57 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger; 101+k miles. Last week while driving down the road, I felt a severe banging and jerking under the vehicle, so I had it towed. The mechanic installed a new power steering pump and some seals. I still get some funny noise and pulsing (similar to the original experience, but less severe), predominately from the front right side of the vehicle. It happens seemingly randomly; comes and goes. The brake peddle pulses if I press on it while this is occuring. If this behavior is not occuring, then the braking is fine.
#2401 of 2995 Re: 4X4 Problem [fishracing3]
Dec 04, 2006 (2:16 am)
are you trying to drive on dry on dry ground
#2402 of 2995 Re: Speed [ramzey28]
Dec 04, 2006 (2:21 am)
it is a saftey feature on late model rangers for some reason
#2403 of 2995 Brakes going mushy prior to complete stop
Dec 07, 2006 (7:59 pm)
I have a 2001 XLT 4x4 off road version. Lately the brakes have been acting up. If I am coming to a stop while turning hard left the brakes seem to go mushy for the last few feet. Almost seems as if the ABS has been activated. Only happens just prior to stopping so the speed is quite low but if there were an object in front of me at the time, I'm sure I would hit it. I had the brakes re-done about a year ago (new rotors, pads and shoes) by the corner garage. Seemed to work good till just recently. Anyone know what's up with this situation?
#2404 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [03rangersteve]
Dec 09, 2006 (1:49 pm)
I just got the front ball joint issue diagnosed on my 01 today. The squeeking is pretty much an annoyance at this point but the shop wanted nearly $1000 for parts and labor to replace both upper and lower ball joints on both sides. I think this is one of those jobs I am going to do myself and make sure I use the joints with the zirc fittings on them.
#2405 of 2995 Re: Brakes going mushy prior to complete stop [tukeanu]
Dec 09, 2006 (5:00 pm)
See my message # 2387, after much screwing around by two garages
1. New Master cylinder, no charge, no diagnosis ($519.00)
2. New ABS unit , no charge, no diagnosis ($679.00)
3. Forced to go to Ford dealership (against my better judgment)found to be the left front sensor in wheel hub assy.
Sensor can't be replace alone...new wheel hub assy $650.00.
Problem solved so far.
Your symptoms sound very similiar to mine.
Let me know and good luck,
#2406 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [mrjones944]
Dec 09, 2006 (5:14 pm)
when they get a little mushy does your brake pedle kick back a little? i had a problem close to what you are describing it turned out to be a bad front axel bearing causing the brake rotor to bind and made my brakes mushy but not all the time. hope this helps
#2407 of 2995 Re: Ranger oil pressure sensor [kcroumlich]
Dec 22, 2006 (6:33 am)
I have been having this same problem on my '99 Mazda B3000...the oil pressure guage doesn't work until the engine is warmed up....and the check engine light stays on until the guage begins working....I haven't looked that closely, but am sure it's just a problem with the oil sensor.....Did you find out where they are located?....Thanks....tekman88yahoo.com
#2408 of 2995 Engine cranks but doesn't fire (intermittent problem)
Dec 28, 2006 (8:43 am)
I own a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab (55K miles) with a four cylinder manual (5sp) tranny. This problem started about 2 months ago. Every 10 days to 2 weeks after the truck has sat a day or more, I'll try to start it - the engine will crank but it won't turn over. This last time I noticed that when I stopped cranking, the Check Engine light came on. The weird thing is that if I leave it alone for 1 - 3 hours, it'll start up normally & run fine again for about a week or two and then the same thing happens on a cold start. The battery is relatively new. I had the IAC valve replaced on it about a year ago but those problem symptoms were different. My mechanic couldn't replicate this problem so he was unable to diagnose it.
Any thoughts or ideas as to where the problem(s) may lie are welcome! Thanks!
#2409 of 2995 Re: Engine cranks but doesn't fire (intermittent problem) [ilsupercab]
Dec 28, 2006 (4:50 pm)
sounds like the fuel pressure is bleeding off after it sets a while, when you let it set a few days again there is a valve toward the front of the fuel rail it has a stem inside just like a stem on a wheel push it in and see if it has any pressure in the fuel system, if it doesn't then it is bleeding off pressure and has to pump fuel back up to the rail. and it will have some air in the line causing it to be harder to start. hope this helps