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#2421 of 2986 Horn Problems ford ranger 4.0 1999
Jan 09, 2007 (2:57 pm)
so my ranger has been actin up lately since i replaced a couple of lights in the steering wheel and had to take off the air bag in order to connect them back up...now the horn doesnt work when u hit the steering wheel like it should. if i use the remote and hit the panic button it'll still go off so i know that it isnt a problem w/ the horn itself, and i checked the fuses and they all look fine. please let me know cuz im puzzled by this one. any suggestions?????
#2422 of 2986 Rough idle 07 4cyl.
Jan 09, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Have a 07 4 cyl with automatic. Engine is very rough at idle. Shakes, vibrates steering wheel. When idle speeded up 50 rpm, smooths out. Checked against another 07 that was smoother at idle. Dealer says its rough but that it is normal for this vehicle. Dealer says no way to adjust idle, computer controlled. Ford customer relations says dealer says its ok so there is no problem and nothing to adjust, fix. Am I stuck with a vibrating Ranger?
#2423 of 2986 Intermitten power loss
Jan 14, 2007 (3:56 pm)
I have a 1990 ranger with a 4-cylinder. recently it has been running rough. it will run fine for about 10 to 15 mins then will lose power, kindo of feels like it loses a cylinder or something and just runs rough. sometimes after driving like this for a little while (15-20 mins) power will be restored and runs fine again. Now the truck wont start. it started fine and idled alright then it lost power and it died and wont start again. any ideas on what the problem is and how i can fix it?
#2424 of 2986 Re: Intermitten power loss [sampson454]
Jan 15, 2007 (5:07 am)
it might be a weak plug or wire,a rough idle is not normal! look at the throttle most of them will have a small screw agains't the metal where it stops and they do have an adjustment but sometimes there is a small plug that covers the adjustment screw, and most use a torques bit or hex bit. dealers want to charge for information thats why they don't tell you anything
#2425 of 2986 Re: Rough idle 07 4cyl. [redbus]
Jan 16, 2007 (10:24 am)
I would take it to another dealer that is more apt to work with you on it.
#2426 of 2986 2000 Ford Ranger axle shafts
Jan 16, 2007 (10:37 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger, and have exhuasted pretty much all my resources to find out if my truck has 31 spline or 28 spline axle shafts. I have the 8.8 rear diff, with 4.10 gears. If I had to assume, I would assume I have 31 spline axles, but some of the info I have found does list 28 spline axles for the 8.8 rearend. Does anyone have a sure fire way of getting my axle spline count without pulling the diff cover to check? The reason I am askin is because I have an open diff, and I want to install a detroit locker, but need the spline count. I dont want to waste money on a new gasket, just to get a spline count if I dont have to. I even went through the workshop manual on Fords website and it isnt even definitive about this.
I should add. I have 3.0L Flex w/5-spd man. Off-road package with torsion bar front suspension, and 2" factory lift. P245/75R16 tires from factory replaced with LT245/75R16's. This is the trail head package, so I have the same setup as the 4x4's, but without the front axle, transfer case, or limited slip rear diff.
#2427 of 2986 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger axle shafts [fordtech]
Jan 16, 2007 (3:52 pm)
Ok I got the info I needed. I hadn't thought to talk to the parts guy and see if he had the info I wanted.. LOL
#2428 of 2986 Re: 2001 ranger has some chattering when accelerating [montess2k4]
Jan 19, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I have the same problem...mine chatters mainly between 40-45 mph. I ran premium fuel and it took the chattering noise away but I still feel the vibration in the gas petal. I have no idea what else to try. The vibration is just as annoying as the chattering. Suggestions??
#2429 of 2986 Vehicle Information when POSTING!!
Jan 19, 2007 (8:27 pm)
People, please include Year, Model (ie XL,XLT, 2wd, 4wd, man.trans, auto trans)as well as Engine size. All of this informatin is RELEVANT to helping you guys fix any concerns you have, or atleast give you, and us, an idea of what to look for.
This would be greatly appreciated by us, and you, should we be able to poinpoint the system causing the concern. Atleast then we can also identify a possible fix for the concern.
#2430 of 2986 Re: 2001 ranger has some chattering when accelerating [montess2k4]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:45 am)
my overdrive shuts off on my 98 ranger splash once I hit 50 or 60 mph. i had diag done and am told that I need a new torque converter, tcc solenoid, trans wiring harness and filter and pan gasket....ouch for around a grand....