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#2538 of 2986 A/C failure
Aug 09, 2007 (10:05 am)
While I was recently focused on replacing my tailgate handle, my air conditioning died on my 2001 Ranger XLT 4.0L 2x4 with 94,000 miles. I was surprised by this, since it seems a bit early. Understandably Ford corporate didn't feel any need to help me out with the costs, but I've heard that Honda has helped out CR-V owners when their A/C compressors died at similar mileage.
It turned out that the air conditioning compressor clutch died. As a result, the shaft seal began to melt, so the dealer is replacing both of those, and as a result has to recharge the unit. Total cost just a bit less than $800.
I felt that the truck was due for something like this to happen given the mileage, and since it is under $1,000 I'm not too upset, but I am disappointed. I had hoped my suspicions would not be justified like this, since I believe the Ranger is pretty reliable.
#2539 of 2986 Re: A/C failure [david6]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:37 am)
" I was surprised by this, since it seems a bit early"
Why does it seem to be a bit early?
At 6 years and 100K miles I suspect that a lot more items will need replacing. It is the nature of things.
#2540 of 2986 Uneven wear on tires and rough steering
Aug 09, 2007 (2:15 pm)
My '95 Ranger has been giving me some trouble with wear on the inside edge of both my front tires. The steering is really stiff. I don't know if it needs an alignment adjustment for camber or if something else might be wrong. I don't think it's the bearings they seem to be intact. Anyone else have any ideas???
#2541 of 2986 Re: Uneven wear on tires and rough steering [rangerboy]
Aug 10, 2007 (8:40 am)
you need to have the caster, camber adjusted to stop the wear. i had the same problem i took it to an alighnment shop now both front tires wear evenly
#2542 of 2986 Re: Uneven wear on tires and rough steering [wookie1]
Aug 11, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I took it down to two separate shops and they both said my ball joints are shot! I've got to get new camber sleeves and tie rod ends too. In essence a complete overhaul on my front end. The cost is going to be $1,100!
#2543 of 2986 Re: No rear lights [maillotjaune17]
Aug 13, 2007 (6:05 pm)
did you get this resolved? I'm having the same problem and wanted to know how you fixed it. We changed bulbs, fuses and check wiring.
#2544 of 2986 Re: O/D fuse problem [eyball]
Aug 13, 2007 (6:17 pm)
same problem, did/how you resolve it?
#2545 of 2986 Re: ABS Light and Hard Shifting Transmission [bak99]
Aug 13, 2007 (7:47 pm)
I had this exact problem (abs light on and hard shifting in second) with my 2000 ranger and the speed sensor replacement worked like a charm! I know this post is 2 years old but wanted to express my sincere gratitude! Thank you!!!!
#2546 of 2986 Uneven Wear On Tires Update
Aug 15, 2007 (6:55 am)
I took it down to Midas and they told me it was the steering gear and bearings needed to be replaced for $750. Someone is off base here I wonder who???
#2547 of 2986 96 Ford Ranger Battery Not Charging While Running
Aug 15, 2007 (6:34 pm)
My truck battery will not charge after I start the car. I removed the alternator and took to Pep Boys who tested and said was fine. I can charge manually with a battery charger and drive as long as the battery charge lasts. I am not sure what else it could be, please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Oh I also tried with a new battery and still this battery would not hold a charge.