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#2567 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ranger Fuse#2 Blows when shifted into drive or reverse! [txrottie]
Sep 18, 2007 (4:51 pm)
My '01 Edge Ranger 4.0 L V6 with 63k miles also blows the #2 fuse - three 10 amp fuses in the last two weeks. Adjusting the fan speed seems to proceed the blown fuse. I'm looking for the causes now, so I'll be looking for shifting actions that proceed the blown fuse. For now, I only change the fan speed with the engine off. My hunch is the voltage regulator for the blower is the problem.
Besides the blower problem, my left blinker blinks rapidly, and the dash board light near the fuel gage is out. All of these electronic problems started over the last 6 months. Something definitely wrong with the electronics.
I'm taking the truck to the Ford dealership Thursday. Trying to narrow the problem down would require a few electronic gizmos I don't have. This is probably the last of my Ford Ranger as things are starting to fall apart. Too bad, the truck's in excellent condition.
#2568 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ranger Fuse#2 Blows when shifted into drive or reverse! [roadie409]
Sep 18, 2007 (6:43 pm)
You're not going to get rid of it for those little things , are you ? If so , let me know know what you are asking ! thx Brian in nvanc
#2569 of 2995 Re: trans or fuel problem. (hesitating and jerking when accelerating) [mpwb
Sep 22, 2007 (8:22 am)
I had a 454SS Chevy truck (less than 20K miles at the time) that did the hesitating and jerking thing during accelerating. Turned out to be the fuel pump.
#2570 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ranger Fuse#2 Blows when shifted into drive or reverse! [roadie409
Sep 22, 2007 (8:49 am)
Update to my repeated blown fuse #2. The fixes that were done to my truck are easy to do if you have time and a good area to work.
Problem #1: Fuse #2: Problem narrowed down to wires shorting out on the steering column leading from the Overdrive (O/D) button at the end of the shifter. Thanks to those on this and other reader boards that gave me that knowledge to relate to the Ford mechanics. Not sure how much that saved me but I'd of bet they would of replaced the blower before fixing the obvious. I remember the O/D light on the instrument panel going off and on at times. Shifting and bumpy roads would result in a blown #2 fuse. The blower not working was just a symptom.
Problem #2: The rapid blinking of the left blinker light was fixed by replacing the bulb.
Another problem the Ford dealership found was a faulty sensor in the driver's side female portion of the seat belt buckle resulting in the flashing air bag light. I had that replaced by a recall warranty years ago, but apparently it still had trouble.
Problem #3: No repaired. The dash board light near the fuel gauge would cost over $300 to replace the wire cluster.
I forgot to put the on/off switch to the truck's interior light on the repair list. The on/off switch is activated by opening and closing the doors. For some reason, my switch gets stuck and the interior light stays on.
It's interesting that all these electrical problems occurred within the last few months.
We'll see if the repairs worked.
#2571 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ranger Fuse#2 Blows when shifted into drive or reverse! [roadie409 [roadie409]
Sep 22, 2007 (1:34 pm)
"Fuse #2: Problem narrowed down to wires shorting out on the steering column leading from the Overdrive (O/D) button at the end of the shifter."
Ummm what exactly does this mean? wires shorting out on steering column leading from OD button at end of shifter to where?
#2572 of 2995 Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost
Jan 20, 2007 (1:05 am)
#2573 of 2995 Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost
Dec 01, 2006 (4:29 am)
Iím in desperate need of some repair advice on my 1994 Ford Ranger (4 cyl, 5 speed manual transmission, 160,000 miles on it). I was on the freeway driving to work (about 65 mph) and the truck just died. Iíd suspected I was going to need to have some transmission work done in the near future, but was caught off guard when it just coasted to a stop on the shoulder.
I had it towed to a Ford dealer that told me it was going to cost around $600 just to diagnose the problem. I asked how that could be possible and was told that due to the age of the truck it was going to be more difficult to diagnose than what a newer model would be. Obviously, the truck is not worth much more than $600 in running condition (blue book value), but considering that I canít really afford a new vehicle right now, I donít see where I have much choice but to try to have it fixed.
Can someone tell me if the dealer is even close to being reasonable in quoting $600 to diagnose the problem? This just seems outrageous to me. Thanks for any insight or help anyone can offer.
#2574 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [keneke57]
Dec 28, 2006 (5:08 pm)
first of all i must say is take it somewhere else!!! $600 is outragious.. just because it is older doesn't mean it should cost more.. never go to the dealer. if you feel like its a transmission problem goto a trans shop first. but NO it should not cost more than $100 to check.
#2575 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [keneke57]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:20 pm)
Ok let me get this straight, the engine just died and the truck coasted to a stop? Given the trucks age and the fact that it was running fine and just up and quit, I would be looking at a possible fuel concern. More pointedly I would be looking at my fuel pump. They have a habit of just up and quiting, but not usually while running. They usually get shut off like normal, and then wont start back up.
As for the charges to diagnose, most shops I know charge about $30 for the first half hour of diagnostics, and if they go over that, then they automatically charge a full hour at about $50-$75/hr. If you let that dealership work on your vehicle at those rates, then you need to be drug outback and shot.. LOL
#2576 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [njdevils7]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:05 am)
I just had a tranny diag done for $70 and an engine diag for $30