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#2675 of 2986 Re: 1996 Ranger will not turn off [sb11469]
Apr 14, 2008 (9:19 am)
This is a great post. This just happened to my 95 Ranger the other day. I replaced the cylinder lock with a new cylinder lock & key but it still won't shut the ignition off. I replaced it because the old ignition core (cylinder) was broke and allowed the key to be turned all the way around but when lucky if caught just right it would shut the truck off!
There is a wire harness with four wires, one wire is connected to the ignition core (via a metal clip) I am told that this wire is for the chimes when you turn the ignition on? The other three are connected to a plastic ring behind the steering wheel which I believe is for the air bag. The harness is still avaiable from Ford for $133.00 bucks. I have the part #.
Could it be the device that locks the steering wheel?? Please help I too have to disconnect the battery and am getting very tired of it. I want my truck back
Thanks for any help.
#2676 of 2986 Re: 1996 Ranger will not turn off [wookie1]
Apr 14, 2008 (9:23 am)
Check out my other post. Could that switch be stuck on not allowing the ignition to turn off when the key is in the off position?
I too have put a new cylinder lock and key in my 95 Ranger but it won't shut off.
Apr 20, 2008 (4:39 pm)
My 94 ford ranger xlt 3.0 2wd 5spd makes a loud click in the fender mounted relay when trying to start engine. batt is good cables tight and clean. does not engage starter at all, just the relay on the fender clicks, is the relay supposed to be grounded to the fender? as the mounting screws are loose. the batt cable is tight at the starter solenoid.With the headlights on when I put the key in the start position and hold it on start it does not dim the lights,
any ideas as to my problem?
Help will sure be welcome and appreciated!
Thx, Bob in NC
#2678 of 2986 Re: astroed [astroed]
Apr 21, 2008 (10:05 am)
I would say the realy needs to be grounded to the inner fender..Yes! Make sure you have a good clean aera to ground to. You might want to consider replacing the relay if the above doesn't work.
#2679 of 2986 Ignitition won't turn off.
Apr 21, 2008 (10:06 am)
#2680 of 2986 Ignition Won't turn off.
Apr 21, 2008 (10:07 am)
1995 Ford Ranger 2.3. Replaced cylinder lock but iginition doesn't turn off when key is in off position.
Please help tired of disconnecting the battery:)
#2681 of 2986 brakes or axle bearings? not sure need help please!!
Apr 25, 2008 (9:20 pm)
well i got the truck about 5 month's ago, at first the break's started to lock up every once in awhile then their was a noise that started coming from the left front tire.it sounded like something was stuck in my tire like a swishing sound.so i replaced the breaks,outer bearings,calipers rotors were in good shape.well it helped for about 3 days then all started again but now my abs light is on and my tire shakes a little bit and when i put my truck in 4 wheel drive you can here a bad noise coming from that tire but 4 wheel drive works.can someone please help me out!!
May 01, 2008 (9:18 pm)
I have a 2002 Ranger XLT 2.3, 2wd, manual trans. that threw a code that shows its the IMRC stuck open. I have called 2-3 dealerships and everyone sounds very surprised that this has happened, so surprised that even the dealerships have to order the part in to replace it. Does anybody else have experience with the IMRC? Chilton and Hayes Manuals are useless on this topic, and dont even have a picture to go by. Any suggestions?
#2683 of 2986 Re: IMRC [traci1962]
May 03, 2008 (1:48 am)
I don't have a clue, but google 'ranger imrc' and you will get several links. With some reading, you should have a better idea about what this pertains to.
Seems like you have 2 sets of intake runners to each cylinder, controled by some kind of valve. And this valve is not opening correctly.