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#2698 of 2995 can't turn key in ignition
Jun 24, 2008 (6:59 am)
I have a 2003 Ranger XLT 2wd - new problem: sometimes I can't turn the key in the ignition - it's stuck until you jiggle the steering wheel. I don't want to wait until it gets permanently stuck off and needs to be drilled--- So, is there any alternative to taking it to a Ford Dealer to get the lock cylinder replaced ? I also don''t want to end up with 2 different keys - one for the ignition and one for the doors. This seems to be a Ford problem-same thing happend on my Villager and the dealer wanted $400 to fix it. Any ideas ?
#2699 of 2995 CABIN FILTER
Jul 05, 2008 (2:41 am)
Where is the cabin filter located in a 2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 extended cab and how diffilcult is it to change?
#2700 of 2995 Re: CABIN FILTER [jre56]
Jul 05, 2008 (6:41 am)
The what?? It's impossible to change - doesn't have one.
#2701 of 2995 04 2.3L battery light
Jul 06, 2008 (10:35 am)
Hello to all. New member today. I have an '04 2.3L Ranger. Basic model, 4 wheels and a seat! No a/c. 58K miles. Battery light came on. Indicator spot on battery showed red. Replaced battery. Had alt checked at Checkers, they said it was ok. Battery light on dashboard is still on. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
#2702 of 2995 2004 transmission fluid
Jul 22, 2008 (11:06 am)
What type of transmission fluid do i use in my 2004 ford ranger also is there a cabin air filter and where is it located?? thanks b.m.w.
#2703 of 2995 Re: 04 2.3L battery light [knotnoah]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:20 am)
Bad alternator, not charging the battery, which killed the first battery???
Should have checked this first, a bad battery usually does not turn the 'red light' on. This indicates the battery is not receiving a charge, not that it is bad.
#2704 of 2995 Re: 2004 transmission fluid [bigcat52]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:22 am)
-If you have the owner's manual, it will tell you. Off the top of my head, I don't know. There are several variations of tranny fluid, I would not guess about this. Find an owner's manual, or go to a shop with books that have this info. You don't want to put the wrong fluid in a tranny.
-No cabin filter on a Ranger, any year.
#2705 of 2995 Re: 2004 transmission fluid [bigcat52]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:31 am)
I suggest using synthetics through out your truck. Amsoil makes synthetics and excellent filters. Synthetics will reduce your fuel use and extend your drain intervals. Ranger does not have a cabin air filter. Maybe the new Ranger will have one.
#2706 of 2995 flooded ranger i mean under water flooded
Jul 24, 2008 (3:57 pm)
I lent my 1998 ford ranger 4x4 to a friend who sunk my truck in the river it was completely submerged for about an hour. we let it sit for 2 weeks or so to dry out before we attempted to start it. I drained the power steering fluid, oil and gas. it now starts okay but when i put any load on the engine it seems to bog right down and has no power. It is a 5 spd manual and i'm hearing what sounds like the flywheel or a throw-out bearing noise as soon as I start it. the odometer is not working neither is the speedometer. also when i put it into 4wh drive the indicator light on the dash fails to illuminate and the 4wheel drive does not engage, all the other indicator lights on the dash work. Any suggestions on where to sart with any of these issues. thanks oz
#2707 of 2995 Re: flooded ranger i mean under water flooded [ozzie3]
Jul 24, 2008 (4:19 pm)
It's a tribute to
Ford that the truck starts at all, but sadly, I think you're fighting a losing battle. The problems with this truck will be endless, and probably culminate in engine failure, and likely rear end and transmission failure as well. The electrical gremlins will never end. I'd trade it in on something else as soon as possible if it were me.