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#2774 of 2986 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 2002
Jun 24, 2009 (7:34 pm)
I am wondering what is going on with my cruise control... It just stopped working...
I last used it about 6 months ago and I tried to use it recently and it just wont turn on. It used to work and there arent any other problems with the truck...I checked all fuses and they all seem to be working fine.I heard about this recall, could it be related to this??? I need some help thanks
#2775 of 2986 95 Ranger doesn't start
Jul 02, 2009 (8:56 pm)
My truck ran and started fine all day. I have noticed that my positive cable will corrode lately and I've cleaned it dilligently. Well, tonight when I took my wife to the tanning shop it wouldn't start when we were ready to leave. All it does is click once. I cleaned the battery cable ends and posts. The battery is new. I messed with all the relays in the power distribution box and still nothing. I had a buddy come over and we tried arcing across the solonoid, but still nothing. When I keep turning the key over and trying to start it the locks will engage and disengage??? Is this something to do with the anti theft? Where is the anti theft relay?
#2776 of 2986 Re: 95 Ranger doesn't start [rangerboy]
Jul 04, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I started out the negative cable needed a new connector. Then I swapped all the relays around in the power distribution box. Still nothing. Guy at the Autozone said there might be some more relays underneath the dash. I found them and swapped them around and got nothing! I got to looking at the starter relay and figured it would be easy to change so I changed it. The truck still wouldn't start. I found my remote and changed the batteries to try and mess with the alarm system. I would hit the panic button and lock and unlock the doors. Next, I decided that I would tackle the starter since there is nothing open this weekend. Well, I finally got it off and had it tested. It failed! I put the new starter in and it fired right up!
Jul 12, 2009 (6:53 pm)
My truck wont start I have a 96 ford ranger 2.3 i try to start all I get is clicking..Some times i get lucky and it will start. I replaced starter and starter solenoid but still wont start> even tryed bypassing the clutch saftey switch and no start. Wierd Plz help.
#2778 of 2986 Re: 96 ranger clicking, won't start, but not the battery!! [warpup]
Jul 12, 2009 (6:58 pm)
I have the same problem..i replaced the solenoid and starter and i just get a clicking noise. If u find out the problem let me know plz
#2779 of 2986 Re: 96 ranger clicking, won't start, but not the battery!! [jdizzle22420]
Jul 13, 2009 (2:41 am)
Bad battery or cables. Corrosion inside rubber insulation of the cables.
#2780 of 2986 No fuel pressure (intermitant)
Jul 17, 2009 (10:11 pm)
My '93 3.0 liter has intermitant fuel pump failure. This has gone from every few months to a few times weekly. Originally it was only at start up (would fire but immediately shut down and not fire again) then it started shutting down sometimes at idle and now it may shut down anytime while driving. This happens if the engine is hot or cold and if weather/humidity is wet or dry. letting the truck sit will cause the problem to go away but this has gone from a few minutes to hours to days.
I have changed the fuel filter, swapped relays and finally changed the fuel pump,but the trouble remains.
I now believe the problem is in the power distribution box. If the contacts are dirty/corroded or loose changing/swapping the relays won't solve the trouble. Also could be a poor ground to the box.
I'm going to try cleaning the contacts with electrical contact cleaner and oxy-acetylene torch tip cleaners. I will post if this solves the problem.
If any one knows/has any other ideas of possible solutions or problem areas please reply. This seems to be a fairly common problem. Thanks and get dirty.
#2781 of 2986 Re: No fuel pressure (intermitant) [dirtyhands67]
Jul 17, 2009 (10:13 pm)
And buy new relay/s? Swapping might not work if all of them have a problem.
#2782 of 2986 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Speedometer Not Working [bruce24]
Jul 27, 2009 (5:48 pm)
I have a similar problem with my Ford Ranger 2000. The odometer stopped working, the windows won't open, and the windshield wipers won't turn on. Did you figure out your problem? Any advise? Thanks.
#2783 of 2986 2004 RANGER XLT SUPERCAB (4.0 W/AUTO)
Aug 15, 2009 (12:17 pm)
I HAVE A '04 RANGER XLT SUPERCAB THAT HAS A BAD VIBRATION AT BETWEEN THE SPEEDS OF SAY 55-80 MPH. I HAVE JUST PUT NEW TIRES ON THE TRUCK AND HAD IT BALANCED TWICE. I DO HAVE THE SINGLE PIECE DRIVE SHAFT AND NOTHING UNDERNEATH SEEMS TO BE LOOSE. I DO HAVE A SLIGHT LEAN TO THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE TRUCK BUT I DON'T THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE VIBRATIONS. I ALSO TOOK THE TRUCK TO NTB HERE RECENTLY AND THEY INPESCTED THE SHOCKS AND SAID THEY SEEM TO BE OK. SOMETIMES THE VIBRATIONS SEEM TO BE LIKE A SHOCK STARTING TO GO BAD AND HOPS FROM TIME TO TIME. LIKE IS SAID IT SEEMS LIKE THIS BUT I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THIS VIBRATION COULD BE. THE TRUCK ONLY HAS 24,000 MILES ON IT RIGHT NOW. I RECENTLY BOUGHT IT FROM AN ELDERLY MAN.