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#2870 of 2991 2000 Ford Ranger Transmission Problem?
Aug 13, 2010 (9:04 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD V6 3.0 extended cab with 92000 miles on it. The other day my ABS, O/D, and check engine light came on, and my speedometer and odometer stopped working. In addition, the transmission would take a long time to shift out of first. But, when it did shift, it was very hard. So I log onto the internet and researched the issue. All of the information that I saw pointed to the ABS Speed Sensor that mounts on the top of the rear differential. I replaced the sensor and all of the light went out. I thought I was in business, but all was not well. Since replacing the sensor, the odometer started working, but the speedometer is not working and the transmission is still shifting hard from 1st to 2nd, if it shifts at all. Can someone help?
#2871 of 2991 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration
Aug 14, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I have a '95 Ford Ranger STX 4.0 V6 5-speed standard. It has been stumbling and running real rough lately. It has approximately 325,000 miles on it and shows 317,000 miles. The odometer has also stuck lately. It had a check engine light on for quite a while. When I had it checked for codes it said there was a problem with the EGR and two cylinders misfiring. Well, I replaced the EGR valve, EGR pressure sensor, and the EGR solenoid. I took the EGR tube off and soaked the inside with PB Blaster overnight. I also took a small screwdriver and cleaned inside where the EGR tube connects to the manifold. I also cleaned the rubber hoses that connect the EGR pressure sensor to the EGR tube. There are some hard plastic hoses that connect the EGR solenoid, but I don't think anything is wrong with these and don't know what to do to clean them anyhow. The check engine light is off now and the truck runs a lot better, but has been stumbling at take off and it is eating gas like crazy. Piss poor mileage. I have cleaned the throttle body, replaced the throttle body position sensor, replaced the mass air flow sensor, new air filter, replaced fuel filter, and I don't think I have any vacuum leaks. The ABS light is on and I've been told that this might be the rear ABS sensor. The ones they have at Autozone, Advanced Auto, Napa, and Oreilly are remanufactured and don't work on my truck. They have a big black housing and mine has a thin metal connector. Also, the truck squeals at start and will chirp occasionally when it is running. I'm at a loss I need to figure this out before I go broke trying to keep fuel in this sucker.
#2872 of 2991 Re: 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration [rangerboy]
Aug 14, 2010 (3:41 pm)
try running a new ground wire from the engine to the fire wall also start it up when it's dark look at the plug wires and coil to see if they are arking. the aqueel is probably a worn out belt sometimes a chirp is an idler pully.
#2873 of 2991 Re: 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration [wookie1]
Aug 14, 2010 (3:44 pm)
sorry my keyboard is starting to go bad had to log on to my other computer the (squeal) is probably the belt going bad.
#2874 of 2991 95 Ranger stumbling response to wookie1
Aug 14, 2010 (5:07 pm)
Run a ground wire from where on the engine to the firewall. From the starter maybe? I noticed this ground off the starter sits near the rear seal that has been leaking slightly. I put some stuff in to help the seals come back hope it works. I noticed the ground from the starter had some oil leaking on it slightly and cleaned it up.
Well, I also took the EGR valve off and sprayed throttle body cleaner in it. I sprayed it in the top port and it wouldn't run out. I think this means that the valve is sticking right? Any way I told Advanced Auto to get me another one and it should be here in the morning. I cleaned the EGR valve the best I could. Then I cleaned the tube that goes to the throttle body from the EGR valve. After that I cleaned the MAF sensor with some cleaner and took the air cleaner out and shook it out. It seemed to run better after this. I also cleaned the IAC too. I'm thinking about taking the whole EGR tube off and everything and cleaning it again. Also, probably going to hit the throttle body again. I have this feeling like I loosened stuff up and it sucked it up through the system and plugged other areas.
#2875 of 2991 Re: 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration [rangerboy]
Aug 14, 2010 (5:51 pm)
Well you have a 15 year old truck with 325k on the running gear? Maybe it's time to get a new vehicle.
#2876 of 2991 Re: 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration [redbus]
Aug 14, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Well, true it doesn't owe me much that's for sure! It is nice not having a truck payment though. ) I'm still pretty partial to her too.
I went and got the OBD check at Advanced Auto and got these codes P1443 Emissions Control and P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire. So I think this tells me it could still be the same problem with the EGR? It could be the catalytic converter maybe. I can't crossreference the P1443 code, but I've seen the P0303 code before. Any other thoughts?
#2877 of 2991 Re: 95 Ford Ranger stumbles during acceleration [rangerboy]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Aug 14, 2010 (8:14 pm)
You may also want to get a compression check on cylinder 3 - that could be causing the emissions issues as well as the misfire code.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#2878 of 2991 85 Ranger with 2.0 won't start/turns over
Aug 15, 2010 (6:58 am)
I've changed the rotor, cap, spark wires, ignition module, and coil. still not firing?
#2879 of 2991 Re: 85 Ranger with 2.0 won't start/turns over [bill294]
Aug 15, 2010 (7:27 am)
Check the pick up inside the distributor. Also verify that you have 12 volts coming from the switch wire to the ignition. Good luck.