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Jun 06, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I have a 85 Ranger 4x4 it will run for 5-10 miles then shut down but will restart after 45 seconds and run for 5-10 miles then do it all over again any ideas what it could be
#2935 of 2995 Re: shutting down [gunnyfreeway]
Jun 06, 2011 (9:03 pm)
change the gas filter it's clogging up. i had an 84 that done the exact same thing.
#2937 of 2995 Re: Question about thermostat-related part [therealjab]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:09 pm)
Looks to me like it's a very complicated Thermostat Housing.
#2938 of 2995 Re: Question about thermostat-related part [therealjab]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:19 pm)
it's a thermostat bypass tube it is designed to allow anti-freeze or water to circulate while the engine warms up.
#2939 of 2995 95 Ranger died on highway
Sep 22, 2011 (10:44 am)
I had to slow down for an accident on the side of the highway; when I tried to accelerate, the engine revved up but the car did not accelerate. I pulled over and turned the engine off. It started but died soon after. Now the engine wont even turn. Fuel pressure, engine temp, and everything else I checked was fine. Any ideas on what the problem is?? Possibly a piston not firing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2940 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger clunk noise after startup [rangeral]
Oct 12, 2011 (7:15 pm)
Is your A/C being left on when you shut the truck off or being turned on as soon as you start it up? I had the same sound and spoke to a friend of mine who drives an F-450. He says it's A/C related and it doesn't happen if your a/c is off before startup. I tested it and the sound went away for me.
#2941 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger clunk noise after startup [texas_05]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:27 am)
That's exactly it. For some reason, the A/C compressor creates a clunk noise that transfers to the interior. Drove me and my mechanic a bit crazy. Still not sure exactly how the noise is produced as it sounds more like a driveline clunk than anything else. A/C works fine so I'll attribute it to a characteristic of Ford compressors. Thanks for the reply Texas 05. Nice to know I'm not crazy.
#2942 of 2995 My 2000 Ranger keeps misfiring!!! HELP
Nov 08, 2011 (3:17 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 4.0 liter.. It keeps misfiring, and bank 1 and bank 2 lean. I changed all 6 plugs, wires, and the coil pack. Afterwards it seemed better, but wasn't fixed. Check Engline light is back on. Before, OBD said cylinder 4 and 6 were misfiring and now it's cylinder 1. The o2 sensor underneath on my tailpipe was recently changed. I hooked up a gauge showing fuel pressure and it read 72psi.. It's supposed to be between 54-62.. Would this cause it to run bad and misfire?? I need help, next step is to take it to the dearlership and I want to avoid that If I can..
#2943 of 2995 Re: My 2000 Ranger keeps misfiring!!! HELP [phillies24]
Nov 08, 2011 (8:29 pm)
Ok, my experience is with a 94 4Liter. And I think you have a completely different motor, it changed about 1999 or so.
But on mine, the intake loosened up. It started using a lot of oil all at once. It went from using less than a quart in a 4,000 mile chance cycle, to one morning turning on the 'Low Oil' light, and it was about 1 1/2 quart low. I read about the loose bolts, so I went over the intake tightening it down. Started in the center, then back and forth, toward both end. And several were loose, and all needed some tightening.
This solved my oil usage problem instantly.
It had 8 or 9mm bolt heads, and I used a 1/4 inch drive with a flex drive.
Just something you might check. On mine the loose intake allowed an oil passage have oil pulled into the intake. On yours, it might be allowing an air leak into the intake, making it run lean. Also look at all the rubber hoses. A leak in any one might make it run lean. Look also at the large rubber, or plastic hose the pulls air from the air filter into the intake. A leak here sure would make it run lean.