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#1 of 257 DOME LITE STAYS ON
Apr 04, 2006 (1:05 pm)
My dome lite stays on when my 1997 Ford Ranger is started and the cabin temperature is higher than the outside temp. Spraying chemicals in the door latch is not a fix.
#2 of 257 same problem but w/ solution
May 23, 2006 (10:03 am)
I have a 98 ranger that does the same thing every once in a while. usually once winter hits and there's the warm spell it happens. but i used to take it in all the time and they'd end up replacing the damn thing. but i read on other message boards to spray WD40 in the door latch to clean out the censor and it will fix it.
#3 of 257 Re: DOME LITE STAYS ON [grapp]
May 23, 2006 (11:59 pm)
Take the door panels off and spray the switch directly, or replace the switch. Do both doors.
#4 of 257 FORD RANGER 1992 electrical short ADVICE
Jun 11, 2006 (12:11 pm)
#5 of 257 FORD RANGER 1992 electrical short ADVICE
Apr 24, 2006 (2:00 pm)
1992 Ford Ranger, about 209,000 miles on it. It runs.
Ok, I have some type of electrical short somewhere. I try to crank the engine and sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn't. If it does not start, I keep trying it will start after a couple trys. The air conditoning system is not working ever. Had the compressor checked and it is fine, mechanic said electrical problem...and these two things are related.
Ordered a shop manual CD for it, but was wondering if someone had any ideas on what to check? I can drive it, but it is so freaking hot here now. Plus on a budget, ...
#6 of 257 Re: FORD RANGER 1992 electrical short ADVICE [sweet1plum2000]
Apr 27, 2006 (11:10 pm)
I assume you're saying sometimes when you turn the key, there's no engine cranking sound, it's just dead. Could be the starter motor -- sometimes oil film builds up on the commutator brushes in the starter, effectively insulating them from the commutator and thus intermittently preventing them from making contact.
However if the AC compressor problem is indeed related (both problems surfaced at the same time?) then it is not the starter and just a bad wiring contact problem somewhere. Shop manuals would indeed be invaluable for tracking this down.
#7 of 257 Re: FORD RANGER 1992 electrical short ADVICE [landdriver]
Apr 28, 2006 (7:00 am)
Correct. Everything started happening at the same time after the spark plugs were changed out. Electrical problem started then and effects:
1. Tacho Meter does not work
2. Temperature Gauge does not work
3. a/c does not come on
4. sometimes it does not start, when turning key there is nothing. Keep trying though and it will start up fine after a couple times. This only happens once in a while, not every time I try to start it.
I was thinking of taking to ford to get a diagnostic test done to have them find the problem at least. On a tight budget though, and have the shop manual now but it is for all the truck engines and hard to sort through it all.
Frustrated, and broke..
#8 of 257 93 ranger 2.3 speed governor at low speed
Jun 11, 2006 (12:06 pm)
I have a 93 ranger I just put a new engine in that seems to run fine at low speed. As soon as I reach 25-30 mph I loose all power until my speed decreases to 15 mph. I've checked all my connections and cant find any problems.
#9 of 257 high mounted backup lights
May 29, 2006 (10:45 am)
#10 of 257 high mounted backup lights
May 29, 2006 (9:18 am)
high mounted backup lights on my 1998 Ford Ranger are not working. I have check the bulbs and they are OK. Checked with Volt meter and getting no current to the sockets when in reverse. The brake light in the same panel works OK. Does anyone have experience with this problem?