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#182 of 257 Truck keeps dieing out randomly??
Nov 01, 2009 (9:02 pm)
I have a 2003 ford ranger xlt with the 4.0liter v6 the problem is that ill be driving along and the engine just dies out, some times it will kick back in and keep going or other times i will have to pull over and have to start the truck again this is quite a scary expirience when you are doing 75 on the free way if any one can help or knows what is going on get back to me asap thank you so much...
#183 of 257 2000 Ranger failed inspection
Nov 03, 2009 (10:31 am)
Won't communicate with state inspection computer. Previous owner had installed light bar, which was removed but wire and toggle switch remain (were disconnected last week). The dome light often comes on or stays on, so I removed the light bulb. Battery gauge light doesn't work. Temp and battery charge gauges read zero when engine is cold, then tremble and begin to register when truck is driven for a short time. Cigarette lighter will heat but won't lock into 'down' position. I went to another shop; the guy there said that the state inspection software had been modified to close loopholes, and he couldn't bypass functions like he used to. I'm an electronics tech, and I read in the Forum to check clusters 11 and 17, cleaning and checking connections. I'm off to look at the dash gauges. Fuses are ok. Any advice? Thanks -
#184 of 257 brake lights not working ABS light on
Nov 07, 2009 (10:20 am)
abs light has been on for awhile, brake lights stopped working a week ago. replaced brake light switch,no change,put wire in brke light switch plug in, light still wont work, the plug-in has power to it also, overhead brake light on cab has power . the turn signals and tail lights work fine, brake light wire under the cab has power but not at the brake lights . Im sorry it is a 1994 ranger 4x4 extended cab. Is the wire bad or could it be something else ? The brakes work fine .
#185 of 257 Re: brake lights not working ABS light on [billybob20]
Nov 07, 2009 (11:04 pm)
ABS - On a 94 (I owned one), if you let the brake fluid in the master cylinder get low, the ABS light will come on when you press on the brake.
Brake Light - I doubt the ABS light has anything to do with the brake light. You have found power in the wire 'under the cab'. Therefore, the problem is between there and the brake bulbs. I think there is a main connector at the back of the truck where all the wires come in - brake, turn signal, and backup. This connector may be dirty or loose. If you don't have an electrical diagram, trace back from the brake bulb to this connector (Get the brake color wire), and test for brake power at the connector. This will tell if the wire is good to there. If power there, the problem is toward the bulbs. CHECK THE GROUNDS back there. It might be a ground problem.
#186 of 257 Re: Truck keeps dieing out randomly?? [rick2343]
Nov 23, 2009 (2:12 pm)
I know this information is late, but i wanted to pass on to you that I had the same problem with mine.. the problem was the "inertia" switch located under the passangers side dash... its a red button switch that is designed to cut off the fuel to the engine during an impact.. over time i beleive these things are designed to die out.... they are linked to the starting system.. if the button is pressed or i say gets old it will give out.... you can have it replaced or have it by-passed at your local pepboys ....... anyhow hope it helps........ send me a reply if this info helps or not
#187 of 257 1999 problems with all kinds of crap
Dec 07, 2009 (8:42 pm)
i have a 99 xlt. i recently had to diconnect battery to clean connections, now my wipers and power windows won't work ?
#188 of 257 92 ranger turn signals&backup lights dont work
Jan 14, 2010 (3:43 pm)
i've checked the fuse and cant find any that are blown
#189 of 257 1999 Ford Ranger Dome light, Windows, Wipers and 4X4 Switch
Jan 18, 2010 (9:21 pm)
I had a issue with the wipers first of not coming on and then the dome light would not come on and then the Windows would not roll down and the 4X4 Switch will not engage the 4X4. None of them have power to them. I used to start the truck and let it run for 15 minutes with the heater going and it seemed like it would work to get them going after the truck got 100 degrees inside. It acted like it had moisture on everything then yesterday I went out and ran the truck for a half hour to get them to work and hopefully dry everythying out but they will not work at all now. Does anyone know what the issue might be?
#190 of 257 lighting problem
Jan 25, 2010 (5:58 am)
have a 2003 ford ranger extended cab when i tilt steering wheel all the way down while driving my break lights or turn signals do not work but can move steering wheel back up and every thing goes to working a gain.
also need a diagram to show what fuse operates what lost owners manul
#191 of 257 04 ford ranger wont crank
Feb 02, 2010 (4:54 pm)
my ranger ran fine all of a suden it wont turn the starter it has new battery clean cables i can jumper the starter and it will spin and i can also bump start it and it will run fine till its turned off it has the 3.0 and its a manual 5 speed any ideas?