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#194 of 259 1996 Ford Ranger with check engine light on
Apr 15, 2010 (7:37 pm)
I have a 96 ranger that i bought off a friend of my parents. He was driving it since roughly 2000 and the check engine light is always on on the dash. A friend of mine also has one from this year with the same issue. is this a flaw with rangers of this year or is it something that needs to be fixed. My mechanic looked at it and only found one code to come up and it said it was the gas cap that was making it stay on so he shut it off. The next day the light came back on. It only goes out when the battery is un hooked or the mechanic shuts it off and then it just comes back on a few days later. anyone have any ideas why it might be doing this?
#195 of 259 Re: 1996 Ford Ranger with check engine light on [andrewjay]
Apr 15, 2010 (8:22 pm)
Gee, you think you might have a bad gas cap?
Or a hole in the vacumn line that goes to the gas tank?
Or maybe if you fix it, the check engine light will stop coming on?
#196 of 259 Re: 1996 Ford Ranger with check engine light on [bolivar]
Apr 15, 2010 (8:38 pm)
I replaced the gas cap and its still on. i also have had my mechanic look and he cant find anything else wrong.
#197 of 259 Re: 1996 Ford Ranger with check engine light on [andrewjay]
Apr 16, 2010 (3:28 am)
Did the mechanic do a smoke test on the neck? A friend of mine had this issue and when the smoke test was performed they discovered a small fracture located just below the gas cap, ergo, the new gas cap wouldn't fix it. I'm not sure how he fixed his, some type of goop I believe but I know he didn't replace the neck.
#198 of 259 2003 Ford Ranger truck automatic
Apr 16, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Battery light keeps coming on and going off,, anyone else have this problem or can tell me what to do to correct this?
#199 of 259 Re: Alternator not charging [kcram]
Apr 16, 2010 (4:30 pm)
I have a new alternator, i have a 2003 Ford ranger truck,,
#201 of 259 Re: Door ajar and cab light problem [bert02]
May 14, 2010 (4:19 pm)
Thanks for the note. I disassembled the front door panel and simply unplugged the light switch from the latch. Now I need to do the same with the rear suicide doors. I think the loose switch is in the rear doors as it still does the same and if I slam the rear door it's ok. Some rainy weekend I'll tackle that one.
#202 of 259 Trailer wire - no left signal
Jun 19, 2010 (3:00 pm)
My 1999 XLT 4L Ranger came with a tow package. The left signal (yellow wire in ford main wire harness) has failed. I disonnected the trailer harness plug and there is no signal. Next I disconnected the plug on the harnees that leads to the right side up near the rear frame and bumper and have a signal on the male prong.
Following this yellow wire to the front of the truck, I untaped the harness and found a heat shrink connection on the brown wire. Moving on, after dropping the spare tire for access, I went as far as a "Y" wire connection all taped up just above the rear axle.
From what I can tell there is no signal at this point. Fuses seem ok. Any help is appreciated.
Jul 18, 2010 (8:06 pm)
I have a 2000 Ranger XLT The door locks work sometimes and other times they move only slightly when the switch is pushed. I've checked the grounds under the hood. Anyone else had this problem and found a solution?