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#205 of 257 1993 Ford Ranger with electrical problem.
Aug 27, 2010 (11:26 pm)
My truck started with a problem with the lights dimming out under acceleration. Also, gauge needles moving (vibration effect) while driving. All fuses are good and cannot see any shorts behind cluster. Battery and alternator were tested to be good. Finally, the lights did not come on for a day or two and then suddenly they just started to work again. I since replaced the light switch. Any ideas on the gauges and lights dimming. I know there must be a short somewhere.
#206 of 257 Re: '93 Ranger volt gauge going crazy! [jhelsley]
Aug 27, 2010 (11:37 pm)
I have the same problem right now. All, the gauges bounce around while driving. Headlights dim under acceleration. Alternator and batt tested good too. I remember in some older cars I had in the past it was always the alternator. Im assuming it could still be even if it tests good as I believe the diodes are inside. I might try that next. If you have discovered anything new please let me know when you get this post ok.
Thank You and good luck to you.
#207 of 257 Re: problems with hesitation on 94 ranger [ricarguy]
Aug 28, 2010 (12:31 am)
Just saw your post, I see it's about 3 weeks old.
But, wild guesses - a plugged up fuel filter - oh, never mind I see you've changed that.
Or a failing fuel pump. Get a pressure gauge and screw into the fitting on the fuel line under the hood. Find out somewhere what the pressure should be. I think it probably needs about 45 pounds of pressure.
#208 of 257 Re: '93 Ranger volt gauge going crazy! [i8uwithalime]
Aug 28, 2010 (12:34 am)
Well, you replied to a 3 year old post - doubt that guy is still waiting around for an answer.
With ribbed belts, they don't slip often. But if you've got oil or something on the belt driving the alternator, that might be the problem.
#209 of 257 93 RANGER gauge and light problems
Aug 28, 2010 (1:36 pm)
My truck started with a problem with the lights dimming out under acceleration. Also, gauge needles going crazy while driving. (vibration effect). All fuses are good and cannot see any shorts behind cluster. Battery and alternator were tested to be good. I even sprayed all contacts with contact cleaner. Finally, the lights did not come on for a day or two and then suddenly they just started to work again. I since replaced the light switch. Any ideas on the gauges and lights dimming out while driving? Otherwise truck runs fine.
#210 of 257 Ford Ranger electrical problem
Sep 13, 2010 (9:48 am)
Parki n g lights on 99 Ranger stay on with switch off. Replaced switch-still can't turn lights off.Any suggesttions? THANKS!
#211 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger electrical problem [jmacz20]
Sep 13, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Bad multi-switch (turn signal,dimmer etc stalk)?
#212 of 257 windows stereo or windshield wipers wont work....
Oct 04, 2010 (1:37 pm)
my husband has a 2003 ford ranger, he got a new stereo and a repair man volunteered to put it in for him, while the truck was running he cut the stereo wires instead of using a wiring harness since then the speedometer quit working and the windows wont work and the windshield wipers wont work. the next night on the way to work the truck lights got dim and the truck stopped..... we replaced the alternator and had a few blown fuses and fixed them... that still didn't fix the windows speedometer or windshield wipers and the truck wont run for a long period of time there is juice gong into the alternator but none coming out... any ideas of what the problem could be?
#213 of 257 Air Bag Light staying on
Oct 26, 2010 (6:38 am)
I have a 1999 Ranger Pick Up, when I start the truck the Air Bag light in the dash will blink 2x then 7x, this will occur 4 or 5x then stay on constant. Any Idea's out there?
#214 of 257 major electrical problems 1995 ranger
Nov 08, 2010 (10:25 am)
dont know where to begin, i recently bought used ford ranger from private seller. after driving around i notice electrical issues, when heater is turned on engine surges,when blinkers are on work fine until brake is applied then they flash rapidly, tried hooking up computer diagnostic shows error like its not connected,any ideas or should i just take it in to repair shop? thanks