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#245 of 257 runs but losses everything while driving.
Feb 02, 2012 (6:09 pm)
my 94 3.0 ranger will run but loses everything while driving but doesnt turn completely off already had alternator and battery checked new plugs new wires new distibutor and cap in time new egr new mass air flow new throttle position idle air valve intake gasket air filter, and only mod is cold air intake.
#246 of 257 Re: runs but losses everything while driving. [vj94fordranger]
Feb 19, 2012 (6:04 am)
My '08 4.0 Fx4 has been having similar issues lately. Just put a new Optima yellow top in. I lose the radio, ABS light comes on, then the guages fail from right to left (in that order). Truck continues to run normally and the headlights still work as well as the a/c blower. Try and crank it after shutting down, no joy. Of course.... 1,000mi out of warranty.
#247 of 257 turn on lights and washer comes on???????
Mar 14, 2012 (6:43 pm)
i have a 2004 ranger and when i turn on lights the washer/wipers come on and horn blows???? then i parked it about 1230 and at 415 the battery was dead?
#248 of 257 Re: turn on lights and washer comes on??????? [hotrod18wheel]
Mar 16, 2012 (2:46 am)
Just a wild guess - the multi switch is bad. This is the switch at the base of the 'stalk' that controls several things - turn signals, wipers, etc. Horn blowing is strange. Maybe you had a major meltdown inside the steering column?
#249 of 257 2010 Ranger fire
Apr 09, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Our 2010 Ranger with 18K miles caught fire while we were driving. There was a "match-like" smell and the flames were under the hood when we got the truck stopped and got out. The entire extended cab burnt up and most of the bed before the fire dept arrived.
Has anyone else experienced this?
#250 of 257 Re: 2010 Ranger fire [pricecat]
Apr 09, 2012 (9:00 pm)
Go to http://www.nhtsa.gov/ which is the Nat. Highway Transportation Safety Admin website. It has areas where people reports problems with their autos. Look for your Ranger.
You should also report your vehicle fire to them. If people don't report this stuff, then recalls will never be done. Somewhere on the site it will also tell you how to make a report.
Are you still under warranty? If so, get Ford involved in this.
#251 of 257 Re: windshield wipers [jima109]
Sep 23, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Have you received an answer to this dilemma? I have a 1996 Ranger that's doing this plus the window washer starts for no reason. I had the multi-switch replaced for $215.00 w/o success. I've ordered a wiper motor but I don't know if that's going to solve the problem.
#252 of 257 2006 Ford Ranger
Oct 02, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Just recently, I turned on the lights, and the windshield wipers came on spraying the cleaner also in full force! The only solution I had was to turn the lights off and hurry home.
Have had numerous problem with the light on the horn starts blowing and now this.
Engine lights frequently comes on and disconnect the batter take that light off ( when it first came on, I took it to the dealer, warranty had just expired, and cost me over $200 for some kind of part and before I got home, the light was back on. So not wanting to deal with the Ford Service dept.
Noticing that others have had these problems also, does anyone know of a solution?
#253 of 257 Re: Gauge lighting and tail light problem [imacomedian]
Oct 27, 2012 (12:13 pm)
I am having trouble with my 1992 Ford Ranger lights. I recently noticed that the dash lights didn't work. Further investigation revealed that the tail lights, front/rear parking lights, & reverse lights also do not work. The front headlights, dome light, brake and blinkers all work when in use. I checked all fuses (#1, 3, 11, & 13) that have anything to do with the lights, and they are all good. I replaced the dash mounted light switch, but it made no difference. I checked all light bulbs and they appear to be fine.
Is there a wire terminal or bus somewhere under the daskh or hood that may be shorted out? My Haynes manual i sno help here! I can't figure this out.
#254 of 257 no accessories work
Jan 20, 2013 (11:23 am)
I just got a 1995 ranger here is a list of the things that don't work : power door locks, power mirrors, heate, window washer. Stereo kinda works, if you touch the vol control it shuts off and none of the other controls like station select, am/fm etc. Also when you turn the knob to select 4 wd nothing happens. I have checked the fuses and all are good. HELP