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#55 of 208 loud humming noise when deacelerating
Apr 12, 2008 (9:26 pm)
For about a week or alittle more, I have heard a humming noise when I take my foot off the gas on my Ford 2001 Ranger 4 x 4, no matter what the speed. It seems to be getting worse. I asked a friend what he thought the noise was, and he thought either the transmission, or the differential. Anyone have any idea what it could be, and how much this is going to cost? I cannot tell if it is comming fromthe front of the engine or the back. Seems like the front, but not sure. Thanks for any help.
#56 of 208 Re: loud humming noise when deacelerating [mydaema]
Apr 12, 2008 (11:26 pm)
The Idle Air Valve, when it gets dirty can vibrate and cause a humming.
This can be removed and cleaned, or replaced for about $60 at a parts house.
#57 of 208 Periodic lockup of wheels
Apr 16, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Year/Make/Model: 2000 FORD RANGER SUPER
2000 Ford Ranger:
Body Style: SUPER CAB PICKUP
Engine: 3.0L V6 EFI FLEX FUEL
Drive line: 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Brakes: 4wd anti-lock brake system
I've had this vehicle for 2 years and have been pleased with its performance--when the wheels don't lockup occasionally--after sitting overnight. The incidents in the past happened about 6 times over the first 18 months, but are more frequent now.
During one episode this winter, the rear and/or front wheels on the driver's side would spin on the ice--depending whether is was in 2 or 4w drive--but the passenger side wheels would not turn at all. The low range 4wd light remained on in this case, even when I switched to 4wd high, then 2wd high (I had parked it the night before in 4wd low-range).
We jacked up the passenger side to try and manually rotate the front wheel...barely moved and the front drivetrain and axles budged with the wheel movement. The engine was off, the transmission in neutral, the setting at 2wd, and the parking brake off. After we pondered our options for an hour, we removed the jack, out of curiousity, started up the truck and backed up with no problem! Did we manually unlock some problem? Locked auto hubs?
Last Monday, I took the extra precaution to take the truck out of 4wd and into 2wd high range, back it up about 20 feet, go forward again, then kill the engine and set the parking brake. To my dismay, I found the truck locked up again this Wednesday morning. We had one of our typical snowstorms that dropped the temperature from 70 degrees on Sunday to the low 20's on Monday when I ran the truck into town in 4wd, high.
I was ready to check the fuses after leaving the truck in the sunshine for 5 hours, but decided to see if it'd move first. It did!
#58 of 208 Re: 97 Ranger 4WD problem [russpatz]
Apr 23, 2008 (7:34 pm)
i have a 95 and it does the same thing. the auto locking hubs suck.
Jun 02, 2008 (11:22 am)
2000 ford ranger 3.0 flex engine
my front hubs wont connect. when i shift into 4X4 high or 4X4 low you can feel the the transfer case hooking up but the front wheels wont pull.
anybody have any ideas about what could be wrong
#60 of 208 Re: Auto locking hubs [copperranger]
Jun 02, 2008 (6:18 pm)
i have a 98 ranger, its a vaccum, system, and ive had similiar problems, if the system, gets gunked up, [actually the fork, wont engage]... from eithier lack of use,.. or,..bad vaccum, [aka hose,] ive found and spoken with ford dealers ,... this sounds crazy but, smack the housing with a rubber mallet, or take the unit apart and clean it,... obviously bad design, the key ive heard... switch to manual locking hubs, or use it once a month,.. id like any more feedback, on this as well.. sincerely cessna 180.
#61 of 208 Broken u-joint yoke
Jun 19, 2008 (7:22 pm)
Hello, I've acquired a nice '87 Ranger 4x4 with 4 cyl, 4 speed and manual hubs, for crawling through the woods. I have broken the left front u-joint yoke when the joint went out. The axle side yoke is ok. Can anyone tell me the steps to disassemble that part to replace the broken yoke? Must I pull the axle to install the u-joint. It looks like it might be done in place. I appreciate the help. j
#62 of 208 Re: my 1998 3.0 manual, is stuck in 4x4low [cessna180]
Aug 11, 2008 (12:38 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Ford Ranger 4X4. When I turned the drive switch to 4WD High the light came on, but when I turned the switch to Low the High light stayed on. Checked fuse #28 and found it was missing. It was the only empty slot with contacts in the bottom. Installed a fuse and now the High and Low lights work. Not sure, but believe the 4WD is working...doesn't seem to skid when in a hard turn on soft ground. In any case, thanks for the tip. Does anyone have any idea why someone would remove the fuse?
#63 of 208 Flashing 4x4 Dash lights
Sep 08, 2008 (11:43 pm)
Recentely I tried to shift my 98ranger into 4 wheel drive and nothing happened. Now both 4 wheel high/4 wheel low indicator lights flash together for a few secs then go off for a few mins then flash again. I just changed the transfer case fluid,but this time I used the Merc5 instead of regular ATF,I looked at all the fuses and everything seems ok,Any Ideas? Thanks
#64 of 208 2001 3L 4x4 won't go into 4 wheel drive
Sep 17, 2008 (4:27 am)
I have a 2001 Edge that won't go into 4 wheel high or low. It's done this before while trouble shooting it I found that when I pulled the fuse and put it back in it started to work. It's not working now, any thoughts or suggestions as to what to look at. Thanks Jim