Last post on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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Ford Ranger, Truck
#23 of 32 Re: warning lights [jtay]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:59 pm)
Have you looked in your manual?
It probably means it will not shift into overdrive because of some error the computer has detected. Probably needs 'the codes' pulled to find specifically what is wrong.
#24 of 32 Re: warning lights [jtay]
Jan 27, 2009 (4:48 pm)
that means that ur overdrive is experiencing a problem either its not locking in or its gone all together u don't really need over drive its just a gas saver so if u need it redone just have then disable it and run the 4 gears that the ranger has already i have noticed that the ford ranger transmissions are really touchy they buck sometimes and if u have it out of over drive it does it even worse i don't know if thats a problem with myn or just that overdrive makes it smoother.
#25 of 32 99 ranger o2 sensor question
Feb 20, 2009 (1:05 pm)
I have a 99 ranger that will not idle. Check engine light is on so I plugged into the computer. Got 3 codes back all of which said the 3 oxygen sensors are bad. I would guess it is highly unlikely that all 3 sensors would go bad. Is this possible? Is there something else that could happen that would cause this such as a bad relay?
#26 of 32 Check engine light
Feb 23, 2009 (3:51 pm)
I have a '97 4 cyl Ranger. I live in Az and I cannot pass emissions without my check engine light coming on at start up. I had to replace EGR valve already to clear codes, which it did but my check engine light has never been on. I just bought truck 6 months ago and never realized it was not coming on. How do I replace bulb or fuse if this is the propblem. it you don't think that is the problem what do you think it is? Thanks, Vic.
#27 of 32 Re: 99 ranger o2 sensor question [trento]
Feb 23, 2009 (4:06 pm)
Yes, there are other thing rather than bad O2 sensor/s that could set the check engine code.
Anything that makes the engine run excessively lean or rich might set the code. Lean might be a vacuum leak (hose or intake gasket or even main air intake around the mass air sensor), or for rich could be leaking injectors that leek fuel into a cylinder when it should be shut off.
#28 of 32 Re: Check engine light [vicaguilar]
Feb 23, 2009 (4:08 pm)
I don't understand. Are you saying the check engine light does not come on when initially starting the engine, during the time when all lights 'light up' as a test of the light?
Or, are you saying your check engine light is on all the time?
#29 of 32 Re: Check engine light [bolivar]
Feb 23, 2009 (8:38 pm)
The check engine light never comes on.
#30 of 32 Re: Check engine light [vicaguilar]
Feb 23, 2009 (10:24 pm)
Well, my bet is that some time in the cars past it had a check engine light set and the owner wanted to sell it. So, he got to the light and removed the bulb.....
Bulbs like this seldom burn out. If 'failed' the failure is in the main auto 'computer' that monitor the sensors and turns this light on.
#31 of 32 Re: Check engine light [bolivar]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:50 am)
The computer did not catch the "failure" as the vehicle passed as far as the codes are concerned. My vehicle failed emissions because my Check engine light does not come on at all. If the buld has been removed or disconnected what do I have to do to replace it?
On a different subject but same truck, When I try to put bright lights (high beam)on, headlights turn completely off. Headlights (low beam) work otherwise. Any ideas? Thanks for your help, Vic.
#32 of 32 Re: Check engine light [vicaguilar]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:44 pm)
You've got to access the instrument panel area and check on the bulb. I don't know exactly how to tear into this. If you said in any of your post, I don't even remember what year, etc this is. For many autos, you pry off the trim around the instrument panel, then remove screws while will allow the panel to be pulled out, then the bulbs can be assessed.
Headlight problem - could be various things. Both high beams burned out. Ground problem for the high beams. The 'multi-function' switch is bad. This is the switch on the end of the stalk which is used for turn signals, dim light, etc - its inside the steering column. A bad switch has a higher probability of being the problem.
If you really, really want to know how to fix stuff like this, you need to buy the factory service manuals for your vehicle. These are sold at www.helminc.com which is the publisher for most auto manuals. They are expensive. But the one you find at the auto parts house, etc for $16 are, for most repairs, almost useless.