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The Ford Ranger is a nameplate that has been used on three distinct model lines of vehicles. Originally, the name was used by the short-lived Edsel Ranger car, then it later a version of the Ford F-Series pickup truck sold in North America between model year 1965 and 1981 that denoted a styling package. Ford repurposed the name "Ranger" in 1982 for the 1983 model year for a compact pickup truck sold in North America and later parts of South America.

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2010 Ford Ranger 4.0 manual clutch problem

I took out my Ranger and on 2d gear my clutch suddenly dropped and had no pressure and then I had to take it home in 1st gear as it’s not shifting gear when in start. So I thought it’s the clutch ...
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1987 Ford Ranger 2.3l Intermittent Spark

I have a 1987 2.3l Ford Ranger, the gas model, not the turbo diesel. It's been setting for a long time and had some electrical issues which we solved. Turns out the clutch sensor wire through the ...
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Need help finding out name of part

I need help finding out name of this part on my 1998 Ford Ranger. Please help me find out. Thank you.
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Ford Ranger low RPM misfire?

2000 Ford Ranger 3.0L 2WD. I'm having a tough time figuring out if it's trans shudder or a misfire but leaning towards misfire at this point. The rumbling really starts to happen during converter ...
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Replacing rubber drain plug gasket with a crush washer

I changed my oil today, and replaced the rubber gasket that was starting to deteriorate with a crush washer. I was unable to find any info if this was acceptable, but I did see that similar washers ...
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will a "ab3p7000ba" transmission be compatible for a 2015 ford ranger px1 2015 "ab3p7000bc"?

I have a 2015 ford ranger auto px1 4wd 3.2L needing a new transmission. I have found one but the part number is 1 letter different. my part number is "ab3p7000bc"and the part I found is "ab3p7000ba"....
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Is anybody able to diagnose anything from these Live Data Reports ? Car has loss of power and black smoke

Photo's attached Ford Ranger 2015 XLT 3.2L 4x4 Diesel Automatic Currentl experiencing power loss and hesitation as well as black smoke out the exhaust
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Loss of Power/Acceleration, RPM Flutter, Black Smoke - Ford Ranger PX 2015 3.2L

First time using this site, so forgive me if I post incorrectly. BEING DETAILED AS POSSIBLE I have a 2015 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2L PX Model (Diesel) (175,000kms) It starts with my car driving just fine,...
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Brake discs and pads are corroded; do they need replacement?

I've taken my Ford Ranger to the garage for a health check test. The car has 2 years and 25k miles. Apparently there is corrosion on the inside part of the front discs. This affects the brake pads too....
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97 Ford Ranger Vehicle Repair

When I drive 60 mph, for about 10 min. & slow down to stop at a stop sign, my engine appears to be racing, when I take off from the stop sign & accelerate my engine still appears to be racing. ...
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'91 Ranger Radio Circuit Board

I want to disable the tape deck from my '91 Ford Ranger factory stereo, and solder an AUX cable in its place. I took the radio apart, and to to get to the top of the board and find the labeled ...
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Rewiring an engine

I have a 1987 Ford Ranger with an LL23 engine in the garage. I've been able to short the starter to the battery and get a compression test done. Mechanically the engine is good. The problem is, ...
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Ford Ranger stuck in 4wd (hi)

I have an '02 Ford Ranger with the 4x4 Off-Road package with a 5-speed manual transmission. I can also shift with a physical stick between 2wd, 4hi, neutral, and 4lo. I had put it into 4lo while ...
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I would like to wire a fuel pump kill switch in my 1995 Ford Ranger XLT

Currently, despite a new ignition switch. (including tunnel) My Ranger will not turn off. With the truck in park, key in the off position, and even removed, it just keeps on keepin on. As of right now,...
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Ford Ranger 2008 AC works only on recycled air. Help?

I noticed my Ford Ranger was only blowing hot air when set to bring in outside air, regardless of the temperature outside or what my climate control is set to. I noticed (by accident) that if I turn ...
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Can an analogue voltage be used in place of a PWM signal?

I am having problems with a Ford Ranger not starting. I believe the problem lies within the FMV (Fuel Metering Valve or 'SCV'). As the car is out in the middle of nowhere, I was wondering if I can ...
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my 1990 Ford ranger

was driving to take a friend home engine started making kind of a rattling sound then lost power and then the power came back, the gauge wasnt reading that it was running hot, and then it started ...
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2002 Ford 3.0 Won`t Start until 3rd try every time

Tried checking everything but to no avail. Been ongoing for about a year since its not problematic Ive let it go until more info on the subject was available. Well now have had to replace the engine ...
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3.0 L v6 1999 Ford ranger coolant overflow tank cap blowing off and more coolant in overflow tank than in radiator when engine off

I have recently put a new thermostat and coolant flush on engine. Before that the temp gauge was moving all over the place from normal to cold to hot back to normal back to cold back to normal and the ...
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Just purchased a "rebuilt" transmission. Do these bearings look new to you?

Clearly the locking nuts have been reused (which IMO is bad practice, also the stake is in the different location which may indicate the torque is wrong) but to me the bearings look used. They are ...
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Noise from 2008 Ford Ranger

My 2008 Ford Ranger Wildtrak (Manual transmission, 4x4, 2.5 TDCI) has been making two different weird noises lately according to below. Sometimes when I take off from a stand still, a whining noise ...
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2002 Ford Ranger transmission issue

I have a standard Ford Ranger that shimmies when I take off in first real bad so I take off and 2nd and it shimmies less please help
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Proper spark plug gap

What is the gap for a 98 ranger 3.0? The stickers under hood are gone and there is no book in glove box. I just bought this truck and have nothing to go on.
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Car shakes upon startup, dies. Other times gas pedal does not respond

I'm pretty uneducated when it comes cars but im hoping you guys can help me. I have a 99 Ford Ranger that upon startup (not every time) shakes extremely hard and then dies. Other times when driving I ...
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‘06 Ford Ranger

My ranger started less than a week ago not starting. When I turn the key to the on position. It’s basically dead. The airbag light is dimly lit. It’s also reset the clock. The security light flickers ...
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programming spare key on 2003 ford ranger edge

i have a 2003 ford ranger edge 3.0 .i tried to program a spare key using the 2 existing keys in the vehicle without success..i followed the instructions via you tube put the first key in turned the ...
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2000 Ford Ranger 3.0L temp gauge cold

Originally had bad head gaskets, replaced them and all was well. Riding home from work a month later and gauge started dropping to cold, got home and noticed coolant leak, the water level was so low ...
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Actual amount of time required to change spark plugs in a 2003, Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0 L, 6 cyl

I would like to know what the actual amount of time is for a trained mechanic to change the spark plugs in a 2003, ford, ranger xlt, 4.0 l, 6 cyl., 4 WD, automatic ? The local Ford service/dealer ...
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My truck won't start when the weather gets warmer

I checked this post, but it doesn't seem to indicate much regarding my issue: weather causing power loss But I have the following vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2003, 4.0 SOHC Engine Often when the weather ...
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Soft clutch on Ford Ranger following brake cylinder, clutch cylinder replacement

I need help with my Ford Ranger diesel 2.2 L clutch. It had a problem with the brake cylinder which I replaced. Then the clutch became soft and had little to no resistance, which becomes worse on ...
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Ground wires for a 1992 Ford Ranger with a 2.3 engine

I'm changing out my pos and neg cables. The neg has one ground wire with two eyelets where the bolts go through, one is hooked to the frame but the other I don't know where it goes, can someone help ...
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Very low oil level symptoms Ford Ranger

This seemed weird to me. My daughter called and said her boyfriend's Ford Ranger was "vibrating and misfiring" and when they checked the engine oil level was very low (off the dipstick), and could I ...
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broken spark plugs in a 94 Ford Ranger

I broke a spark plug in my 94 Ford Ranger. Everything came out except the threads and the metal casing. The problem I'm having is the easy out will not fit in far enough to grab ahold of the casing ...
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Engine needs throttle input to stay running when hot

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 4.0 L 4x4 5-speed. The truck runs fine when first started up but when it starts to warm up the rpms start to fluctuate and it makes it almost impossible to drive because it’...
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Ford Ranger Overheating issue

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger V6 3.0. I recently overheated during a 1 mile trip to the store so I let it sit for a while and put more coolant in. Later the next day i noticed a leak from the bottom ...
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ford ranger...turn heater on...temp gauge shows cold?

When heater turned on temperature gauge shows cold in my ford ranger 4 cylinder engine? Truck warms up normally and temperature gauge sets where it should set, but when I turn on the heater gauge ...
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Transmission 4r44e Wire harness replacement

Im trying to figure out which wires should i use to replace these. keep in mind these cost roughly $ 140 new, currently I cant afford that. used go for $ 50 dlls Im mostly interested in looking for ...
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Front brakes grabbing after rotors changed and resurfaced twice

I have had both the rotors and pads replaced on my 2008 Ford Ranger due to the front brakes grabbing really bad especially under heavy braking on the expressway. It was fixed and then it happened ...
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99 Ranger, rear brake drum won't come off

I am trying to change the rear brake shoes on my 1999 Ford Ranger. I get the tire off and then try to pull off the brake drum but it's stuck. I consult Haynes and I am supposed to do this: I've tried ...
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Replaced throttle body - now horn won't stop honking

This is the final question to my DIY ford ranger repair series. You can see the first two here: 1) Is hot desert weather the source of my recurring car problem 2) Procedure for throttle body and idle ...
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Is the shock bolt kit a reliable repair kit? A prequel to the obituary

Is the Dorman 31001 shock bolt kit a reasonable repair kit for front shock bolts? I was changing the front gas shocks on my 97 ford ranger, which is totally rusted underneath due to 20 winters in the ...
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Procedure for throttle body and idle air control replacement (ford ranger)

I'll be replacing the throttle body in my 2004 Ford Ranger (engine v6 3.0L vin-U, mileage ~ 130000) as the result of my previous post (see here Is hot desert weather the source of my recurring car ...
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Is hot desert weather the source of my recurring car problem?

I have a 2004 ford ranger with a short history of problems...the engine is v6 3.0L OHV. 1) It died 2 summers ago, stopped right in the road, around noon in the middle of July. I live in Tucson so it ...
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The clutch keeps going out in my truck

my 94 ford ranger was fine then all the sudden the clutch went out. It wont go into gear and when you try and put it in reverse it grinds really loud. i have replaced the master cylinder three times ...
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Starter was recently replaced but my truck keeps not starting

Okay so, my vehicle is a 2003 Ford ranger XLT, 3.0 engine. Within the last two weeks I had to get the old starter replaced, because it just completely died. I would put the key in, and it would make ...
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2201 Ford Ranger - Remove bolts when painting in new bedliner?

My 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L 4x4 has a 6' bed that has lost a lot of its paint and is rusting in spots. I was thinking this would be a great impetus to abrade the surface and throw some Herculiner on it. ...
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What is this hose that is leaking yellow/amber fluid?

I have a 2001 For Ranger 3.0L V6 engine. This hose started leaking after a 5 minute drive today. Its a fairly slow drip, and it is leaking yellow/amber colored fluid of medium viscosity (slightly more ...
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Where are the lift points on a 99 Ford Ranger?

Mine is a V6 3.0L. This picture isn't of my engine but it looks the same. I haven't seen any lift points but I haven't looked very hard for them. Someone told me you can just take a couple bolts out ...
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Horrific squealing when car is first turned on

This is a really classic and common old car problem. I see it all the time but this is the first time it's started happening to my own car. Basically when I first turn the car on, there's instantly a ...
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Dual hydraulic system

I'm wondering why the front and back brakes aren't on separate hydraulic systems? I lost my brakes on this bridge recently and it was not fun. The rear brake line that runs on the rear axle got a leak ...
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