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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 ...

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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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1991 Ford ranger 2.3l starter not engaging

https://youtu.be/xCys7cfMxwU https://youtu.be/1ex71F7KqXo New battery, new starter, new starter solenoid. Trying to repair vechicle , not really auto savvy. Any opinions help
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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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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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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 2011 3.0 tdci stiff second gear

I struggle to get my Ford Ranger into second gear on a cold engine. I need help in defining what the problem is.
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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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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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I just had the cam sensor changed and now my '97 Ford Ranger 2.3 liter won't stay running

'97 Ford Ranger with 2.3 engine won't stay running.
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Uncertain of connections

Emission system and vacuum system detailed diagram and photo (underhood) for a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 v6 automatic, power locks & windows. If anyone has a photo of these systems so I know how ...
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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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2001 Ford Ranger 4.0 p0302 Mystery Misfire

History Customer brought this one in, he had replaced the plugs and wires as general maintenance no codes or complaints before the work. After the R&R the truck had a noticeable misfire the tail ...
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clunking noise over bumps from rear right 1997 ford ranger 3.0 liter 5 speed manual transmission

I've noticed a clunking sound coming from rear right side of my truck when going over bumps. It's a 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 liter manual 5 speed, has over 150,000 miles. Haven't found loose suspension, ...
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Coolant temperature in truck does not get to operating temp

I bought a Ford with an unknown amount of miles. A 94 Ford ranger 2.3. runs better then you would expect, accept the coolant temperature. The first thing I did to fix the problem was flush the system, ...
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Loose front brake calipers

2010 Ford Ranger XL front calipers are loose.I had new pins,boots and clips put in and they are still loose.Could this be because of worn rotors or worn pads? Any help would be appreciated.
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Ford Ranger stalls after starting up

I'm having an issue with my project 1984 Ford Ranger 2.8 L. I've upload a video of the issue here. After starting up, the engine stalls after a few seconds. I've adjusted the timing to get max ...
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Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI XLT - Fifth Gear Problems

I have a Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI XLT 2007 Model. I can get all my gears except fifth gear. I have checked the hydraulic clutch and bled it. Still the same problem. After driving with it, it also started ...
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2003 Ford Ranger Drivetrain Noise while Coasting

Me: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT, Automatic Transmission, 4.0L V6, 4x4, 180k miles. I do my own vehicle maintenance (brakes / suspension / ...), but am not a mechanic by any stretch. The Issue When ...
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How do you remove the metal plate that locks the oil pan in place on a 99 ranger?

I've got a lot of help off this site and asked a similar question before but it was closed because I was asking too much. I'm trying to replace the oil pan gasket on my 99 ranger. It's kind of hard ...
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97 manual ford ranger throwing a camshaft position sensor code

We've replaced the computer, sensor and timing belt(not sure of we did it right). Relays are good. Truck will fire, stay running for about 30 seconds then bog down & die
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What could cause the throttle to stick in my Ford Ranger?

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup with about 242,000 miles on it. After driving for 10-20 minutes the throttle will start to stick when I take my foot off the pedal. After a couple seconds, the engine ...
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Brake Job 1998 Ford Ranger XLTV6 - 4.0L vin X 245ci

A buddy of mine went to back up one day in his Ranger and his rear left tire was leaking brake fluid heavily. We parked it, jacked it up, removed the wheel, and discovered the wheel cylinder was so ...
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2004 Ford Ranger heater stopped working after repair

I had my AC repaired by the Ford dealer. They said they investigated the whole system and only found it was low on refrigerant so they recharged it and everything was great... Except now my heater ...
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What is the purpose of the rubber cup in the master clutch reservoir?

My clutch feels fine, soft, fine, soft, etc. The other day I checked the clutch fluid and observed that I was not losing any fluid. I took out the rubber cup and put in back in. I remember before, ...
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How to troubleshoot soft clutch in 1999 Ford Ranger?

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel that recently had its clutch replaced. Pilot bearing, pressure plate, slave cylinder, etc. About 4,000 miles after the replacement the clutch started ...
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Are these symptoms of a bad Alternator?

I have a 1986 ford Ranger. I can charge it and it will run as long as the Cables are attached to the car jumping but if I remove them the truck will die after about 5 minutes. It sounds like a ...
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Replaced bad camshaft sensor on '97 Ranger, still won't start

I had an error code on my '97 Ranger that said it needed a new camshaft position sensor, but since the truck still ran fine I put off replacing it. One night I tried to start it, and it fired up for ...
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Coolant still in oil after head gasket change?

I'm a noob, I admit it. but I did things mostly by the book. I had the heads reworked I scraped the top of the engine block clean I installed the head gasket dry as per the instructions. I didn't ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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Can I cut these two bolts to remove the exhaust manifold on a 99 Ranger

I'm changing the head gasket on this truck. Here you can see the exhause manifold bolted onto the upper intake, which I am trying to remove. And here is the reason I would like to remove the exhaust ...
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1999 Ford Ranger - Removing head gasket and found mystery coolant line (?) coming out of firewall. What is this?

I bought this truck broken and I don't know any of its history other than it has a blown head gasket. I've tried to be diligent about labeling things and it's possible I labeled this but the tape ...
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Engine died after driving fast on highway

I drove my 2004 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 on the highway at 120 kph (65 mph) in second gear, and the engine died. Is it seized or can I repair it? The transmission fluid is still the proper color and doesn'...
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2009 Ford Ranger heater Blend Door

My heat blend door actuator burned out. I bought a new one. I installed it but the blend door only moved a fraction of what it is supposed to so I disconnect the actuator to not burn it. My question ...