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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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Are older cars' cigarette lighters the same as modern

Do the Cigarette lighters in the older cars(like my 1986 ford ranger) have the same functionality as modern cars? For example: Should I be able to use a cigarette-lighter adapted phone charger in my ...
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Mazda B3000 (Ranger) Truck takes several tries to start?

I have a 2002 Mazda B3000 (essentially a Ford Ranger) that almost never starts on the first attempt. Usually it takes 2 or 3 tries before the car finally turns over. Each time I hold in the crank I ...
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What is this (cooling-system related) part?

A while back I stopped my 2000 Ford Ranger (V6 4WD) and all of a sudden there was white smoke pouring out from under the hood, indicating that something was leaking radiator fluid. When I opened the ...
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Spark plug gaps - manufacturer or shop manual recomendation?

So I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 OHV Engine and I recently replaced the spark plugs. The thing is, the original recommended spark plugs have a gap of 0.52-0.56, which is what is recommended in ...
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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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Rough idle while warming up, goes away after a tiny rev

I have an 84 Ranger 2.8L V6. It seem that nearly every time I start the car, it has a pretty rough idle while it warms up. If I just rev the engine a little bit for a second and release (just barely ...
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Manual 2008 Ford Ranger won't go into gear sporadically

I recently purchased a used 2008 Ford Ranger. Not long afterwards I began having trouble getting it into gear. I took it in and the clutch was worn out and needed to be replaced. The slave and ...
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Where is IAC valve on 2003 Ford Ranger 6 cylinder?

I'm working in my grandson's car. His idle goes up and down with the A/C off. I can't figure out where the IAC is. He just bought it and we don't have manuals or diagrams yet. Can someone help me ...
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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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96 Ranger. I replaced the clutch. Now it won't go into gear

I'm no mechanic and I'm stuck. I've got a 1996 2.3L Ford Ranger. I replaced The clutch disk, pressure plate, pilot bearing, and release bearing. I then got the transmission put back into place. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to increse Idle Air OR Gas - 1986 ford ranger

I have a 1986 for ranger that sounds sluggish on idle not bad just not great. If I push a little on the gas the idle sounds perfect. I am wondering how I can achieve the same affect automatically?
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Oil pressure low on an 84 Ranger

I've recently changed the oil and filter on my 84 Ranger 2.8L V6. I used 10w-30 dino oil and filled it in range on the dip stick. I noticed that after I changed the oil, the oil pressure gauge (on ...
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Wheel bearing grease quantity

I own a Ford Ranger and want to know whether to pack extra grease in the hub, especially in the space between the inside bearing and the seal and within the spindle cap outside the outer bearing. I ...
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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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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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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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No radiator fluid in resevoir

Obviously you shouldn't drive with no coolant, because in most cases obviously your car will overheat, blow a head gasket and all that fun stuff. I drive a 4cyl 2.5L Ford Ranger. One time I realized ...
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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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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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No Damage/ top fuel economy rpm shift point

I am driving my Brother's 2002 4.0L gas ford ranger truck 5 speed manual transmission. What RPM should I shift at for best fuel economy. Also what RPM should I not let the truck go below while driving ...
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1999 Ford Ranger Exhaust Repair

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger with a 3L 6v flex fuel 2 door extended cab with a 6 ft bed. I need to replace the entire exhaust, however I cannot find a Y-pipe for the catalytic converter. All the parts ...
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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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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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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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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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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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1997 Ford Ranger brake pedal hard, air noise, not returning

Ever since I got a new motorcycle the truck has been sitting around, to the point that it has become alive with moss (we get a lot of rain and flexible temps, the truck is usually moist inside). I ...
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Ford Ranger manual transmission randomly squeals in 5th gear

My clutch started to slip and was squealing so I had a new clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder, pilot and throw out bearings all replaced. It drives fine, but it randomly makes a loud squeal in fifth ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ford Ranger 1989 2.3 L 2wd intermittent stutter/stall 2k rpm

My Ranger has started to stutter violently and occasionally stall out at around 2k rpms while in drive. It doesn't happen when in park and I rev it up to 2k rpms. It happens in any gear while in ...
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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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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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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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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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Removing the smog pump on an 84 Ranger

I have an old 84 Ranger with a 2.8L V6 and I'm trying to squeeze out as much power out of the engine as possible. The cat had been removed by the last owner, so the pump was essentially just pushing ...
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How difficult is it to change the shocks on my 2007 Ford Ranger 2WD

I need to replace shocks for my 2007 Ford Ranger. Is this something that can be done with little skill?
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Driving my truck when it started shaking and making strange sound

Was driving my 1988 ford ranger 2.1L 4 cylinder when it started putt-putting along at slower speeds, even shaking when going slow, also making almost I want to say a scraping noise, like if something ...
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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 ...