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Old 05-15-2015, 01:17 PM   #31
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Default 2001 and up

If you can tune or get a chip burned, 2001 up OBDII allows one to adjust the speedo for tire size changes and gearing changes. You can input Tire Rev Per Mile and Gearing.

Performance is best with the right gear ratio for the size tires you run. That's another subject, but if you've done performance upgrades and changed gearing or tire size, changing the tune for those will get the most out of your rig with an automatic transmission. The tranny is shifted by the computer and will shift too late with big tires and to soon with small tires.

I've tuned my rig with a Tweecer
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:22 PM   #32
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Hey guys---I'm new to this forum and I've got a project I'm working on, and need some help. I bought a good 95' 4x4 Ranger body and I'm putting the engine and driveline from a 1963 F100 in it (223 CID 6--3 spd trans). The 95' has an electronic speedometer. I was wondering if you guys with a lot of Ranger knowledge would know if and earlier model (93-94) cluster will fit my dash. The PCM will be completely done away with, and I'll need the fuel, temp, voltmeter and mechanical speedometer----any advice or suggestion? Thanks, Dennis
It would be very helpful if you started a new thread, with a descriptive title, for your project. We can certainly provide help and advice, but it's best not to clutter up an existing, informational, and only loosely-related thread with discussion of your specific project.

Once you get that new thread started, I'll reply there with some questions and suggestions.
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Default 83 Ranger speedometer not workjng

Hey there, 83 Ranger v6 2.8 manual. Bought the truck with the Speedometer not operational. Checked the rear worm gear in transmission and seems to be working fine, any other ideas or advice? Sorry if this has been asked before
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Hey there, 83 Ranger v6 2.8 manual. Bought the truck with the Speedometer not operational. Checked the rear worm gear in transmission and seems to be working fine, any other ideas or advice? Sorry if this has been asked before
See my post above, from April 24, 2016.
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Default 96 speedo repair.

Hope this helps someone.

96 4x2 3.0 auto. No power options. I added a cluster from a 96 explorer for the tach. Had to swap a couple of pins on the connectors so warning lights were correct. I pulled it a few times to paint gauge needles from white to orange. About a week ago it started fluctuating, a little at first then got worse. The Trans would slip and shift hard occasionally. I changed speed sensor on Trans and then the cluster. Nothing changed. I decided to trouble shoot the circuit and found my problem. Pic was taken through a magnifying glass.
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After I cleaned the wires you can clearly see the burn from arcing.
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And this is where it was located. This harness is on top of the trans and the 2 forward connectors are behind the heads.
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A couple of notes on checking for wiring issues.
Break circuits into smaller parts to isolate and rule out areas.
Disconnect things that might share a ground.
When checking continuity, you're not just looking for a good path on your wire. You're looking for a connection on a wire that shouldn't have one.

Before I got to this harness, I had my circuit divided in half and found ohms on a wire that should not have been touching mine.

In the end, I repaired the wire and the truck runs smoothly.
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