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  1. 98' B4000 Everything Under Driver Side Moist / Wet Like a HOT Shower....

    Recent week of heavy rains then over-night all neighborhood cars and lawns frozen frost. After lunch temps raised and noticed the entire under dash area was moist and wet. Every surface and area. Carpet on driver side did not feel wet It looked like if you close the bathroom door and take a...
  2. 98 B4000 4.0 2WD Engine Area Chirp / Squeak on Start and LOTS While Driving...

    When I start the (manual trans) 4.0L 2WD there is a "chirp / "squeak" very brief. If I stay in neutral in driveway and "stab" the gas pedal I can get the slight chirp / squeak at the end of the rise in RPM If I go down the road in gear or neutral, the chirping / squeaking becomes much more Does...
  3. 2nd Heater Blend Door Servo Motor in 5 Years....

    Heat was on FULL all the time and TEMP dial had no effect. I had already done years back the blend door repair kit (metal pivot) and then in 2014 the blend door server motor So now I dropped the glove box and put my right hand on the servo motor as I turned the TEMP dial... felt NO MOTION Next I...
  4. Need Plastic Fender Flares for 1998 B4000 SE 2WD

    Have some rear wheel well rust and want to go the fender flare route. Trying to find plastic rear flares but can't seem to find any. Anyone have ideas for information on where to get them ?
  5. Heater Control Knob or Blend Door Motor ?

    Already did the blend door fix a few years back and has been working great ( http://www.heatertreater.net/magento/ford/ranger/93-08/ford-ranger-93-08.html ). Now I noticed (cooler mornings ) the blend door is not always moving when I turn the temp knob cool to hot and back. The door is not...
  6. Correct Operation Of Heater Control Valve

    Have a 98" B4000 (5 spd) and recently took notice on the Heater Control Valve and when it should "operate / move". I have done the blend door fix and I have also replaced the Heater Control Valve some years back. When truck is "OFF" and I pull the vacuum line off the HCV, the pivot arm will...
  7. 1998 B4000 5spd RWD Tranny Mount Replacement

    With the almost 70F weather today in NJ, I decided to change the tranny mount (truck has 206,000 miles0. I did some research before today to review the steps. For me I wound up removing the cross beam that the bottom of the tranny mount bolts to. Each side of the frame has 4 bolts each. I also...
  8. Camshaft Position Synchronizer B4000

    I have the "chirp" condition on my synchronizer. I looked up videos and postings on the internet. I went to my 1998 B4000 (4.0L) to see the location. Much to my surprise. It is BURIED on the back of the engine UNDER the intake manifold ! So at 206,000 the truck is running great so I will leave...
  9. 98' B4000 5-spd Tranny Fluid Replacement

    205,600 current miles and 75K miles since the last drain-fill on the 5-spd tranny. Drained this week and fluid was BLACK. pumped in just under 3 quarts of Mercon V. Immediately felt the difference as I shifted to pull back down the ramps. And quick drive around town proved the same. Nice and...
  10. 98' B4000 5-spd Tranny Mount Question

    Does the tranny mount handle noise and vibration reduction into the cabin or does it aid in shifting "feel" / ease ? Truck has 205,000 miles and runs very well except for the occasional "hard to shift" which I think happens in part to drive line position (angle of road, truck position such as...
  11. 98' B4000 Leaking Coolant at Top Radiator Hose / T-Stat Neck

    Upper and lower (LARGE) radiator hoses changed about 2 years ago along with T-Stat. Now I noticed there is dripping after the truck warms up at the point where the upper large radiator hose meets the T-stat neck. Temps here today 25F and I started the truck for about no more than 10 minutes...
  12. 04' Ranger 4.0 AWD Auto Spongy Brake Pedal on LEFT Turns Only

    Dealer said ABS parts are "on their way out"... no ABS light (yet) to the tune of $ 1,400.00. Never seen this before where the condition is on LEFT turn only. Areas to check ? Straight braking and right turns are fine ......
  13. 98 B4000 Looking for rear wheel opening plastic trim

    I have seen other Ranger / B4000 trucks with the black wheel well molding that goes around the lip of both rear wheel openings. I called local Mazda dealer today and he said "no longer available", I could call the salvage yards but is there really no dealer inventory / ordering available for...
  14. 2000 F-250 V10 eBrake Release Cable Broke Easy to Change ?

    The cable snapped when pulling the release handle for the foot eBrake. I can see where it feeds and looked around online for DIY write up. Does the eBrake assembly have to totally be removed to install the new cable ?
  15. 98' B4000 H A/C Blend Door Repaired

    Poked around the forums again and finally decided to do it. Called local Ford and they sell the whole heater box ($275.00) not the blend door alone. I looked at the metal version see on-line : http://www.heatertreater.net/ I decided to use the RockAuto Dorman door for under $ 50 (has metal top...
  16. Tips on Replacing Clutch Master/Slave on 2000 F-250 V10 5spd

    I have done clutch master / slave on Hondas which are solid metal and metal tubing. I have also bled a 1998 B4000 clutch. Now doing a replacement job for friend and have the new master / slave. Other that appearing that these are all plastic parts, any procedure tips to watch for ? Thanks in...
  17. 1998 B4000 5spd 187K miles Cooling System Issues

    Replaced upper and lower radiator hoses w/ coolant in ealry September. All good till yesterday when coolant blew out on 8 minute COLD morning startup. Appeard to be crack near upper hose on radiator casing. Replaced radiator with Ford radiator( $ 160.00). Did the fill, squeeze hose routine for...
  18. 2001 F-250 (V10) Driver Lock Solenoid Removal ?

    Solenoid force too weak to lock/unlock the door. Need to use key all the time. I pulled the door card off and is it easy enough to remove the solenoid from the latch assembly ? Or the whole thing has to come out ?
  19. Replaced 1998 B4000 e-Brake Cable

    Tried NAPA and their cable was $ 13. However it was ONLY the cable and not the heavy rubber surrounding sheath and ends. Returned and went to Ford and got one for $ 42.00. Had to remove the entire e-brake assembly (three bolts one a PITA on top behind the gears. IN addition the pull handle for...
  20. Can bad motor mounts on 98' B4000 cause hard shifting ?

    98' 4.0L 5-spd 2wd shifts fine 90% of the time. Never grinds. Just when at a stop HARD to get into 1st....and sometimes it can't go into any other gear without a HARD push....still no gear grinding. Almost appears to be how the truck is positioned. Clutch and master / slave replaced last year...


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