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  1. Higher Output Alternator

    Hi All, I have a 1991 Ranger Supercab with 3.0. I'm looking to replace the alternator with one of a higher amp/voltage. I'm wanting to do some modern technology in it. Since my local auto parts store only carries the standard 75 Amp, I'm looking for reputable online vendors. Just the names...
  2. New Alternator not Charging after Direct Short

    My 1994 Ford Ranger 3.0 has been having an electrical issue that revealed itself the other day by catching fire. I had a major direct short on my blk/org B+ alternator wire in between my inline fusible link and the starter solenoid relay. While the truck was running the short was not complete...
  3. Gangwer296

    Alternator plug HELP

    My 4.0 1991 ranger has a pig tail unlike any replacement alternators at orielly. It is the style with two outer clips instead of the more round single clip connection. Do I need to just replace this pig tail?? I’m currently broken down I’m going to replace the alternator in the morning when...
  4. Just replaced belt tensioner and belt due to squeal. Now I can hear more noises. Help diagnose what else needs fixing?

    1999 Ranger XLT, no A/C pump. ~241K miles. I just finished replacing my belt tensioner and serpentine belt due to squeal. The squeal is eliminated, but now that it's gone I'm hearing other noises. Not sure if they were there before, and I just hadn't noticed them or if they're new. The squeal...
  5. e85

    anyone here running ethanol? having issues with cold starts, and recently alternator went out, gonna replace with higher amp alt, but just wondering if anyone else on here ran into a similar issue when switching to e85 and how u went about troubleshooting. 2000 3.0 ranger, 5spd. ty
  6. 2003 ford ranger edge alternator

    Hi, my alternator is currently going on my 2003 ford ranger edge 3.0L. if I'm not mistaken I have the 95A alternator. I have an aftermarket audio pieces in my truck. Will the 130a alternator from a 2004 ford escape 4.0L fit my truck? I have one available near by. Thanks in advance
  7. FillMarr

    Terrible Night

    It was supposed to be a great day. I took my clean ranger -- which I just lifted Thursday with doetsch tech 3" spindles -- out for a day trip. I drove 4 hours total, and then ended up breaking down about 5 miles from home. That's not the story. The story is that was a Boston state trooper...
  8. Alternator/charging questions

    Hi gents, hopefully I have the right section for this. Replace my alternator a few days ago after the battery light came on. Replaced the alternator the battery light turned off. 2 days later (last night) I noticed my dash lights getting really dim. withing 5 minutes of that, the truck lost all...
  9. DankTank

    Daily Down!

    I'm in a bad mood and need to rant right now. So, my daily driver, my 2008 Acura TL stopped cranking. I walked over to it mashing the unlock button like I tend to do, and got a bad feeling when the car didn't blink at me. all the lights are dim and only 4 diagnostic lights are coming on. And...
  10. Alternator Not Charging the Battery? Could be wiring issue?

    Hey all - a friend and I are trying to get an '88 ranger 2.9l V6 up and running. Main issue is that the truck won't always start and won't always stay running. The truck starts right up when it is jumped and I've run it for up to 40 minutes (with the radio/air/lights on, putting a load on the...
  11. The_Epsicle

    Alternator damaged during removal

    I did a dumb a few months ago and I just found out about it. I'm in the beginning stages of removing the 4.0 engine on my 1994 Ranger and I had some unexpected trouble with the alternator. When I last attached the nut to hold on the power wire for the alternator (pictures below) the washer must...
  12. Ranger won't start after alternator replacement

    I have a 1990 Ranger 4x4 with 2.3l and the truck won't start. The alternator quit and burned up the plug on the alternator and I replaced both the alternator and the plug on the end of the harness. After the alternator was replaced the truck started and ran for about 3 minutes, then sputtered...
  13. 2002 4.0L charging problems

    I've read a lot of posts on this and other sites regarding testing and troubleshooting my Ranger's charging problems but I'm stumped. What happened and what I did: The truck sat for a few weeks and when I last drove it, the battery light was on and the voltmeter was way below normal. I turned...
  14. Alternator removal / installation

    Hey all, So I am in the middle of an alternator swap because my old one does not support some audio upgrades I have done. Problem is, nothing I could find online talks about the alternator that my truck has in it. Here is a photo album of the old one and the new one. The wires that are...
  15. truck missing after new alternator

    recently after a fishing trip my 89 ford ranger 2.3l would not start battery was dead. si u out my boat battery in it and used it to start the truck and i kept the boat battery in it untill i got home. when i got home i pulled the pos. cable off the battery and the truck died so i figured it was...
  16. AOMills

    Turn signals inop, abs light on, related to the key?

    This has been a quirk that I've grown accustomed to over the years but has gotten worse and is now a real annoyance. It's a multi-step routine... 1. Start & drive my 1990 Bronco II 2. Drives fine 3. Without provocation, Rear ABS light illuminates/turn signals become inoperative/battery stops...
  17. Battery light on-1999 ranger 4 cylinder

    Hi everyone, i have searched the forum for threads on this topic and have not found any,so forgive me if this topic has been covered already. I recently noticed that when my engine goes above 3000 rpm, the battery light would flicker. Eventually, it started staying on (solid light as opposed...
  18. GEM module problem? or something else?

    ON my '96 Ranger, 2.3 L 4-cyl manual, there was about a 5 A parasitic drain. I looked for frayed/bare wires, but because of my limited multimeter, could not narrow it down. Took it to a mechanic who said it was the GEM module and so I decided to order and install one myself. Upon further probing...
  19. Another alternator question

    Good morning all. Working on SWMBO's truck today. We have a 2004 Ranger 4.0. The alternator went out a couple months ago and I replaced the brushes and voltage regulator. Just the other day, it wouldn't start. Figured we left the door ajar or something and jumped it. It's done the same now...
  20. RESTORING 1985 ranger 4x4 reg cab

    Hey this is my first time posting. I have had several rangers over the years. All first gen rangers currently I'm rebuilding a 1985 ranger 4x4 standard. I have a bit of work to do. The alternator was wired to the engine by a monkey. Bypassing everything. I need to rewire the regulator just...


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