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  1. 1988 Ranger Brake Lights stuck on 24/7

    Hi! I'm having an issue with my brake lights staying on all the time. They have been staying on for about a month and a half or 2 months now and I haven't been able to figure out the problem yet. The problem started out as the lights just coming on and off at random, even as the truck was off...
  2. Left dash cluster not working, at all

    Hello, all. I have a 1985 Ford Ranger-specifically a December of 1984, a weird transitional model that uses a mixture of parts from 1984 and 1985, most notably a mechanical fuel sender in a 1985 tank. While this is my second car, this is the first one I've worked on. I know somewhere between...
  3. 5.0 Engine Swap Electrical Problems

    Hello, this is my first post so don't yell at me. I need help diagnosing a problem that happens when it gets really hot outside. I live in SC so it gets pretty warm here from time to time. On the hottest days, the engine will run perfectly if you are cruising down the road, but if you go and...
  4. 2004 Ranger Won't Start

    I turned by truck in for whirling noise I heard toward the front of the engine. I assumed it was a bearing of some sort. I left it with the mechanic so he would test drive it, so he could hear it himself. Of course, he did not. He opened the hood to hear what he could in the engine. It was...
  5. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  6. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  7. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  8. urgent headlight issue /88 ranger

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  9. 91 ranger no start when warm

    so i have had no avail to this truck its been one thing after another first the whole thing dies then after new eec it started running fine till the other day when i went to fill up and i go to start it and nothing. i get off work and go back to it and it starts fine but only when the motor is...
  10. How do I find the right engine wiring harness?

    I have 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0l 4x4 The previous owner messed up part of the engine wiring harness. I have been trying to find the harness I can use to replace all the messed up connectors but I cannot seem to find the exact one that matches my truck. Surely Ford didn't use a different harness...
  11. 1997 Ford Ranger with LOTS of electrical issues! PLEASE HELP!

    I bought my truck about a year ago and I have been trying to sort out electrical gremlins ever since. The truck had been wrecked so I have airbag codes but the guy who owned it cut the wiring harness in several places on the passenger side. He also cut the harness behind the radio. I replaced...
  12. All about them gauges

    So I have a 93 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 with a manual transmission. Problem: All of the gauges with the exception of the speedometer gauge are dead. The speedometer gauge goes crazy when you accelerate and goes to the correct speed when you let off of the gas. When it happened: I knew a guy that...
  13. Transmission Gone CrAzY?!

    I recently had a new transmission put in my truck but the O/D OFF light still flashes. I have taken it back NUMEROUS times to have it checked because that usually means its over heated but everything checks out and reads fine. The one thing that changed after the first one blowing up was some...
  14. Electrical issue. Alternator and Battery brand new

    Recently my battery died, and I replaced it and got new terminals. The battery was still not charging, so I replaced the alternator. Still nothing. Then the last time I was working on it, smoke came out from the insulation of the harness to the alternator. I am now getting about 13.5 volts from...
  15. 4.0 conversion electrical issue

    I am in the midst of doing a 4.0 conversion from my 1992 ranger stx 4.0 4x4 5speed into my 1990 ranger xlt 2.9 2wd 5speed. No problems getting the engine in and hooked up and got it running but my instrument cluster doesn't work, the turn signal indicators and high beam indicator are alway...
  16. 1994 ranger randomly won't start

    I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 single cab with a 3.0 liter V6 and a manual 5 speed transmission. I've been having a few odd electrical problems in the past few months and I just can't quite find the root of it all. The truck runs great, idles smooth, and never skips a beat, however, every so...
  17. Truck won't start at random times

    I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 single cab with a 3.0 liter V6 and a manual 5 speed transmission. I've been having a few odd electrical problems in the past few months and I just can't quite find the root of it all. The truck runs great, idles smooth, and never skips a beat, however, every so...
  18. right headlight goes out when using high beams?

    Hey guys, I have a '99 ford ranger xl single cab with the SOHC 2.5l four cylinder. I have always noted that there was little to no difference between high and low beam on the truck and figured out why tonight. It seems that both headlights work when the low beams are on, and for some reason the...
  19. 982WDRanger

    Clicking Noise, No Start?

    So I finished up beefing my tract-bar mounts today, tightened down all my suspension components and was going to take her out on a trail to she how she goes since I just did my first SAS. Got in and turned the key, nothing.....tried again....nothing. Had no lights, dash lights, check engine...
  20. Electrical problem/ground fault

    Hi guys, I'm running down low on ideas/solutions to solve an electrical (wich I believe to be a serious ground fault) problem on my 98 B-4000 4.0L (Manual transaxle, 4X4). Any help will be appreciated. Let me start by the symptoms: While driving at low speeds in the woods at night coming...


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