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  1. Help WIth 99 Ranger Engine

    Hello. I have a 1999 Ford XLT Ranger 3.0 Gas, 170k Miles. I recently overheated and need advice on the issue. The lower hose came loose on the way home and the engine overheated. I put the hose back on correctly, added new coolant and truck started fine so I took it around the block for a...
  2. Truck gets warm with blower motor on

    Hey guys, another question for ya'll. I have a 1994 b4000 4.0l v6 and I have noticed that the truck gets warm with the blower motor on, I originally thought it was just the a/c however I realized that it's just the blower motor on, if I have the heat on it rises or if I am just bringing in air...
  3. Water Pump/ Weep Hole

    My 2003 Ranger with a 3.0 L V6 is dumping coolant when idling and right after I shut it off. I think it is my water pump but I am not sure if the hole I am looking at is the weep hole. There isn't an overheating problem,yet, I drove it about 80 miles home after discovering the problem and...
  4. All new cooling system but still overheats

    I have 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0l 4x4 I have replaced the following 202,000 miles -Water pump -water pump pulley -Radiator -Thermostat -Radiator cap -Radiator and cooling hoses All winter long my truck has done fine first real hot day my A/C quits on me and going down the Freeway at 80mph my...
  5. fixizin

    3.0 runs significantly COOLER on full SYNTHETIC oil!

    Back in early February I gave my low-mileage (52k) Vulcan a "transfusion"... got a sweet deal on a K&R filter and... Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30, and immediately noticed the (factory) temp gauge was down at the 20-25% point, rather than the usual 45-50% range. At first I thought well, it's "winter"...
  6. 1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 RWD rear right brake overheating

    1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 RWD rear right brake was leaking so badly that I had to refill one bottle each time I drove. After replacement of brake cylinder the leak stopped, but after driving I noticed right away an awful smell and then discovered that the brake was touching and causing...
  7. 1986 4x4 ranger xl 2.9 timing/cooling issue's

    when i bought this truck 23 months ago,the previous owner had done a tune up & mis-wired the ignition & she was running on 3 cylinders,not sure how long he ran it that way,i re-wired her & she ran much better with the exception of running much too warm,actually boiling if the heater wasn't...
  8. Erratic Temp Gauge help

    So I just recently noticed something strange with my '97 Ford Ranger. While driving home from work on the highway the other day, my temp gauge needle rose all the way to the red and the warning Check Gauge light came on. The instant the light came on the gauge went back down to the normal...
  9. 2.8l thermostat issues

    I have a 1984 bronco II 2.8l v6 that I recently changed both head gaskets on after loosing a heater core hose (The one that is under the crank). With the thermostat removed the truck cools just fine and can sit there idling all day and barely reach 190 and while driving the temp gauge will sit...
  10. noise coming out air filter and overheating

    Truck just started doing this. It started overheating, but it seems to be intermittent. Sometimes its fine, sometimes its boiling hot :annoyed: It also just started making a low humming noise that seems to be coming out of the air filter. This noise only happens as the RPMs drop on...
  11. 88 overheating/troubleshooting

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum. I have a 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9 4x4. When I go on drives longer then an hour it will suddenly bog down. I try to give it gas but it slowly dies. If I pop the hood and let it cool for about 30min then it starts up fine and keeps running. When I overheat the temp...
  12. Mazda B2500 Overheats During Idle

    I have a 1999 Mazda B2500 that is overheating while idling or when the air is on. Just started hitting 104 days here in Texas so I'm sure that isn't helping the situation. When driving the temp meter is at 50% but when sitting idle the temperature steadily climbs to the red line. I can bring it...
  13. Over Heating off road

    hey i was wounder if anyone had any ideas on making my 94 ranger 4.0 over heating slower cause i can only go mudding for 10 mins before the coolent starts boiling and im not even pushing it that hard. any ideas will help, thanks
  14. Heater Hose Confusion

    Need to get the truck on the road ASAP. Background. I have a 2.3L 1989 Ranger that was overheating the last few days and it was dripping coolant where the heater hose meets the Tee near the valve cover (on the side of the Tee where the small diameter hose connects to the metal vacuum tube) --...
  15. plugged radiator?

    hi i hav a 1984 ford ranger 2.8 v6 4x4, the temp goes to about 210 degrees for normal opperating temp and when i climb hils it goes to 220 but not above that. so after it got up to 210 i shut it off and opened the hood felt the radiator and one side was hot(side with upper hose) other side was...
  16. Bryan101

    Coolant Problems OHV

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  17. Heater/thermostat/vacuum problem

    Currently my 2001 Ranger 2.3L has had some trouble with the heater temperature. For the past month when I start it (very cold outside) the engine makes a slight singing noise but once warmed up this goes away. Now I havent noticed the sound as much even though it is a little warmer, but to my...


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