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1999 ford Ranger 4.0, would oversize tires cause my gas milage to go down. I bought this truck and gas mileage sucks, it has rims and tires from a explorer

Wrong size rims and tires

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    David Thomas Nov 03, 2012

    Yes everyone knows that. I fixed my problem last night, both emergency brake cables where frozen and causing a drag on wheels. I replaced them and now I noticed that the truck is rolling freely. I am sure this was the problem, I was only getting like 12 miles to a gallon, my old ranger with the same engine got 18 to 20.

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Its a truck ,Don,t expect good gas milage from it, None of the older ones are great on gas milege

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Original Equipment Sizes for 1999 Ford Explorer Limited 4wd Original Equipment Size: 255/70-16
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I would say change the VSS ( vehicle speed sensor ) It is located on the top of the differential for the rear end. I belive it will take a 1/2 inch or 13mm wrench to remove it. It is about twenty five bucks from the dealer. This should get the speedo working. If this is bad the E4OD transmission cannot verify where it should be shift wise and shifts erratically.

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