Question about Ford Cars & Trucks
My steering feels light as though there is reduced controll.
Check your ball joints and tie rod ends for play.
Posted on Nov 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
metal particles on the trigger wheel sensor of the rear differential case, this causes a loose of signal and the light to come on. also a broken tooth on the trigger wheel inside the diff can cause this or a dirty/corroded connection to the sensor from water intrusion.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
The problem could be anything from a power steering hose has leaked out all the power steering fluid or the steering rack could be leaking fluid. Has the car made any strange noises when turning the steering wheel? A car that is loosing power steering fluid will at some point lose so much fluid as to make the power steering pump cavitate (starve for fluid) and the pump will make a high pitched noise when it has too little fluid in it. I can't remember if the 1996 ranger had only one belt on the engine or if the power steering has it own seperate belt. The belt being gone would prevent the power steering from working but if you only have one belt the car would also overheat.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: 2001 Ford Ranger V6 timing chain
The Ford motors are pretty good. I had 280K on a 2.9 V-8 that only needed the oil changed every 3K. Unless you have fluctuatuation in the timing then you should be ok.
These engines use a chain rather than a belt and have excellent life.
Rich RPM Northwest
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
For 1993 Ford Truck Ranger 4WD 3.0L MFI 6cyl the Control Module-Ignition is located under hood, center, rear engine area, mounted on distributor.
Fig. 1: View of the remote mounted Ignition Control Module (ICM)
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Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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