Question about 1988 Ford Ranger
Does anyone Know Where the ground for the gas gage is on a 1988 ford Ranger or Bronco?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1988 ford ranger
Though it's a bit late from when this question was asked... But... I replaced my timing belt before it broke. Like anything else on my 88 ford ranger it was the easiest thing! If your really carefull and remove the plugs! You must remove the plugs because of the compression that's there waiting to fire when you next start the car. Dissasemble the fan, fan cover, and the pulley and the plastic cover. Not exactly in that order, just what you need to access the belt. Score or mark or paint where one or two teeth of each pulley is in reference to a non moving part of the truck (you can rotate the whole thing to a convient setup by hand) make sure when you rotate the assembly it feels somewhat free you can see and feel that there is no tension on the belt in ANY area. When you have all the marks set up loosen the bolt holding the tensioner use a bar to move the tensioner out of the way just enough then tighten the bolt on the tensioner, that will keep it locked open while you simply and carefully slide out the belt then slide in the new belt keeping the marks 'still', just go slow and keep your eyes open. Maybe I just got lucky...But the theory is sound and worked for me.
Probably could use a diming light to make sure but I don't have one and the truck still runs fine. Oh and by the way... if you ever need to replace the heater core it'll take you all of 20 mins if you have even the basic of abilities and the right screw driver :)
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
souds like you have no power to the coil when key is on
when you crank the motor you get a boost of 12v from the starter circut thats why it only runs when you hold the ket on start and stops when you ley it go
turn your ignition on and check with a test light if you have power if not check all fuses
you can jump a wire from the + side of the battery to the + side of the coil to keep it running to get you to a garage if you cant find the problem
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
allow the system to cool down
take radiator cap loose to release pressure
once pressure is released tighten cap
loosen clamps on the heater hoses in the engine compartment on the pass. side of firewall.
plug or cap off the heater core tubes to prevent spillage when you pull it into the truck
place a trash bag on floorboard in case spillage occurs
remove the five screws holding the heatre core access cover, three on top and two on bottom
carefully pull heater core back and down and remove it from the dash
install is reverse
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
i replaced my rear lines from the master cylinder to the adapter by the rear axle and that seamed to help me. you probably have a leak somewhere.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
if its throttle body, give it a good cleaning with carb cleaner while its running and hold open the throttle so it wont die. also I would check out the TPS (throttle position sensor) pretty cheap fix.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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