Question about 1998 Ford Ranger SuperCab
If its leaking out of the vent tube hole,, you got a bad pump, if its leaking around the edges of the pump you didn't use sealer at the gasket and that will need to be addressed,, remove the pump and use gasket sealer then tighten down the gasket ( water pump bolts ) in succession , it keeps the gasket from getting a wave in it,
Posted on May 27, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the line leaking is plastic then it's not a brake line it's a fuel line. If the truck runs then it is most likely the return fuel line. If you can't get to it without dropping the tank then that's what you'll have to do, but you shouldn't need to remove it completely.
It is best to siphon out as much gas as possible. Before you removing the bolts take 2 pcs. of smooth fence wire or even 12ga. copper wire and make a cradle to support the tank, cut the wire at least 2 ft. longer than what it will take to go from the frame to the drive-shaft.
At a point about 1/3 in from each end of the tank lupe one end of the wire through holes in the frame and twist it a couple of times, then run it under the tank and around the drive shaft and twisting the ends a couple of turns.
After you get all the bolts out of the tank supports if you don't have room to repair the line you can loosen the wires around the drive-shaft and allow the tank to drop down some[this is why you need the wires 2 ft. longer]
After the repairs which will probably be replacing the rubber fuel hose that attaches the line to the tank,[I'd replace both of them] tighten the wires around the drive-shaft and replace the tank bolts. Remember to get all your bolts started before you tighten any,
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I am sure the leak is the water pump based on years of Escort work, The ZX2 is equipped with a 2.0L DOHC V-Tech engine. The water pump is on the front (rt side of car) of the engine block, visible with the hood up. NAPA autoparts replacement instructions are to loosen the belt drive pulley from the pump BEFORE removing the serpentine belt. Once the four bolts are loose, take the belt off (good time to replace?) remove bolts and old water pump (four more bolts)- it will be tight, but it comes out- clean gasket area and install new gasket and pump in reverse order. That includes putting the pulley on and hand tightening the bolts, put on the belt, finish tightening the bolts to the pulley.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 FORD 4WD RANGER 128,000
Its not the oil relief valve,since it only works when pressure is to high,and even then you dont lose all pressure.. look into the camshaft synchronizer having a broken drive gear at the bottom.they tend to break..working on one now that has this problem,so I know. luck to ya!
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 ford ranger xlt
p0102= mass air flow sensor is dirty or needs to be changed.
p0232= recheck your wiring. you might have crossed wires when changing fuel pump or your fuel sensor might be faulty
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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