20 Most Recent 1985 Ford Ranger Questions & Answers


Has a engine misfire or ignition control module is bad . Your best bet take it to a qualified repair shop that can diagnose the problem by testing an not guessing .

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Aug 10, 2017


Somewhere in the wiring you have a bare wire that is touching to ground, which on an old truck is kinda common, there is nmot quick fix or one thing that is causing this, you need to check the whole wiring harness from the switch to the taillights. Here is alink to a poss source of wiring diagras for the truck. http://bbbind.com/free_tsb.html

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


From the fuel tank along the driver side frame rail up to the engine.

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jun 15, 2016


If the starter motor continues to operate with the ignition not in the start position, suspect a faulty starter solenoid located by the battery area

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 23, 2016


If you have a stick shift that goes directly into the top of the box, the problem could be a missing pivot pin in the ball at the bottom of the stick
under that ball and directly at the end if the stick is a smaller ball that should have a plastic cup attached
that cup fits neatly into the selector rail slots
if it is missing ( probably broke up and fallen to the bottom of the box) the shift will be very sloppy
if the pivot in the turret is missing ( probably fallen out on the raid) the lever has no leverage point to move the selector rails

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 19, 2015


They make a module wrench just for those. Any good parts store will have them. If it looks like a bolt head a 7/32 will work but it needs to be a very thin wall. If it is a torx it is a T-20

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1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


Matthew, I assume you have replaced the missing carb with a new one, is it an OEM original? or an after market? It matters what carb you put on because of smog laws and whether or not the carb you bought is smog legal for your truck, if it is not the exact same as the factory original then there wont be a correct vacuum line schematic. If when you do have the correct replacement carb then type in (1985 ford ranger, v6 2.8l vacuum line diagram) in to your google search engine, search under " images" there you will find lots of diagrams of vacuum line routing. If you are not able to do any of this then take the truck to a qualified service tech, there are also mobile service mechanics that can help, good luck to you sir. One final note, you can plug each of the vacuum outlets on the carburetor with the appropriate size vacuum caps, this will allow you to start the engine and make minor adjustments, then you can drive the truck to a qualified tech

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 17, 2015


No idea & I doubt anyone knows

That doesn't really tell us why your asking

If you got no stick or some issue with it

Try a salvage yard for one,you do after all,
know the motor you have & oil pan configuration

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 04, 2014


Being an 85, I would start by replacing all the vacuum lines and fittings, along with the pcv valve. Next would be a tune up, clean the throttle/carb and a fuel and air filter.

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 01, 2014


I am not sure..sounds funny though, may be the battery.

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


I went to Google search and typed in, "1985 ford ranger vacuum line route", came up with lots of schematics

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jun 15, 2014


The best is that oil that comes in it from the factory. The book that came with the truck or a good service station can tell.

1985 Ford Ranger | Answered on Mar 31, 2014

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