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small-list Digest Sun, 11 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 039

In This Issue:
Re: 93 headlight aiming
Re: tail light wiring
'92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm
Ranger Tail Lights
Re: Ranger Drive Train Noise Question
Re: Ranger Drive Train Noise Question

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From: ManicMechanicNC netscape.net
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 22:29:58 -0500
Subject: Re: 93 headlight aiming



> Can anyone walk me through aiming a Ranger 1993 headlight without going
> to a dealer?  Thanks,

As merchjo said there should be some screws somewhere behind the headlight bucket; location and head type vary but they'll be torx or small hex.  I forget the torx size but the hex is usuaully 4mm (and a racheting type wrench is a blessing if it's way out!)

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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 23:23:07 -0600
From: Joe Mitchell <meloyelo swbell.net>
Subject: Re: tail light wiring


Thanks (to everyone) for all the suggestions. I've decided that I'll
probably end up getting the trailer wire harness, since that would most
likely be the easiest way to do it.

>Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 13:56:09 -0800 (PST)
>From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: tail light wiring

>Take the easy way on this one.  You can spend $10-15
>and get an adapter for trailers.  European style has

<snipped>


Well, I just don't like the stock tail lights too much, and most aftermarket
(clears and such)  ones are illegal. So, I decided to go with some
better-looking legal ones :)

>From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
>Subject: Re: tail light wiring
>Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:48:49 -0500

>Just interested....why would you want to change the tail lights?



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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:52:21 -0800
Subject: Ranger Drive Train Noise Question
From: "Rick L. Anderson" <r.l.anderson juno.com>


Greetings All,

Vehicle: 1992 Ranger, 4X4, Extended Cab, 5 speed manual, 4.0L

Got a nose problem, in my drive train, which has recently surfaced that
has me stumped.  The noise is a "ticking-type" sound, from under the
vehicle, which occurs only when my truck is moving forward.  It never
happens in reverse.  This noise comes and goes.  When I can hear it, it
seems to disappear when I get above 30MPH.  However, from time-to-time, I
have heard it above that speed.  To troubleshoot it, I jacked up the rear
axle and supported the differential case on jackstands.  I then ran the
rear wheels in a "free spinning" condition through various speeds and was
not able to reproduce the noise.  I do not have a "dyno" to "load-up" the
drive train in a controlled manner.  I inspected the entire driveshaft
and the U-Joints are in good condition with absolutely no slop in any of
them.  I inspected the carrier bearing and do not see any visible damage
or problems.  Has anyone else experienced this kind of problem and, if
so, what was the problem/fix.

Thanks much for the assist.

Cordially

Rick L. Anderson
Puyallup, Washington
R.L.Anderson juno.com
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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:42:12 -0600
From: a&b <pedalfox bellsouth.net>
Subject: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm


My '92 Explorer started just shutting off at 3k rpm the other day. This
was while accelerating, in gear. The tach would just drop like the key
was cut off. Once it dropped below 3 it would cut back on. It seems to
have stopped doing it today. Anyone have any idea where to look for the
cause?
Thanks,
Bill G


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From: "Ron & Madeline Trampe" <telh frontiernet.net>
Subject: Ranger Tail Lights
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:41:23 -0600


I ran into this problem when I went looking at trailers. The trailer dealer
know exactly what was needed. He had an adaptor.
Ron

> From: Joe Mitchell <meloyelo swbell.net>
> Subject: tail light wiring
>
> I have a 97 Ranger, and I want to put a set of taillights from a 2000
Ranger onto it. First, my truck has 3 bulbs in the tail light. One for the
brake/running light, one for the blinker, and one for the reverse light. The
2000 Rangers' have 2 bulbs, one for reverse and one which is the blinker,
brake, and running light.


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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 19:00:59 -0500
From: Theodore D Mills <n3kwq martnet.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger Drive Train Noise Question


A
>Vehicle: 1992 Ranger, 4X4, Extended Cab, 5 speed manual, 4.0L
>
>Got a nose problem, in my drive train, which has recently surfaced that
>has me stumped.  The noise is a "ticking-type" sound, from under the
>vehicle, which occurs only when my truck is moving forward.  It never
>happens in reverse.  This noise comes and goes.  When I can hear it, it
>

Do you have wheel covers?

I had a ticking noise that would only show up at low speed turning left.
I was convinced I had a bad wheel bearing.

My brother popped off the wheel cover and no more ticking.......

My best response to that high tech fix was.....D'OH!!!



Ted

N3KWQ
Aston, Pa

84 Mustang GT (in pieces)
85 Ranger XL 2WD 2.8L
91 F-250 XLT Lariat SC 4X4x460
94 Taurus LX wagon 3.8L

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From: merchjo bellatlantic.net
Subject: Re: Ranger Drive Train Noise Question
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 03:31 +0000


manual or auto hubs?  did you check the front wheel bearings?

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  >From:     "Rick L. Anderson" <r.l.anderson juno.com>
  >To:         small-list ford-trucks.com
  >Subject:     [small-list] Ranger Drive Train Noise Question
  >Reply-To:     small-list ford-trucks.com
  >Date:     Monday, March 12, 2001 2:52 PM
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  >Greetings All,
  >
  >Vehicle: 1992 Ranger, 4X4, Extended Cab, 5 speed manual, 4.0L
  >
  >Got a nose problem, in my drive train, which has recently surfaced that
  >has me stumped.  The noise is a "ticking-type" sound, from under the
  >vehicle, which occurs only when my truck is moving forward.  It never
  >happens in reverse.  This noise comes and goes.  When I can hear it, it
  >seems to disappear when I get above 30MPH.  However, from time-to-time, I
  >have heard it above that speed.  To troubleshoot it, I jacked up the rear
  >axle and supported the differential case on jackstands.  I then ran the
  >rear wheels in a "free spinning" condition through various speeds and was
  >not able to reproduce the noise.  I do not have a "dyno" to "load-up" the
  >drive train in a controlled manner.  I inspected the entire driveshaft
  >and the U-Joints are in good condition with absolutely no slop in any of
  >them.  I inspected the carrier bearing and do not see any visible damage
  >or problems.  Has anyone else experienced this kind of problem and, if
  >so, what was the problem/fix.
  >
  >Thanks much for the assist.
  >
  >Cordially
  >
  >Rick L. Anderson
  >Puyallup, Washington
  >R.L.Anderson juno.com
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  >Fax Number: (801) 912-6657
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