Moisture inside the rear brake drum assemblies can cause the rear drum brakes to grab, or lock when first driving. Inspect the rear brakes, replace the rear shoes as needed, and make any adjustments. The back side of the backing plate needs to be sealed where moisture can get into the drums to prevent this from recurring.
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Need to replace heater core as it's leaking into cabin floor in 1991 Ford Ranger. What are the steps to avoid trouble down the road.
If oil is leaking from the gaskets and seals, the engine needs to be resealed.
Ranger 3.0L and 4.0L
The temperature gauge on the instrument panel may fluctuate and give incorrect readings. If this happens, a new gauge and sender kit should be installed. The sending unit "sends" the information to the gauge.