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09 Ford ranger 4x4 super Cab. When I turn the selector switch to 4 high or 4 low it doesn't do anything. It worked about a week ago. But now it doesn't.
When I drive with the lights turned off it starts again fine.
If I boost it it also starts without any problem after running with the lights on.
Starts fine every time I run with the lights off, but the 2 times I've tested driving with my lights on it's like the alternator is not charging the battery.

When it doesn't start the interior and dash lights come on but the engine will not turn over and then starts clicking like a dead battery.
Once it is jumped seems to charge again fine and starts multiple times if the lights have not been turned on.
The truck acts like it's trying to run hot with in 8 miles pressure on cap
Ranger 2003 3.0 engine
What seems to make the problem better or worse? never changes
How long have you had this problem? 2 days
Acts like not running on all cylinders on accelleration. Sometimes, but not too often stalls when first taking off. Also had codes 111 and 176.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Sometimes letting off throttle alittle when accellerating then getting back into it will smooth it out. Also runs better after fueling up, as if opening the fuel cap makes a difference.
How long have you had this problem? a couple weeks
driving with a/c on but not working then suddenly it starts working for a while then its stops working for a couple days then out of the blue it starts up again
odometer shows - - - - - - when key is on, can't get transmission out of park, can hear faint click when try to start
What seems to make the problem better or worse? nothing
How long have you had this problem? 3 days
u can turn key nothing happens u can't take out of park either
What seems to make the problem better or worse? stays same
How long have you had this problem? today
Lost key to truck for over 10 years now - I need to change keys - I cannot release for key core - how do I get it out - in fact there is not a 1/8 hole to push. Help
How long have you had this problem? Over 10 years

How long have you had this problem? 2 days
I have been driving my 2000 Ranger 4.0 for about an hour, engine starts having smoke from the hood. Checked oil, down .5 qt, put some in. Not overheating and temp gauge not rising. Checked under hood after a few minutes of stopping and could only smell a bad smell. Nothing showing on fire or burning or overheating. What are these rangers know for when it comes to engine heating up? Thanks for your time.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Not sure
No matter what setting you put in on still blows to windshield
I pulled up to a friends house it ran great, i go to leave and its running so rough i cant even get down the street. Its backfiring thru the intake and the exhaust it coughs and sputters, absolutely no acceleration and then it dies. Its undriveable. I replaced the wires and plugs cleaned the MAF sensor and im about to put a new filter on. Seems to idle ok sometimes, until i put the manual trans into gear then it wants to die...sometimes i can keep it going by pumping the gas, litely pushing the gas or just keeping the gas pressed down to the floor. Othertimes it wont even idle just starts coughs sputters backfires and dies. I been having to take the bus to work and i really need to figure this out and get it resolved as its my only vehicle. Any help? Many thx.
The radiator is leaking? As long as I keep putting water in It, I can drive it. But I'm afraid I may make the situation worse since I don't know exactly know what the problem is.
is this some kind of warning or nothin to worry about
Oil gage jumping. Why will it do that
jumped from normal set up 1/4 back to normal back up 1/4 then back to normal it only done it one time so far
it jumps from normal range up about 1/4 way then back to normal then did it again ????
After it goes out temp and oil gages read normal
When brake pedal is engaged while braking it does not disegage it self when you let off the brake. What could the problem be??
Engine starts fine, under load it bogs and hesitates.when heavy acceleration, engine missfires. Spark plugs get carbon fouled.
How to set the timing on a 1994 ford ranger
I've got anot her 2.3 for my 86 ranger, sill the old school 4 plug setup... engine had been changed over to carborated, now switched back to efi, had points installed but is now electronic distributor... can get engine to run but have to hold throttle open to get it to do anything. Timing has been set correctly and has fire on all plugs, but still missing on one cylinder... has all new fuel system including lines all the way up to the rail, has new tps, mass airflow, coil, and entire distributor has been rebuilt, but still can't get it to run correctly... any suggestions?
Do I have to be setting still and in neutral to lock the truck in and unlock it
It is a 2004 ford ranger extended cab 4 wheel drive with a 4.0 v6 and a 5 speed manual transmission.
I need a radiator replacement with hoses and thermostat.
I have a coolant leak and I suspect it's the radiator but I'm not sure. What signs are there that my water pump has failed?
Heat hand had not working looking for heat sensor on motor
I can't find a lever to adjust it with. And if it doesn't, can the steering wheel height be re-positioned another way? The steering wheel is to low. Thanks.
Does anyone know what size disconnect I need to remove the fuel filter? I heard there are two sizes, 3/8" or 5/16".
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