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Old 01-04-2010, 06:39 PM
intothechaos intothechaos is offline
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Hello everyone, I need advice about my ranger. It started about 3 weeks ago, my Ranger started chirpping and it's been getting a little louder. So far I have changed the idler pully and put a brand new gatorback serpentine belt. I had put belt dressing on it. All of this and the same noise is there. Low and behold I took a look on the right side, front wheel and I saw coolant slowlly leaking.this only happened in the winter cold mornings, and as the day warmed the leak would stop. But what I am trying to get at in the process of elimination is what do you fellow ranger owners think ? I am really starting to think it's the water pump cause it's chirpping louder. Thank you
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:31 PM
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I would guess the coolant is leaking on the belt casing the chirpping or a bearing in the water pump. I just went through my chirpping problem. Ended up being a bad crank pulley!!!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:36 PM
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you said you changed idler pulley what about tensioner? might be bad

also make sure your water pump isnt weeping it could be failing
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:28 AM
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Hello everyone, I am back to gladly tell you all that I have found and fixed the problem. It turned out to be the camshaft synchronizer. It runs beautiful now. Thanks for all of your help and advice.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:32 AM
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Great! Were you able to fix it yourself?
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 AM
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unfortunately not, I prefer to do it myself but it was just a pain. But lucky I took it to a auto shop close by and he worked with me and found it with his stethoscope. So he changed it for me for alot lower than I expected. God blessed me.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:33 AM
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Good deal!
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:05 AM
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Great News!! Can you share the approx cost? This would be good info for me in case I need the same repair needed in the future!!!!
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:40 AM
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Sure Randsand, the part cost me 85 and the labor he charged me was 65... Wheew!! Heh!
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:09 AM
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that would have been my guess if i cought this thread earlier or signed up earlier lol
definitely not a bad price you payed for the replacement
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for the info!!!!!!
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