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Old 06-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Ranger Larry Ranger Larry is offline
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I recently purchased a 1999 Ranger XLT 4X4 step side with a 3.0 V6 and automatic transmission.

I discovered this forum when searching the internet "Ford Ranger".

I've never participated in an on-line forum and don't know how to proceed???

I have questions on the following issues: ABS light on in dash; "slack" in drivetrain upon taking off, and in stopping.

How do I find help in this forum?
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:02 PM
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welcome to FRF

basically to answer your questions you can either use the search bar for similar problems or you can start a thread specific to your problem in the designated sections (brakes, interior, exhaust....read around, you'll quickly get an idea)
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:03 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:10 PM
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Ok, thanks, will give 'er a rip and see what happen.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:16 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:30 PM
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welcome to FRF, Larry!
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:50 PM
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Welcome.....ABS light could be a number of things wrong with your braking system. Best to have it scanned for any trouble codes (OBD-II trouble codes - at Autozone, Checker, Pep boys,..etc)

The "slack" in the drive-train your speaking of....is it a clunk from start or at a stop? If it is....you need to grease your slip yolk. I believe there are some posts on it.

Basically you locate your slip yolk, remove the plastic boot and spray it with white lithium grease and replace the boot.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:48 AM
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:06 AM
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:52 AM
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Welcome.....ABS light could be a number of things wrong with your braking system. Best to have it scanned for any trouble codes (OBD-II trouble codes - at Autozone, Checker, Pep boys,..etc)

The "slack" in the drive-train your speaking of....is it a clunk from start or at a stop? If it is....you need to grease your slip yolk. I believe there are some posts on it.

Basically you locate your slip yolk, remove the plastic boot and spray it with white lithium grease and replace the boot.

Hope this helps.
Thanks. Re the ABS light, dealer couldn't find anything, my son has the OBD-II on his laptop and he couldn't find any error codes either?? said something about "soft codes" that don't leave a readable code? I want to make sure 1) that there is no actual problem with the ABS and 2) get the darned light out!! I just hate to pop for a new control unit to the tune of almost $700 and then have the light stay on!

Re the drive train slack, yes it only occurs during initial take off and then can be felt during braking. Do you have a way I can find the previous posts on this subject? Again as I'm new to this forum, I'm having trouble navigating the page(s) and finding where I need to be.

Larry
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:27 AM
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You can use the search button on the top right, type in slip yolk
this one looks helpful
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...-gas-help.html

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:02 PM
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