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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-21-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,718
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Replaced the battery. The old one was over 5 years old so I guess it was time for it to die. New one was over $150. It wasn't very long ago that batteries were less than $100.

Also changed...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-31-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,718
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Changed the brake light switch (above the brake pedal) today. A few days ago, someone pulled up beside me in traffic and said "your brake lights don't work." They did work, but only when the brake...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-30-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By xevo
Re: Do I have a long bed or short bed?

Short bed is 6 feet, long bed is 7 feet. That is a short bed. I don't think extended cab Rangers have long beds.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-29-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,718
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Over the past couple of days I replaced all the heater hoses and the lower radiator hose (I replaced the upper hose a couple of years ago when I first got the truck-- the previous owner had replaced...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-23-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,585
Posted By xevo
Re: Fix shift indicator?

Funny, I did this very fix last weekend, after watching that video... I like ChrisFix's videos.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-28-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By xevo
Re: Trying to replace AC accumulator

Yes, I got the quick disconnect tool - it took a while but it finally separated.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-28-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By xevo
Re: Trying to replace AC accumulator

No leaking, and it's great to have a working AC again, because we've had some sweltering days lately.
There was some spongy black padding around the old accumulator, and it was crumbling. I'm...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By xevo
Re: Trying to replace AC accumulator

It is done! New accumulator is on, fresh R134a added. Will check for leaks tomorrow.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-27-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By xevo
Re: Trying to replace AC accumulator

I figured as much, that it would need a tool similar to those used to remove fuel lines.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-27-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By xevo
Trying to replace AC accumulator

While trying to add refrigerant in the AC of my Ranger, I noticed it was leaking rapidly and saw refrigerant leaking through rust in the accumulator. Ordered a new one and managed to get the old one...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By xevo
Re: my truck starts shaking when i press the gas

I notice on my truck, it only exhibits a slight hesitation (while accelerating from a standing start) when it's low on gas (which is good because my fuel gauge still doesn't work).
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,788
Posted By xevo
Re: What other Fords have you owned?

The first car I owned was a '67 Falcon, bought in 1982 for $300 - drove it for a couple of years before the valves crapped out (they stopped selling leaded gas by then).
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-23-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By xevo
Re: wants to die at idle / idles really rough suddenly

Agreed. Replaced the PCV valve on mine; it's hard to get at but not impossible. The valve has two openings at the top and a small plug that can be broken off and used to plug the smaller opening. ...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-03-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By xevo
Re: Ranger was taken too soon...

Sounds almost like what happened to me over three years ago when my Mazda B2500 was rear-ended at a traffic light - there were two SUVs behind me; one hit the other and the other hit me. I was not...
Forum: Exterior Tech 12-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By xevo
Re: How do you remove the sides of a bed?

I have a similar question: how to remove the entire bed? I need to access the fuel tank. The gauge doesn't work, and I think the filler neck has a leak.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15,017
Views: 454,764
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread III

Changed and flushed the coolant yesterday, because on opening the radiator cap (when the engine was cool), I found some residue like yellow cottage cheese floating around the opening. Also removed...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,154
Posted By xevo
Re: Non Ranger Daily Drivers?

Mine is a '95 Volvo 850. Still has get-up-and-go for having over 300,000 miles.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15,017
Views: 454,764
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread III

Replaced the lighter socket, and cleaned out the glove box. It rained today so there wasn't much to do. Finally got the title on Friday, so I plan to get a tag tomorrow.
Forum: General Tech 12-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By xevo
Re: Gasgauge not working?

I have a similar problem; my gas gauge remains on empty.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 194,830
Posted By xevo
Re: How many miles do you have on your Ranger?

166,000 on my '97, which I bought three weeks ago (still awaiting the title).
My old '98 Mazda B2500 had over 350,000 miles when I gave it up three years ago (it got rear-ended, with only a bashed...
Forum: Exterior Tech 12-16-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By xevo
Re: Can't secure window trim all the way to passenger door. Any ideas?

I had to install one of those things also. Each of the clips has three prongs, the center prong is curved out. I thought it went on the outside of the top ridge but actually all three prongs go...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15,017
Views: 454,764
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread III

Installed another panel dimmer control, one with the proper connector jack. Now it will turn on the dome light and cargo light, as it should.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-16-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By xevo
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15,017
Views: 454,764
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread III

When I had my Mazda Ranger-in-all-but-name years ago, I was working at a TV station out in the boonies, and one of my tires was very low. I found a tank of nitrogen in the back of the station (they...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15,017
Views: 454,764
Posted By xevo
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread III

What I did today: replaced the spark plugs - the previous owner left a couple boxes of Bosch Platinum 4 plugs that had been in the glove box for a while, so I used those. Also replaced the tail...
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