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Forum: Electrical Tech 01-15-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mike In Bama
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Forum: Electrical Tech 01-15-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By Mike In Bama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu3TYBs65FM&sns=em...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu3TYBs65FM&sns=em
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 10-06-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mike In Bama
I think you need to start by replacing the...

I think you need to start by replacing the thermostat. My 2005 uses one rated 195*. A quick look at Rock Auto Parts shows that you should be running with a 190* thermostat.

Rangers are picky...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-04-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Mike In Bama
Old timers are going to be sick of hearing me say...

Old timers are going to be sick of hearing me say this, but here goes.

Go to www.bbbind.com .

Select TSB Database, then Wiring Diagrams. Enter your truck info. From there you can choose what...
Forum: Interior Tech 10-04-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Mike In Bama
Yep. It's me. Have a look at my profile...

Yep. It's me.

Have a look at my profile pics and see if that doesn't fix you up.

It took awhile to come up with a nice, clean fix but I was hit in the head with a brick when it came to me. ...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-21-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mike In Bama
An excellent point! In a perfect world. ...

An excellent point! In a perfect world.

What I'm trying to say is this. I've been stuck so far in the woods, getting a wrecker in there was impossible. Now what?

You have to use what you...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-21-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mike In Bama
No. If the engine won't run, you won't have...

No. If the engine won't run, you won't have enough assistance for the pedal to do you very much braking. Well, unless you have a straight, level road and about two miles to stop.

It's also a...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-20-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mike In Bama
Since everyone is throwing ideas into this, I...

Since everyone is throwing ideas into this, I will too.

The parking brake isn't for an emergency? I politely disagree and here's why.

I keep a tow strap for in my truck for engine failures. ...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-19-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mike In Bama
I also hose down my hinges pretty good after a...

I also hose down my hinges pretty good after a good amount of rain. That usually takes care of things for a few months.
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-18-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mike In Bama
Here's a thought to consider, and I'm not being...

Here's a thought to consider, and I'm not being at all mean.

Look around when you drive. Before I bought my 2005 Ranger, I owned two Chevy S-10s. One new in 94 and another used in about 2004. ...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Mike In Bama
It should get better gradually. It may take...

It should get better gradually. It may take 50-100 miles to get it back where it was.
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-16-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Mike In Bama
You'll have to put some miles on the truck for...

You'll have to put some miles on the truck for the computer to relearn all of the settings.
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-15-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Mike In Bama
There are so many possibilities with something as...

There are so many possibilities with something as catastrophic as a lightning strike.

The first thing I would do would be to check every fuse and fusible links. Battery voltage good?

Ya gotta...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-11-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mike In Bama
When you pay it off hell! This is unethical...

When you pay it off hell!

This is unethical business. Remove and destroy them now. Store them in separate Baggies.

If he contacts you, carry both Baggies and tell him he may have his.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-09-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mike In Bama
My next move would be to replace the shocks. ...

My next move would be to replace the shocks. That should help dampen whatever is causing the vibration.

The added weight of the cap is doing the same thing by shifting the frequency of the...
Forum: Audio / Video 09-09-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By Mike In Bama
It's just regular coax cable. RG-59 which is a...

It's just regular coax cable. RG-59 which is a 75 ohm cable. If it will fit, RG-6, which is also a 75 ohm, can be used.

Both of these are the exact cables used for TV antennas, satellite...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-04-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Mike In Bama
I don't have that series Ranger but maybe a...

I don't have that series Ranger but maybe a custom wiring diagram would help. To get such a thing is simple.

Go to www.bbbind.com .

Select TSB Database, then Wiring Diagrams. Enter your truck...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-03-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Mike In Bama
Google is a great friend if you think you need a...

Google is a great friend if you think you need a bad ass alternator.

Otherwise, most everyone can supply you with a very serviceable alternator. There is no such thing as a 500 amp alternator...
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-27-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Mike In Bama
If you have a Costco nearby, their Kirkland...

If you have a Costco nearby, their Kirkland batteries get excellent reviews.

Both that I bought outlived the vehicles I put them into. Never one slight hesitation and reasonably priced.
Forum: General Tech 08-25-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Mike In Bama
Please forgive me for asking this! I thing I...

Please forgive me for asking this! I thing I know what you mean, but this caught me eye.

You said, "my reliable wife's car"....

Did you happen to mean, your wife's reliable car?

Don't get...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-23-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By Mike In Bama
It isn't the cylinders that make breaking in...

It isn't the cylinders that make breaking in easy.

If you raise the door handles, the interior linkage is easily accessible through the holes the handle linkage pass through.

I would also...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-23-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,588
Posted By Mike In Bama
Unfortunately, Rangers are among the easiest...

Unfortunately, Rangers are among the easiest vehicles ever built to break into.

A quick look at YouTube will show you just how easy it is. A toolbox in the bed is far safer for storing your...
Forum: Interior Tech 08-19-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mike In Bama
If you need any help tuning your antenna, I did a...

If you need any help tuning your antenna, I did a step by step how-to on here a couple of years ago.

Just use the Search function to find it. I'll also offer any help you might need. I've been...
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-18-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Mike In Bama
Just let it dry. You got my emails on how...

Just let it dry.

You got my emails on how to do it and other things, right?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-15-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mike In Bama
This is a bit of a long shot, but I'll throw it...

This is a bit of a long shot, but I'll throw it out here anyhow.

Rangers from the 90's are notorious about having cold solder joints on the driver board located behind the gauge panel.

Simply...
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