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Forum: Exterior Tech 03-13-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By sports818
Re: 3rd Brake Light

Those lights used to turn on when I put it in reverse.

Also, i checked the bulb by taking it out and looking at it. All the wires were fine it it. There were no burn outs in it.
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-11-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By sports818
Re: 3rd Brake Light

So I have checked the fuses, the bulbs and the connection, they are all good.
When I turn on the doom light the "reverse" lights still turn on. However, when I put it in reverse it does not go on....
Forum: Exterior Tech 02-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By sports818
3rd Brake Light

Hey I was wondering if anyone else has a problem with their third brake light. My reverse lights went out about 1 months ago. Now the brake light went out. I dont think its the bulbs though....
Forum: Suspension Tech 11-06-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,088
Posted By sports818
Replacing Ball joints

I need to replace the upper and lower ball joints (driver's side) on my 2001 ranger. It is the XLT, 2.5L, 4x2. How do I know if I have torsion or coil spring suspension? How should I do it? I know...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-18-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Well that's good to know. Well I think we will be close in weight that is why I ask. I think we are going to go with th 4x7 utility trailer. And pack conservatively. I think we will be fine. Thanks...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-17-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Really? I thought there was like problems that I would have with my truck. Nothing with transmission (standard)? Nothing with over heating through some mountains?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Man, that sucks. Thats not a whole lot. 890lbs put into trailer and in the back of the truck. Huh? I think I can do it. Now if I do go over a little, do think my truck runs a huge risk of crapping...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

This is our last option for the Uhaul trailer. We say last because we were hoping for an enclosed trailer to save stuff from the elements, but they have a 4'x7'8" utility trailer. It is lighter, but...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Alright, I got my manual out and It said my GCWR is 4800lbs and My Max Trailer Weight is 1594lbs. Now if we do the calculations that means:

4800lbs (GCWR) - 3280lbs (Curb weight + my body weight)...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-17-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Now according to your calculations, did you factor in the trailer weight? I feel so stupid. Normally I understand this stuff usually very quickly. So according to the different trailers I put on this...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-16-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

According to this https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/2001/campercd.pdf, page 11. My GCWR is 4800lbs. Does maximum trailer weight matter? If so how does that effect my GCWR. According to...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-16-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

I guess I dont understand the pdf you put up. Does it matter that mine is standard? Because your pdf has automatic in my engine size. Also, is that weight there the weight I start subtracting from. ...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-16-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Re: Towing Capacity

Well I plan on using it to move from Atlanta, GA to a city just south of Milwaukee, WI. I have made the drive multiple times and know that there a few steep grades. However, I dont know if my truck...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,156
Posted By sports818
Towing Capacity

Couldn't think of a better place to post but thought this would work.

I have a 2001, Ranger, XLT, 2.5L, and I plan on getting a hitch to tow a u-haul trailer. Now I am not sure on rating of my...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-24-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

Well I suppose if it brakes again soon, I will just get the metal one. They don't cost all that much so.
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-21-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

Yeah, I bought the new one, metal, and replaced it. However, the new one is smaller in width and height, but it does work. I think I will just send it back and exchange it with an original. I mean...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By sports818
Re: Changing Billet Grill

thanks, and how to do that would be?
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By sports818
Re: Changing Billet Grill

Well i have the stock "grill." I want to change it out for something else. That is why. What would be the first step in replacing it?
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

That's the most important part right there. Thanks guys.
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

Still look good?
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

Awesome, thanks a lot. I will order it now.
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

I like easy to replace. I mean I have good mechanical sense. Where should I start when it comes to replacing?
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Re: Tailgate Handle Broke

Those will work on my 2001?
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By sports818
Changing Billet Grill

I have the stock one on my ranger and I noticed it had some of the "chrome" flaking off. I was curious on the difficulty of changing the billet grill and where you would buy one.
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-18-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,100
Posted By sports818
Tailgate Handle Broke

So my tailgate handle broke. The left side is broken, therefore, I can not open my tailgate. The right side is still attached. It is broken at the handle, nothing truly internal. When I pull the...
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