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Forum: Suspension Tech 11-10-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Ranger 2010 Alignment problems.....

No, I did not get a printout either way. I took it to a Ford dealer last year to have it done. While it seemed OK after that my summer tires were badly scalloped when I took them off. Is there a...
Forum: Suspension Tech 11-10-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dantforth
Ranger 2010 Alignment problems.....

Truck pulling to the left slightly. So, I took it in for an alignment. Worse after alignment! So I took it back. Another alignment done. Given back to me driving exactly as it was...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-26-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Dantforth
Ranger idle very low when clutch is in......

2010 Ranger, 4 cylinder, five speed. The idle is normally at 750 rpm's. When I am coming up to a stop sign and push the clutch in and take it out of gear the idle will go to 400-500 rpm's and...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 2010 Ranger 4 cyl. 5 speed

Thanks guys for the help. I located the idle air control valve and, with engine running at idle, I unplugged it and the engine stalled. So, I am assuming I can eliminate that. I have been watching...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dantforth
2010 Ranger 4 cyl. 5 speed

I have 108,000 Km's on it, approx. 60,000 miles. It has an interesting problem which has just started. When approaching a stop sign when the clutch is shoved in the engine lags and idle will fall...
Forum: General Tech 10-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Dantforth
The end of my 2010 warranty!!!

My warranty is ending soon. I have 98,500 Km's and warranty ends at 100,000. Is there anything I should be doing as I close in on the end? I have been doing all of my own maintenance so I have...
Forum: Interior Tech 04-16-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,875
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Platform behind front seat???

Well, I had posted photos of the process and also of the measurements. I still have all that somewhere so will find it and add it here again. I have the platform here still even though my Sam has...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dantforth
1987 Ford Ranger 4 cyl. 5 speed manual

Short simple question.....the Ford part number for the transmission in this year?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-01-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dantforth
Re: What oil do you recommend?

The best quality Amsoil, synthetic of course, and a Wix filter.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Dantforth
Fuel mileage takes a big hit.......

I have a 2010 Ranger Xtra cab 2.3 five speed. In the summer I get about 400 Km's to a half tank of fuel. In the winter I change to larger tires and steel wheels instead of aluminum. I also add...
Forum: General Tech 10-20-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Black Liquid on inside of rim and tire?

Rear wheel? Axle oil seal? I just had one go on my 2010 Ranger and had similar colouring on my wheel. Dave
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-20-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 2wd winter driving

I use 8X20 Kg. bags of water conditioner salt and put them in totes. When winter is over I use it in my water conditioner. This is about 350 lbs. and is not too much. The truck drives best in...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 105,952
Posted By Dantforth
Re: gas price check

Dang, I feel so sorry for you guys. I just gasses up my ranger and it was 1.31 per liter and there's four of them in a US gallon so $5.20 per for your sized gallon. I was over $100.00 when I...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 1995 Ranger 4cyl. five speed.......

Thanks Joshua. I wil wait for some more of the resident experts to chime in here but I thought that something like that would be possible. I surely wouldn't want to pop the plug off and have it...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-13-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Dantforth
1995 Ranger 4cyl. five speed.......

Can the passenger side air bag be disabled or a switch put in to turn it off when needed? Going to put the car seat in that side and can't the way it is. Dave
Forum: Exterior Tech 06-04-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Dantforth
2010 Ranger, open rear corners in bed....

Every time I wash the truck I notice that the rear corners of the box are filthy. Apparently dirt from the rear tires is getting in there. I also note when I am washing it that, if I spray the...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-16-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Mud Guards for 2010 Ranger XL

Eh?? I will either paint or "treat" the holes with something to prevent or slow down rust. I have my truck rust checked every fall so hopefully the holes will not rust too badly. I am not sure...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-15-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Dantforth
Mud Guards for 2010 Ranger XL

I am in a climate where mud guards are essential. My model did not come with the fender flare/stone guards as it is an XL with 4 cylinder and five speed. I have moulded guards ready to install. ...
Forum: General Tech 12-13-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,939
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 2010 Ranger - removing rear brake calipers

Come on guys.......not everyone is as dumb as I am! Please, someone jump in here with an answer. I know that there are Ford mechanics here. Remember.....Santa's watching.
Forum: General Tech 12-12-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,939
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 2010 Ranger - removing rear brake calipers

It is interesting that there does not seem to be any connection leading to it or from it. I do see that the end which meets the caliper is shaped like the nut on the other side and it must come off...
Forum: General Tech 12-12-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,939
Posted By Dantforth
2010 Ranger - removing rear brake calipers

I have removed, cleaned and lubed my front brakes. When I looked at my rears to remove the caliper assembly it has a bottom bolt similar to the fronts but the top bolt (or the other way around...I...
Forum: General Tech 09-14-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,204
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Rear brake removal 2010 Ranger 2WD

Actually, no photos were taken and I have just reassembled it so I could drive. When I attempt this again I will post photos. Dave
Forum: General Tech 09-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,204
Posted By Dantforth
Re: Rear brake removal 2010 Ranger 2WD

Klinger, it isn't that easy. There are extra parts on the rear that aren't there in the front brakes. I thought possibly that the parking brake complicated the set up but am not sure. I thought...
Forum: General Tech 09-13-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,204
Posted By Dantforth
Rear brake removal 2010 Ranger 2WD

I thought I'd find a "how to" for this but could not with the search I did. Can someone point me in the direction for instructions to remove rear brakes. I removed one long bolt but the caliper...
Forum: Interior Tech 06-27-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,618
Posted By Dantforth
Re: 2009 Supercab - back seat space box : does it exist?

I just built a platform to completely cover that area to give my dog a place to call his own. The other benefit is that I can store all sorts of stuff under it and get it out of sight. Yes, those...
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