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Forum: Electrical Tech 02-10-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By BobM
Re: Brake lights

Glad to help. Happy it was an easy fix.
Forum: Electrical Tech 01-28-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By BobM
Re: Brake lights

Those are the cargo lights. They turn on by turning the dash light brightness up full (past the detent). Did you indavertently do that?
Forum: Interior Tech 01-06-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 32,606
Posted By BobM
Re: So how bout' that airbag recall? (Expanded 6/1/16)

There is a new recall on the airbags - Recall 17S42

According to the letter that I received, this recall is required even if the issue has been fixed under a previous recall. Dealers are supposed...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-11-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By BobM
re: Hello, new, old guy with questions about transmission

I opted for the Royal Purple Synchromax because it has a viscosity similar to the specified Mercon. It has improved the shifting of my M5OD greatly. Not 100% perfect, but MUCH better.
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-12-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By BobM
Re: Water in Driver's Door??

I can't speak for the OP, but my seals are in reasonably good shape. I think that it is a design issue.

It is interesting to note that , according to the TSB on my Five Hundred, those doors are...
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By BobM
Re: Water in Driver's Door??

Removing the drain plug is OK. I have done it in my Ranger as well.

FWIW, my 2005 Five Hundred had a similar issue with water accumulating in the doors due to the weatherstripping closing off the...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-23-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By BobM
Re: Shocks

My truck is same as yours. Daily driver; no off road.

I put Monroe Sensatracs on three years ago and have been very happy with them.
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 07-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By BobM
Re: Topper rack brainstorming

It seems like the simplest solution would be to place a couple of 2x6s in the pockets in the side of your bed. They will support 4 ft. wide sheet goods level at the top of the wheel wells. That may...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 09-08-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By BobM
Re: How do you get this stuff off?

That looks like it could be an asphalt based roof cement. If it is, then mineral spirits will take it off.
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-06-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By BobM
Re: AC operation - hope somebody has a mod for this

I think the second post in this thread is what you are looking for:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/general-tech/52156-air-conditioner-compressor-cut-out-switch.html
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-11-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By BobM
Re: Filmy crap on inside windshield

That film on your windows is the plasticizer that has escaped from all the interior plastics and deposited on the windshield.

+1 on the Stoner Invisible Glass. My local Wal-Mart carries it.
Forum: General Tech 06-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By BobM
Re: Ac delete issues

I think the second post in this thread is what you are looking for:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/general-tech/52156-air-conditioner-compressor-cut-out-switch.html
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 05-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By BobM
Re: newbie..first thread...Amsoil Sig Series ATF in 5 speed manual and transfer case?

You may want to consider using a manual transmission fluid instead of ATF. The MTF has the appropriate Friction Modifiers to assist proper synchro engagement. My limited understanding is that the...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By BobM
Re: condensation in my headlight

I did this on an '88 F-150 (OEM headlights) and it worked well. As I recall, I drilled two small (about 1/16") holes in the bottom of the headlamp to allow drainage. It worked until I sold the truck...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By BobM
Re: Bypassing A/C for heater

Read the second post in this thread

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/general-tech/52156-air-conditioner-compressor-cut-out-switch.html
Forum: General Tech 02-09-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By BobM
Re: Where the heck is the evaporator drain...?/2004 Edge

Here's the correct link

http://www.ranger-forums .com/general-ford-ranger-discussion-15/smelly-air-condtioning-725/

(The hyphen between "ranger" and "forums" was missing in the earlier link.
...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 09-29-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By BobM
Do Microfiber Towels "Wear Out?"

Partway through drying off my truck this morning, I switched to a clean microfiber towel that had been washed only a time or two and it was MUCH more absorbent and effective than the one that I had...
Forum: General Tech 09-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By BobM
Re: Check Gauge & Battery light

Just take a look at the serpentine belt to be sure that it is in good condition, is routed properly (there should be a placard with the correct routing under your hood) and the tensioner is keeping...
Forum: General Tech 09-13-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By BobM
Re: Check Gauge & Battery light

The alternator, water pump and power steering pump are all driven by the serpentine belt. If they all failed at the same time, I would start by looking at the belt or tensioner.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,944
Posted By BobM
Re: Whining transmission

Crawl under your truck and look at the driver's side of your transmission. There will be two plugs; the lower one marked "Drain" and the upper one marked "Fill." Remove the Fill plug and check the...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 11-09-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By BobM
Re: Cleaning between topper & cab?

I don't have a topper so I haven't tried this, but how about attaching your rag to one of those "Swiffer" type mops with the flat swiveling head?
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 10-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,057
Posted By BobM
Re: streak free window cleaners/methods

Many/most paper towels contain a chemical to help them absorb water faster. It leaves a film on the windows; newspaper doesn't.

I've never had a problem with the ink on newspapers (except making...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-30-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,332
Posted By BobM
Re: Scangauge vs ultragauge

My 2005 does not read the fuel level directly from the float, but the Ultragauge will give you an accurate estimate of fuel remaining based upon your tank capacity and fuel used. Also "distance to...
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