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Forum: Electrical Tech 09-23-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Door Ajar driving me crazy

I had the same problem on my Mazda. There is a catch at the bottom of the rear doors that needs to be engaged; once you shut the rear door, pull on the door near the bottom and make sure it is...
Forum: Exterior Tech 06-05-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By Cliff51
Re: How Do I Remove The Amber Parking Lights? (B3000)

I found this video on how to remove the headlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YELn24WZ5U
Forum: Off Topic 05-19-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,708
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Age and occupation

64, and finally fully retired!
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-19-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Cliff51
Re: 4x4 Question

Thanks for the explanation, guys. What you said makes a lot of sense, Jimmyspy.

I bought my first Mazda pickup in 1996 and still have one. I thought all these years there was no differential in...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-19-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Cliff51
Re: 4x4 Question

94_ranger757:
So to summarize everything , if I put in manual locking front hubs , and I engage 4x4, both front wheels will spin? Or will I need a sort of locker .



I don't think your truck...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-25-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By Cliff51
Re: 2012 Ranger impressions/rant

My 02 B4000 works the same way yours does. My Mystique has no cruise light at all, and the Forester turns on one light when you turn the cruise on and adds another when you set it. Who knows what...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-27-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Cliff51
Re: 89 Ranger Tailgate Stuck

A google search brings up quite a few entries: https://www.google.com/search?q=stuck+tailgate+ford+ranger&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=

My truck's original plastic...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 01-06-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,940
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Why does my ranger suck on hills?

If it's cold enough, my B4000 does the same thing. I did have the trans replaced under the extended warranty at about 56K because it seemed to be slipping. Their diagnosis was the 2nd and 3rd gear...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-06-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Coldest Temps Your Ranger has seen?

About -45. If it gets colder than that, we just stay home.

Use Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic oil, and have a block heater, oil pan heater, trans pan heater and battery blanket; plug in for 3 or 4...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-22-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Cliff51
Post Re: 5-speed manual and back/knee problems

:D I can relate to that; I'm also 64. Subaru and Mercury are manual and the Mustang and B4000 are auto. No particular problems with my hips or legs yet, but it is getting harder and harder to get...
Forum: Off Topic 12-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,745
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Bad News

That's a shame - hope you recover quickly.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 108,999
Posted By Cliff51
Re: gas price check

$2.43 for regular in Fairbanks yesterday.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-08-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 108,999
Posted By Cliff51
Re: gas price check

2.53 for regular.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-03-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 108,999
Posted By Cliff51
Re: gas price check

$3.46 a gallon for regular, in Fairbanks Alaska. Our prices haven't moved much in the last several months.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-27-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Cliff51
Re: po171/po174 codes mystery vacuum hose

About two years ago I had the same codes on my 2002 Mazda B4000 (4.0L SOHC engine) with 79K. Took it to the local Ford dealer and the work performed was:
"CHK FOR DTCS, P0171 P0174. PERFORM VACUUM...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-31-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,332
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Life moves on!

Good for you!
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,332
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Life moves on!

Times 3. Live BELOW your means and save all you can. I thought the same way you did when I was your age and got my first regular job. Took a wife & our first kid to make me rethink how I spent...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-17-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13,405
Views: 508,897
Posted By Cliff51
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Changed both the tailgate cables yesterday, with new ones from NAPA. Left one was frayed in the middle.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-29-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By Cliff51
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Hello!

Welcome!
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-26-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,926
Posted By Cliff51
Re: whos ranger is paid off?

Mine is. Bought it in 2002 and had it paid for 3 years later.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-26-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 198,127
Posted By Cliff51
Re: How many miles do you have on your Ranger?

I hit 83K last Saturday hauling stuff to the transfer station.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-26-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Hello from Alaska!

Here you go:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/members/cliff51/albums/my-2002-mazda-b4000/78247-mazda1.jpg
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Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Cliff51
Re: Hello from Alaska!

Thanks! I really like those old Mustangs; my very first car was a '66 that I wish I still had. This one is a '67 coupe with the Sports Sprint package. Drivetrain is a 289 2V and 3-speed auto. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Cliff51
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