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Did you check for battery voltage to the coils ? Check for control from the PCM - engine computer . You probably should take it to a qualified repair shop, if you don't know how to test electronics an electrical circuits

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 16, 2019

Carburetor cleaner usually works the best. Or just replace it.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on May 15, 2019

All the relays are under the hood on these rangers, but you problem may be with the control box behind the jump seat on the drivers side. You may have to remove the jump seat to get to it. Once there, the box will have a white,grey or black button on it. Usually on the end where the red light is, Turn the key on and press this button and hold for 5 seconds. This puts the 4 wheel drive shift motor back in sequence. Now without starting the engine and the trans in park if auto and neutral if standard park break set, try the to shift in to 4 high, if you can hear the shift motor run and shift the gears in the transfer case, try 4 low, you should hear the same motion in the transfer case, if so you have solved your problem. If not you may have to move on to the connector on the transfer case, you may have to unplug the connector and look at the pins and socket, if they look corroded, clean and apply some dielectric grease to the pins and the socket and plug back in. Try the 4 High and 4 low again. If it works, great, if not you may have a bad shift motor.
Good luck.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

Three wires - the dark green with yellow stripe comes from the fuel pump relay ! When energized the relay sends battery voltage to the inertia switch via the dark green with yellow stripe wire . Inertia switch's don't go bad ! What's the problem ? fuel pump not working ? Test from the relay > Do you know what a relay is and how it works ? Watch this guy's video ! He shows chrysler first then ford . Do you know how to do electrical testing ! It doesn't matter that your inertia swich has three wires . Only two matter ! Fuel Pump Electrical Circuits Description and Operation

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

Check the igntion signal to the starter solenoid.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

If you want the torque specs on every single bolt on your engine, your throwing a wide loop. Can you narrow it down to a single component? As an example, if you want cylinder head torque specs, I might be able to find that, if you give us the engine size?
Some libraries carry automotive databases, they should have some torque specs.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Mar 17, 2018

Most likely cause is a vacuum leak, possibly the intake manifold gaskets.
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 01, 2018

The switch is not adjustable, it is a so called "rocker" brake switch

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 05, 2017

You can view a wiring diagram here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html for free .

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 02, 2017

Maybe the heater core is plugged or you haven't bled it properly?
If the heater hose returning from the core to the water pump is NOT hot, while the hose going to the heater core from the thermostat area IS hot, then the heater core is plugged probably.
You need to remove the heater hose while cool,from the thermostat area and remove the hose from the water pump area (that's the outlet of the flow thru heater core) AND THEN take a garden hose with p-is-tol grip type sprayer,and blow water back thru the outlet hose out the inlet hose. This will blow any bad plugging material out the way it got in.
Don't apply too much pressure if it is plugged bad. The heater core isn't made to stand 50lbs. water pressure. don-ohio (:^)

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Dec 31, 2016

Have you checked for any codes in ECM or TCM ?

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Nov 27, 2016

Will the keyfob unlock the doors? If not, then get a lock smith to open one door and then drive it to a Ford dealer to have the locks changed and the new keys programmed.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 23, 2016

This transmission was used from 1995 through 2000 models.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 07, 2016

You need to check for fault codes through the OBD2 diagnostic connector and also hook up a fuel pressure monitor gauge to verify you have correct fuel pressure, that is the start. Fuel pressure should be about 44PSI engine running.

1998 Ford Ranger | Answered on May 17, 2016

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