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satlite reciver may have a short

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 09, 2019


One of several possibilities. The first is one is one that I have seen at weddings and other celebrations. A friend thinking it is funny will put a wire hooking the two systems together so when the lights go on, the horn honks. That being said, I would look at the wiring to make sure the did not melt together is they are close to a heat source. Also a possibility, the clock spring in the steering column may be shorting. The combination switch could also be problematic.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 21, 2019


Are you getting power to the inertia switch? I would check the fuse and relay for the fuel pump.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


the inertia switch is only supposed to trip in the event of impact, so unless you are off roading or otherwise jolting the vehicle - the switch may be failing.....

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


Fuse #20 is refer at Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module, Brake-shift interlock, Speed control module, Back-up lamps, Overdrive cancel switch, Electronic flasher (turn/hazard), according with the 2004 Ford Ranger Owner Guide.

You will need to check and test all the circuits involved in this point, siwtches, sockets and wires; since this fuse is blowing constantly, one short is located in some circuit. I will disconnect all those components one at a time and road test.

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2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 09, 2018


Well you can remove the sensor in the diff and make sure that looks ok they g obad quiet often also woulnd not hurt too remove the rear diff cover and inspect the rear end if it is whining and you dont see anything wrong i would refill it with lucas oil/grease and start praying check the pinion too and see if it has any play in it

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 10, 2018


try getting a manual from www.reliable-store.comit's very helpful in repairing info
or try manualslife.com
very good online places, makes repair much easier

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 14, 2018


Surge usually means its getting extra air (VACUUM) from somewhere, usually a vacuum hose has come loose or developed a hole or crack letting extra air into the engine.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Nov 28, 2017


No its not. Drain the system a bit, remove the housing, remove the thermostat, put in the new one, replace the gasket, put the housing back, top up the system.


2004 ford ranger 3 0 thermostat replacement Google Search

The thermostat is 20 bucks! The housing and gasket is 12 bucks!

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2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 01, 2017


Make sure the belt is tight. You can try spraying some belt conditioner on the ribbed side with the engine running. It can also be pulley bearings--especially the idler. Try spraying a little oil on the accessory bearings with the engine running. If the chirping stops where you spray, replace that part.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 12, 2017


you should go and find an accredited service shop as the mechanic that advised you on new head is touching your wallet
most misfires are from faulty injectors and in many instances a quality injector cleaner will fix the problem

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Aug 01, 2017


Check engine light . Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop . Special testing needs to be done to determine what the problem is . Bulb or the insturment cluster .

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jul 21, 2017


Make sure your system is charged properly. Also make sure your cooling system is properly clean and filled up to max levels. Sometimes low freon or old cooling system fluid will cause a delay in the A/C to work. Also chech to see if there is any black powder around your A/C clutch, if so, this is a sign that the system is about to go out of service. You can get a great deal on the part from Amazon.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jun 12, 2017


The shop saying there was a Freon leak should have other ways to diagnose a leak other than a dye test. If they charge it & it leaks out.......YOU BOUGHT IT. The diag should be done in one visit.

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 18, 2017


Explain anti-theft fuse box ! what do you think this is ? There is an anti-theft system on your vehicle , called PATS - passive anti theft system .Sorry , but there is not anti-theft fuse box .
Anti-Theft -Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) The passive anti-theft system (PATS) contains the following components:
  • theft indicator
  • encoded ignition key
  • PATS transceiver module
  • powertrain control module (PCM)
  • standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network

2004 Ford Ranger | Answered on Apr 15, 2017

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