This is my first time posting here so bear with me.
I recently "inherited" a 1994 Ford Ranger, and I was hoping to use this as an opportunity to learn a little something about car maintenance/repair. I have done minimal work on previous cars (oil change, air/oil/fuel filter changes) but I had a friend who helped to steer me in the right direction.
I'm not sure what type of Ranger(XL, XLT, STX, or Splash) because the logos are missing, and I'm not sure if it's important, thought I would like to know. It is a 4x4, automatic, with a 3.0L V6 Vulcan Engine, with 83,528 miles.
It is making a squeaking(or constant chirping sound). I posted a video to youtube
which may or may not be helpful. It idles around 600 RPMs, but it has yet to stall. It also has difficulty accelerating (especially up hills), but it shifts gears just above 3,000 RPMs, so I'm assuming it isn't transmission related.
I realize that I probably shouldn't list 3 problems in one thread, but I have no idea if they are related. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.