2001 Ford Ranger new to ford forum PLEASE HELP !!
Hello forum, & TY for reading.
I have just picked up a 2001 ford ranger . I am new to ford, never owned one.
So Bought this from private owner on Sunday, it seemed to be a clean little pick up, but I noticed that the temperature was not warming up , it stayed for the most part on COLD or even below the Cold mark on temp gauge but an hour after purchasing I took it out for drive on freeway, clocked the rpms up to 7000 or 70 MPH & all of a sudden there was a loud annoying continous beeper that went off. Once I dropped the RPMs below 7000 or 70 mph that subsided . So this vehicle was once a fleet truck owned by a pest control company. Only thing I can think is that the company has some form of governor or safety chime that goes off when the employees get speed to 70 mphs which is a good thing but for a private owner it is ANNOYING !!
I found this lead wire along driver side of the dash & followed it to a disk of sorts laying up on dash in window that I did not see before purchased. I am assuming that may be the wire to this beeper of sorts but not sure. Does anyone know anything about this & how to disable because I can not get speed up to 70 mph without the very LOUD beeping continuing. ?
Also, Yesterday took the vehicle out for 40 mile drive round trip, to appointments as I am terminally ill & currently disabled. I noticed on the way back on that 40 mile trip that almost at the end of the trip the CHECK ENGINE light lit up & is still on. The day I bought the vehicle I had seen one light on dash come on said, "check gauges " but does not stay on.
Then Today I was out in the vehicle & had the air conditioner on, when I parked in my drive way I turned air conditioner off & the vehicle kind of stuttered or almost died. Does anyone have any ideas on what is going on with this vehicle as I am terminally ill & currently disabled & spent all I could right now to pick up this vehicle to get me to my medical appointments as well as care for my aging elderly mother. I also would like to know hwo to turn off check engine light as that makes me very nervous when I must drive this vehicle. Is there a way to clear the code of check engine ? I would appreciate any ideas you may have, This was the only thing I could think to turn to in this situation. TIA for reading . I hope to hear from you soon.