Hello, new like many peeps to the Ranger forum and mostly due to issues being had with my vehicle at the moment.
I have a 2002 (made in 2001 according to the vin number) Ford Ranger XL 3.0L V6, single cab, long bed. The basic of the Rangers for that year excluding the V6 that it sports. I had bought it used post life as my father's company work vehicle and it has been a great student car. I may move on soon to a bigger and more practical vehicle but for now it's nice not having a car payment.
Anyways, I'm having problems with rough idling, low power and an oil pressure gauge that goes crazy after I've been driving at high rpm's (highway driving) for extended periods.
I'm not normally one that backs down from a challenge as I am experienced in electronics and other things like changing the oil and changing the tires (no doubt 99% of the users here do that but it's a start).
I had my vehicle checked out thoroughly over a year and a half ago at 135,000 miles and the transmission fluid was changed and look fantastic for the amount of miles it had on it. Everything else was given a clean bill of health. I have since changed the oil (the spark plugs were done 10,000 miles ago). But I have suspicions of a bad ignition coil and possible bad spark plugs but have no way of making sure unless I dig in - something I haven't attempted before.
Anyways, I'll properly post this in the tech/repair area of the forums, but if anyone knows of a user who has had these problems before then any help will be greatly appreciated.