i like being able to knock out like 2+ weeks of procrastination in a few hours of staying up late, i'm such a night owl.
i have everything ready to go, and i was super nervous to turn the key and fire it up.
and guess what!
the ABS light Passenger Airbag light and the BRAKE (ebrake?) light turn on and turn off when i try to start it.
i'm not really sure what that means at all, but tomorrow i'm going to call henson perform, and double check that the pats got disabled on my tunes, ( i tried both) otherwise i can hear a very faint clicking from the starter, so if its not the PATS i'm going to take the starter off and have it checked, it was a junkyard one so who knows if its good or not. otherwise i'm not really sure what to start checking on next.
filled it up with coolant and PS fluid, no leaks :) oil level didn't change in a week of sitting so thats good.
Also: thank god for the internet, can't tell you how many times i looked at 5.0 pictures to double check all the lines on the truck, and to figure out what lines were from the ranger and that i needed the expo lines. haha
If you hear anything from the starter,then pats has to be off and its just a bad starter hopefully. If its pats mark had problems with his tune I think also
i think theres a very faint sound coming from it, but i can't really tell.
i emailed the guy and hes going to double check my tune files to make sure its disabled, it MIGHT not be because we talked on the phone like 3+ times about it, but when i put the details about my truck for the tuner, i failed to mention, and he could of forgotten to add it. so hopefully thats it, but i'm not sure why the BRAKE light would be coming on when i try to start it, along with the ABS and AIRBAG lights.
after a weekend away, and lots of work/photo crap this week.
I jumped it with a screwdriver and… it runs! idles a little high but i can change that on the tuner.
I just need to figure out why i can't start it with the key... ideas?
Does your Ranger (’99) have something like PATS with the Key, I know my Wife’s ’99 doesn’t but if there is a Theft System of some kind maybe it is stopping the truck from starting, not getting some kind of signal ? (I’m just guessing here !)
guess what. haven't done much to it. with work and being busy + a lot of procrastination.
i've just been DD my motorcycle. rain, cold, windy you name it.
latest update, i filled with tranny fluid, got about 8 quarts in, and started leaking out hardcore. i know the pan was drained so the gasket on it has to be really bad. otherwise it wouldn't be poring out so bad.
key still didn't start it, after the deal with pats and crap
so i was going to wire it up to a push button start that only worked with the key in the on position.(should work right?) still doesn't start it up, but it does when you jump the starter with a screw driver. so i gotta get the started checked out but i've been lazy.
i started to wear a managers shirt now at work and i mostly work 4-10ish pm everyday week day and most saturdays as well , and i'm so lazy in the morning. damn someone come make me coffee.
Kinda update, truck is at the shop now since we have snow and its ****ty laying in the driveway, he gave me a call this morning saying the tranny is fixed and they got a starter button or something figured out, its an offroad shop that has made many buggies so i'm guessing its a push button on the dash.
i forgot to mention the exhaust but they are gonna fix something up for that, so hopefully i might have it back this week.
its in the writeup, its just swapping some tach wires around on the back of the cluster
using a 1999 Ranger EVTM for reference
1, Get your dash apart and disconnect the cluster
2, If you have a EVTM turn to the Instrument cluster section.
3, Locate Pin 8 on wire connector C216 (Black/Yellow Wire)
4, Use a very small flathead screwdriver to release the pin from the connector housing
5, Find Connector C214 (largest of the 3 for cluster)
6, Install the wire removed from C216 into slot 16 on C214. This slot is currently vacant.
7, Put everything back together and fire it up. You're done!!
drove my truck downtown with a spare battery and cables incase i had to jump it.
got the alt tested, completely dead.
they have a rebuilt one on the shelf so i walked home and they are gonna do it today.
its 20 degrees and windy as ****, snowing and windchill is like 5*
and 2 blocks from my house i realize i left my keys with my truck with my housekey, so i had to walk over to parents work and get their keys.
good thing i was wearing boots and a nice jacket.
once i get it back it should be good for driving to work and back, just gotta get the driveshaft thing figured out. it wasn't really noticeable with snowy roads, tires are pretty bumpy because they are big MT's and they are froze. ha
no comments but oh well. got the new alt theres a few things i want to replace yet, but i gotta get the driveshafts checked out and the joints otherwise its fine for driving to work, just don't trust it for longer trips yet.
as for plans on it. for the exterior.
1'' Body lift
Custom Rear Bumper
Black Side Steps
Put my Expo Leafs on
Crank the front up a little more
bedliner the bumpers/grill/side mirrors (i already did, but it wasn't UV protected, so it faded already)
Otherwise sometime in the future i hope.
8.8 Axle with L/S or locker
Tint on the Topper