Originally Posted by johnccarter
I am a rookie to the site as well as owning a ranger. so
i just bought this 99 4 cylinder ranger.its the 2.3L.manual.very well kept. its in great shape. ive seen everyones post on here saying that they get an average of around 25-26 miles per gallon. im only getting 22MPG on the highway!(i drive slower than your gma) and i pretty much only drive on the highway. I was just wondering if there were a few things i could do to increase this mileage or maybe fix what isn't working properly. or just somewhere to start looking for problems. there are only two things that aren't working right(that i know of) 1. windshield wipers have a mind of there own.. come on randomly sometime. but still work when i need them. 2 sometimes after driving about 80 miles on the highway, the temp gauge will drop to cold(completely cold) and only sometimes.. completely random. it either doesnt drop to cold or i turn the AC on and it goes back to normal. any input from you guys would be great.
One. = Trucks are not known for their efficiency
Two. = Most trucks get terrible mileage, except the newer model F-150s
Three. = 22MPG on the highway in the four banger, I find exceptional, considering with my 4.0 SOHC V6, I only get 15, and 12 in the city
Four. = The newer controller for the wipers...if you use the wash feature, it should wipe 3-4 times, then a fourth or fifth wipe about 5-8 seconds later, to clear remaining fluid
Five. = The temp gauge, sounds like a situation to look more into