Ok Guys, Im needing a little help here. I recently purchased a 98 Ranger with the little 2.5 in it, to use as a truck for my small business. I am having some minor problems with it, and any feed back will be much appreciated.
98 Ford Ranger
2.5 Inline 4
At Idle(Stationary) temp gauge will go up mid ways on the gauge, in the "normal" zone.
But once I start cranking the RPM'S, You can literally watch the hand drop on the temp gauge.
This kind of worried me, so immediately I researched, and decided it was probably the thermostat, or one of the two temp. sensors.
So first I replaced stat and gasket. Only to end up worse than I started. The gauge quit functioning period.
So I replaced BOTH sensors located on the housing, and guess what?
I am back exactly where I have started.
This is really puzzling the crap out of me. I honestly do not know what else it could be, other than the gauge face itself.
Please help me.
Low temps=Carbon=Spark Plugs=Fuel Economy=Maintenance=Money!!!
ADD::: THE HEATER IS NOT BLOWING HOT AIR WHILE IDLING OR CRUISING.
Thanks and God Bless!!!
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” - Vince Lombardi
SOLD---1997 Ford Ranger XLT -- 2.3 Litre Automatic -- Sunroof, Lund Visor, Leer Topper, 235/70/R15 tires, 3.73 Geared Rear end- 126,XXX miles, portofino blue. Several trips to Wyoming in my old girl. Sure Miss her.
New---1998 Ford Ranger -- 2.5 Liter 5 Speed Standard -- 95,XXX miles, Factory Air, Leer Tonneau, Back Up Sensor, LED pulsating brake Lights
Last edited by FireRanger; 07-28-2009 at 08:44 AM.