Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2015
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: West Branch, MI
Posts: 6
Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems

Ok so had this since september, and a couple things are starting to act up.

1: My friend said he heard a slight exhaust leak from passenger front. He does automative stuff at college so I trust him to not bull be.

2: Went trailing last night, going through a small town in-between trails driving maybe 40mph-ish the truck just died. Not the battery (i have a new battery and alternator) but the engine just shut off. No power steering, just kinda coasted into a parking lot nearby but it started up right away perfectly and has been fine since. Haven't done any town driving since though. All country backroad and highway.

3: Everytime I get out of the truck after parking it I swear to god I smell burning. Like just that over heating smell, and I felt the tires to see if the brakes were rubbing and the tires/rims were not hot at all. I know I need new brake pads and tires though, they both haven't been changed in a year or two.

4: How can I fix the damn door ajar sensor for the passenger side. Every slight right turn sets it off, even when someone leans on the door while driving it goes off.

5: Tires are angled out, very noticeably, I will attach pics of the front end, I just think its an alignment thing. Maybe new bj's or something idk? Going slow there in a knock in the front left tire, like every rotation theres a thud, very noticeable. Also a lot of heavy shaking and vibration at various speeds and while braking.

Anyone help on anything?
Attached Thumbnails
Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1079.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1080.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1086.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1087.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1089.jpg  

Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1097.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1100.jpg   Several 2000 XLT 3.0 V6 2WD problems-imag1102.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,616
#1 Exhaust manifold leak can cause engine to run rich on that bank, so should be looked at.
#3 above could be why you smell burning odor, running rich causes Cats to heat up more than normal to burn off the excess fuel, you notice any change in MPG?

#2 could be fuel pump shut off, but.......when you said it started right up was that after turning key off and then on again, or did you just try to start it without turning key off?
Or did you have to turn key off and on a few times before it started right up?

#4 Google: 2001 ford ranger door ajar
Same for your 2000, common issue, can often be cured by spraying lube in the switch.

#5 Gotta get that looked at, obvious toe out can be many things but nothing good, and the vibrations mean some thing is loose or worn out, and the longer it vibrates the more other parts will wear out, so there is a time factor involved.
You can jack up a wheel and see what movement there is in and out and side to side, maybe narrow down what needs attention but front end shops will usually do a free estimate of what needs attention to do a proper alignment.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with several engine codes on '94 4.0L yagerzzz 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 3 10-28-2009 03:14 PM
Want to Buy: Several Items SteveOh Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 08-10-2009 08:30 AM
how the hell several quotes? Biz Ranger-Forums Office 9 05-07-2007 12:03 AM
Several Questions in One Post! Only4Cylinders General Technical & Electrical 4 01-04-2007 09:27 AM
Pics of the new roll bar(Several Pics) Rosemont General Ford Ranger Discussion 25 10-10-2005 10:40 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.