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fed up with my truck

all my dash lights have decided to come on and im fed up with it...i fix one thing and another problem arises...idk what to do
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Put tape over the lights. Problem solved.
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What year and how many miles on it?
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its a 98 with 135k
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98-00 have a bunch of electrical problems. i'm guessing you have check gage, brake and abs lights, and a check engine light?

the check gage is probably oil pressure. thats not an issue. it just needs to warm up and get the prssure built up. mine usually doesn't go out unless i drive around for like a half hour.

check engine light is probably P0455. Fuel vapor leak caused by loose gas cap most commonly. mine went out about 2 weeks after i fixed the gas cap. the computer has to run a new diagnostic if after you fix the problem and it generally takes about 200 miles.

Brake and ABS light are usually low fluid or a leak. broken ABS wire. or something is dry rotted or disconnected.

thats just stuff that has happened to mine so i'm spit ballin.
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98-00 have a bunch of electrical problems. i'm guessing you have check gage, brake and abs lights, and a check engine light?

the check gage is probably oil pressure. thats not an issue. it just needs to warm up and get the prssure built up. mine usually doesn't go out unless i drive around for like a half hour.

check engine light is probably P0455. Fuel vapor leak caused by loose gas cap most commonly. mine went out about 2 weeks after i fixed the gas cap. the computer has to run a new diagnostic if after you fix the problem and it generally takes about 200 miles.

Brake and ABS light are usually low fluid or a leak. broken ABS wire. or something is dry rotted or disconnected.

thats just stuff that has happened to mine so i'm spit ballin.
the airbag light is on cause the passenger airbag light burnt out...the cel comes on alot for some reason....most of the time its egr related stuff...and ive replaced everything i can for the egr system....some times it gives me a maf code....but thats rare....the door ajar light is always on... and i just got rid of the abs light....all i did for that was replaced my brakes and disconnected and reconnected the rear abs sensor
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My airbag light is on too...

Good news though, transmission in a weekish? :)
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good for you man... i think after i body lift my truck at the meet im gonna lay off all the fixem ups im doing lol
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I've got a bunch of stuff I want to do, so I can't say the same... haha

But we'll give it a good once over at the meet if its still acting up. Check all the hoses and junk.
Just because everyone knows its better when 3 other guys who have no idea what's wrong look at it too :)
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oh and ever since i put that block and ubolt kit in the rear it squeaks and creaks like a ****....everything is tight so idk whats up with that
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hahah thanks man that made me laugh...
i needed a little smile
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it will be alright man..i got the airbag, abs and check engine light on mine...mine is a 01..i love my truck though and slowly fixing the issues it has.my entire truck squeakes and creeks like its falling apart..replaced balljoints in the front and still squeaks in the front..the rear is horrible but my leaf spring bushings are shot

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Yea. My front creaks. I think its my bushings. The littlest things make the biggest sounds...
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98-00s having a lot of electrical problems, really? hmm i haven't had any. Oh and spray your leaf springs with PB blaster let it sit for about 30 min and hose it off...goodbye squeaks lol i just did that yesterday
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i think with in the next month or so im gonna give it a full once over...scratch that.. a twice over lol...it just bugs the heck out of me cause i want a mechanically sound truck and it just seems like the more i fix it the more it gives me an attitude lol
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....and by spray i mean soak lol
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hey pedro wheres my d4mn cover... imma khiel you
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I've been putting some money into my 2003 Ranger for basic maintenance and repairs as things wear out. I just ask myself what would a new Ranger cost, and I'm reminded that having a used Ranger is a much better deal.
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ya i have some royal purple maxifilm... so i think ill just soak the leafs shackes and bolts and see what that does
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ya i think from now on im gonna quit with the fixem ups and just focus on doing pm for it
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98-00s having a lot of electrical problems, really?
2000 Ford Ranger complaints, problems & defects information | CarComplaints.com

19 electrical problems

1999 Ford Ranger complaints, problems & defects information | CarComplaints.com

24 electrical problems

1998 Ford Ranger complaints, problems & defects information | CarComplaints.com

11 interior accessories problems and 4 electrical problems

mostly airbag, door ajar light, dome light, and door chimes. i haven't had any of those issues either.

just because you haven't had those problems don't mean that they aren't common. you are just lucky and haven't had them.....yet
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Lol that's a little bit of problems
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I haven't had any electrical problems with my 99'. Maybe I got lucky or maybe my problem is there's something broke and no lights come on for it haha. Have you tried disconnecting the negative battery cable for 10+ minutes to reset the computer
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Ya I have.....nothing....ill do it again after work today and see what happens
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I've had all of those complaints. Those aren't actual electrical PROBLEMS those are just complaints from any ordinary person. All the ones listed on there take 10-20 minutes to take care of and nothing major.

Wipers turning on by themselves + new multifunction switch = fixed
Dome light/door ajar on + WD40 = fixed
Instrument cluster bulbs going out + replacement bulb = fixed
Smoke from under dash + FORD RECALL = fixed ----> Only actual problem on the list on that website

Burning bulbs on a gauge cluster is an electrical problem? More like wear and tear. Its like saying that when a bulb in a house goes out that the whole house has an electrical problem. Yeahhhhhhhh

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