Fuel Cap LIGHT?? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-02-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 311
Fuel Cap LIGHT??

I just noticed today while the sun was shining on my dash at the right angle that I have a ( fuel Cap ) indicator in my dash, it has never come on in 3 years of having the truck and I have left my cap off before. Has anybody ever noticed this particular light before?

I wonder if my light is burned out because this particular truck was ordered with ALL options EXCEPT leather, it was the top of the line for a 1996 ranger, all packages all creature features, towing, skid plates EVERYTHING but leather.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-02-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
It might be burned out.

I am thinking that its a suction thing. I have heard of gas caps going bad and losing their suction or seal. This would then toss a code or make that light turn on.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2009
SVT01RANGER's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,634
i know i never had a gas cap light on my 01, but the check engine light has come on, and that was due to the gas cap not being tight
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1996Ranger4x4SuperCabSTX View Post
I just noticed today while the sun was shining on my dash at the right angle that I have a ( fuel Cap ) indicator in my dash, it has never come on in 3 years of having the truck and I have left my cap off before. Has anybody ever noticed this particular light before?

I wonder if my light is burned out because this particular truck was ordered with ALL options EXCEPT leather, it was the top of the line for a 1996 ranger, all packages all creature features, towing, skid plates EVERYTHING but leather.
rangers came with leather? wtf?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2009
98rangerxlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
rangers came with leather? wtf?
No they dont, but you can swap POWER leather driver and passenger seat out of an exploder.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2009
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98rangerxlt View Post
No they dont, but you can swap POWER leather driver and passenger seat out of an exploder.
a 1996 no.. newer rangers did yes
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-03-2009
jt_ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Posts: 297
ha my is on right now because i screwed up my fuel system a little lol still runs just my fuel cap light is always on now and fuel gauge is inverted lol but it may be burned out pull the cluster out and check
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-03-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 311
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt_ranger View Post
ha my is on right now because i screwed up my fuel system a little lol still runs just my fuel cap light is always on now and fuel gauge is inverted lol but it may be burned out pull the cluster out and check
I pulled my cluster last year and replaced all bulbs with GE 20% brighter bulbs.

I don't remember seeing separate bulbs for those indicator lights, hmmm isn't it just the color of the PLASTIC covering that exact area? Anyways i'm glad to hear somebody else has the feature.

What year truck do you have???
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-03-2009
Prem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ontario mississauga
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
rangers came with leather? wtf?
yea, my '09 FX4 came with leather.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98rangerxlt View Post
No they dont, but you can swap POWER leather driver and passenger seat out of an exploder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post
a 1996 no.. newer rangers did yes
thats what i meant. i never knew about any leather option for my year

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prem View Post
yea, my '09 FX4 came with leather.
were talking about 96 here, your a bit late
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-03-2009
IanSouth's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 142
I didn't know Rangers had gas cap lights. I know my old Ranger had Explorer gauges on it and the fuel light would come on instead of the check engine light.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-25-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 8
Yeah, I noticed the gas cap light many times. All of a sudden it comes on driving down the road for no reason. Then after a while it goes out until the next time I get lucky enough to experience it again! Lol for some reason the gas cap light and the check engine light for a bad gas cap o ring, are 2 totally different experiences. Weird truck!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-25-2011
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarhead5252 View Post
Yeah, I noticed the gas cap light many times. All of a sudden it comes on driving down the road for no reason. Then after a while it goes out until the next time I get lucky enough to experience it again! Lol for some reason the gas cap light and the check engine light for a bad gas cap o ring, are 2 totally different experiences. Weird truck!!
digging up threads from the grave yard.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: Fuel line between fuel filter & fuel pump - TN iplayloudly Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-02-2012 04:10 PM
Fuel cap light on?? Thedarkness03 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 6 08-18-2011 08:52 PM
Ranger Cap vs. S10 cap? reelfishin General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 03-04-2010 04:09 AM
Check fuel cap light & vapor canister pacodiablo 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 9 02-15-2009 09:24 PM
cap or no cap SKINSFAN Exterior Semi-Tech 25 04-17-2008 09:23 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 02:25 AM.


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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.