Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles
First, thanks for your site and time.
Second, my problem in the long version.
A few days ago, my abs light came on. Knowing that it was the anti-lock brake light, I was not too worried. Figured I would get around too looking at it later.
Then a day or two later, I am driving down the highway at about 60 mph and my speedometer started going nuts. It would drop to zero mph and then jump back up to 60. I found that decelerating a bit would make it jump more and sometimes not work, and going up to about 65 would make it work fairly well. Over the next day or two, this got worse until it was not working more than it was working.
2 days ago, I am driving to lunch. I come to a stop sign, stop and then proceed. I start making a left turn and my truck dies. No sputtering or slow engine death. It was a sudden and complete engine shut down.
In addition to the shut down, I found that my keyless remote no longer works.
My engine will turn over. All of the lights come on as normal when I turn the key to start. My air filter is not dirty. My spark plugs seem to be sparking. I pulled the fuel line at the manifold and it looks dry to me.
My guessing tells me that some sensor/relay/chip has gone bad causing my remote entry (tied to the security system. Shuts off fuel I think), the abs and the speedometer to all not work. But, I am not able to find anything in the owners manual, or the Haynes Ranger book I have on these problems.
So, I would be very appreciative for any suggestions that you guys might have.
Many thanks, Robert.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 AT 7:57 PM