My Ranger has the 3.0 L V6. My owners manual and the auto parts store have 2 different PCV valve numbers listed. As for the major problem, my heater does not affect it at all. It sounds like a bearing squeel when I can hear it. It is strange because it only happens over 3000 rpm or when it's very cold (well below zero). I recently replaced the belt and all pulleys felt OK. There was a little slop in the power steering pulley but it didn't feel excessive. Could a bad bearing stall the engine without causing my "check engine" light to come on? It really takes a nose dive when this happens but it only does it for a second. Thanks for the help.
Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 11:17 AM