OBD1 connector

Tiny
HAMMONSM
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 185,000 MILES
I cannot find where to connect my meter on the truck listed above.
Sunday, July 26th, 2020 AT 10:38 AM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

If you're looking for the OBD port to connect a scanner or code reader these are the 2 possible locations.If your truck has OBD1 it's located under the hood on left hand side on top of the fender well.If your truck has the newer style EECLL or otherwise known as OBD2 it is on the lower left of the dash about knee level.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/ford-lincoln-mercury-obd1-1995-and-earlier-diagnostic-trouble-code-definition-and-retrieval

I've attached a picture of both below.Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Danny,

Thank you very much, I found it. You are a very nice person.
Thank you, Mike Hammons
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 5:43 PM
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DANNY L is one of our best! Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 5:44 PM
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DANNY L
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You're welcome!

Thanks Mike. Please use our site again when needed. Also, If you use the diagnostic port to check for codes we can help with that too if codes are found. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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The temperature gauge is normal. I drive it around the block, until I started up a hill and give more gusto go up the hill and it went to hot to the to the top. Now when I got back and open raised the hood it was not hot.
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Saturday, August 1st, 2020 AT 3:25 PM
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DANNY L
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Hello again.

So are you saying you might be having an overheating or running hot temperature condition?Let me know and we'll go from there. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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The temperature gauge is moving to hot but motor is not.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 11:12 AM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello again.

Since your truck you say is running at normal temperature but the gauge shows hot it's possible the ect- engine control temperature sensor is faulty,defective, or showing an incorrect reading.Here are a few tutorials to view for its description and replacement:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-coolant-temperature-sensor-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-coolant-temperature-sensor

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolant-temperature-sensor-cts-replacement

I've attached pictures below of its location and steps on how to replace.Hope this helps and keep us updated on this issue.Thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Danny,

Thank you very much that what it was and now runs good. Thanks and god bless.
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Friday, August 7th, 2020 AT 3:42 PM
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DANNY L is one of our best! Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM
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DANNY L
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You're welcome!
Thanks again for using 2CarPros and hope you use our site again in the future.

Danny-
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 AT 8:05 PM

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