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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Wire Color Code Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> Expedition, Explorer, E-150, F-150, F-250LD, Mountaineer, Navigator & Ranger -> Adjustments -> Drums Installed -> Drums Removed -> Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250LD, Mountaineer & Navigator -> Parking Brake Except Rear Disc -> Parking Brake w/Rear Disc -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

Service Brake

The rear brake shoes adjust automatically when the vehicle is driven in reverse and the brakes are applied sharply several times. Manual adjustment is required only when brake shoes are replaced. When adjusting rear brakes, ensure parking brake is properly adjusted and adjuster is operating freely.

Drums Removed
  • With drums removed, clean areas where shoes contact backing plate, then apply suitable lubricant to contact areas. Ensure lubricant does not contaminate linings.
  • Adjust gauge to inside diameter of brake drum using suitable brake shoe adjusting gauge.
  • Reverse tool an...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Gasoline Fuel Injected Engines Except Escape, Freestar, Mariner, Monterey, Villager, 2005-06 Aviator, Explorer & Mountaineer, 2005-06 Expedition & Navigator & 2004-06 F150 & Mark LT
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS

The fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. This residual pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system. To avoid injury or fire, release pressure from the fuel system before disconnecting any fuel line.

The fuel system pressure must be relieved prior to disconnecting fuel lines to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

Front

  • With vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  • Remove front wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove and discard the hub nut and washer assembly.
  • Remove front disc brake caliper, anchor plate and pads as an assembly, and position assembly aside.
  • Remove brake disc.
  • Separate outboard front wheel halfshaft joint from wheel hub.
  • Support front suspension lower arm.
  • Remove nut and bolt retaining upper ball joint to front wheel knuckle.
  • Remove outboard front wheel halfshaft joint from wheel hub.
    • Rotate front wheel knuckle.
    • Compress outboard front whe...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Disconnect electrical connector and remove nut.
  • Remove wiring harness-to-alternator pin type retainer.
  • Remove altern...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Low Coolant Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
  • Disconnect heater outlet hos...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Rotate tensioner by turning counterclockwis...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GASEngine Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Brake Fluid Level Switch
  • Left Headlamp
  • Engine Compartment Lamp
  • RABS Test Connector
  • I/P Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger  4.0 V6 GASI/P Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • RABS Test Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Relay
  • Ignition Switch
  • Fog Lamp Relay
  • Daytime Running Lamps Module
  • 1997 Ford Ranger  2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn Relay
  • Speed Control Switch Assembly
  • Horn Switches
  • Ignition Key Warning Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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