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1997 Ford Ranger CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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

    General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1996-97 -> System Inspection -> Compressor -> Condenser -> Evaporator -> Receiver/Drier -> Refrigerant Line Restrictions -> Thermostatic Expansion Valve
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 GAS

    While a detailed diagnostic procedure for all air conditioning systems would be impractical due to the many variations in construction and operation, there are three fundamental components of a total diagnosis:

    • Refrigerant systems must have an adequate, but not excessive charge.
    • Determination must be made whether the refrigerant system is governed by a cycling clutch compressor or by valves which control evaporator pressure.
    • The air distribution system (blower motor, switches, vacuum lines and air ducts) must be operational before checking the ...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> E-Series, Excursion, Expedition, Explorer, F-150/250LD, F-Super Duty Mountaineer, Navigator & Ranger (4WABS) -> System Service -> 1997 -> 1997 Ranger -> 1998-2001 -> 1998-2001 Ranger -> ABS Control Module -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> E-Series -> E-Series, Excursion, Expedition, F-150, F-250HD, F-Super Duty Series & Navigator -> Except 1997 Ranger -> Expedition, F-150, F-250LD & Navigator -> Explorer & Mountaineer -> F-Super Duty Series & Excursion -> Front -> G-Switch -> Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) -> Ranger -> Rear -> Wheel Speed Sensor
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

    Brake System Bleed

    Except 1997 Ranger

    Refer to "Hydraulic Brake Systems" for bleeding procedure.

    1997 Ranger

    Perform this procedure only if the Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) has been replaced.

    • Perform conventional brake system bleed procedure.
    • Connect bleeder box tool No. T90T-50-ALA and brake jumper cable tool No. T93T-50-ALA, or equivalents.
    • Press down on brake pedal and depress "VALVES" button on bleeder box. Pedal will fall.
    • Release "VALVES" button, then release the brake pedal.
    • Repeat preceding two steps.
    • Depress "MOTOR START" button and let pump motor run for one minute.
    • Perform conventional b...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1994-98 Ranger -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

    Normal Service

    Replace every 30,00...

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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 3.0 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

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove starter motor mounting bolts.
    • Lower starter motor.
    • Remove starter motor electrical connector cap.
    • Remove starter motor electrical connector nuts.
    • Remo...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

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

    When fuel level drops below a predetermined level, the CHECK GAUGE indicator should light. The CHECK GAUGE indicator shoul...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 GAS

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Remove rubber radiator overflow hose from radiator, Fig. .
    • Remove two fan shroud attaching screws, then lift fan shroud out of lower retaining clips and drape over fan.
    • Loosen radiator upper and lower hose clamps, then remove upper and lower radiator hoses from radiator connectors.
    • On models equipped with automatic transmission:
      • Disconnect and plug two transmission cooling ...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 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+.

    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:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Rear Anti-Lock Brake System Module
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Ignition Switch
  • Power Window Relay
  • Body Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger  4.0 V6 GASBody Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Rear Axle Sensor
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Right Rear Speaker
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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 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Anti-Slosh Module
  • Engine Oil Pressure Switch
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • 1997 Ford Ranger  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Illumination Dimming Module
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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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