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

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

Aspire
  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Wait one minute for back-up power supply to deplete stored energy.
  • Remove restraint system diagnostic tool from driver's side air bag module electrical connector.
  • Connect driver's side air bag module electrical connector.
  • Install driver's side air bag module as outlined under "Component Service."
  • Remove restraint system diagnostic tool from passenger's side air bag module electrical connector.
  • Install passenger's side air bag module as outlined under "Component Service."
  • C...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Caliper Service -> 1997 -> 1999-2001 -> Aerostar -> Assemble -> Cleaning & Inspection -> Disassemble -> E-150 -> Escape -> Expedition, Navigator, E-250, E-350, F-250HD, F-350, F-Super Duty, F-150 & F-250LD -> Expedition, Navigator, E-Series, F-150 & F-250LD -> Explorer, Mountaineer & Ranger -> F-250HD, F-350, E-Super Duty & F-Super Duty Series -> Front -> Inspection -> Overhaul -> Rear -> Replacement -> Villager -> Villager & Windstar -> Windstar
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

Replacement

Aerostar
  • Remove and discard a portion of brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Use an eight inch c-clamp to move piston back into its bore as follows:
    • Place head of c-clamp against caliper and screw end of c-clamp against outer pad below spring clip.
    • Tighten c-clamp until torque buttons just clear caliper (approximately 1/8 inch). Remove c-clamp.
  • Clean excess dirt from around pin tabs, then use caliper pin remover tool No. D89T-2196-A, or equivalent, and light hammer to drive caliper pin from caliper as follows:
    • Po...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Diesel Engines & Villager
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 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 has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

On model...

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

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Single Cardan, Flange Yoke -> Single Cardan, Slip Yoke
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

Single Cardan, Slip Yoke

Disassemble

Do not, under any circumstance, clamp the shaft in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing shaft failure during vehicle operation. Place the shaft on a suitable workbench. Do not damage the tube. If components are not marked and installed incorrectly, driveline imbalance can occur.

  • Index-mark the shaft components.
  • Remove and discard all four snap rings.
  • Clamp bearing cup removal tool No. 205-086 or equivalent in a vise.
  • If necessary, use a pair of pliers to remove a bearing cup t...

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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 -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Remove rubber radiator overflow hose from radiator.
  • Remove fan shroud attaching screws, then lift fan shroud out of lower retaining clips and drape over fan.
  • Remove upper and lower radiator hoses from radiator.
  • On models equipped with automatic trans...

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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  2.3 L4 GASEngine Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Fuel Injector #1
  • Fuel Injector #4
  • Power Steering Pressure Switch
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Body Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger  2.3 L4 GASBody Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Backup Lamp
  • Left Backup Lamp
  • Left Rear Turn Lamp
  • Right Rear Turn Lamp
  • Right License Lamp
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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:
  • All Lock Relay
  • All Unlock Relay
  • 1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Main Light Switch
  • Ignition Key Warning Switch
  • Clockspring Assembly
  • Generic Electronic 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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