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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

Serpentine Drive Belt Routing -> Domestic Light Trucks & Vans -> Ford Motor Co.
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Vacuum Brake Booster -> Brake Booster Replacement -> 1997-98 -> 1999-2001 -> Aerostar, Excursion, F-250HD, F-350 & F-Super Duty -> E-Series, Expedition, Explorer, Explorer Sport & Sport/Trac, F-150 & F-250LD, Mountaineer, Navigator & Villager -> Escape -> Ranger -> Windstar
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS

Aerostar, Excursion, F-250HD, F-350 & F-Super Duty

  • Remove air cleaner housing, if required.
  • Remove brake master cylinder attaching nuts.
  • Position brake master cylinder aside.
  • Disconnect booster vacuum hose.
  • Disconnect power distribution box auxiliary relay and set aside.
  • Remove fuse panel cover.
  • Remove stop lamp switch self-locking pin.
  • Remove stop lamp switch and brake booster pushrod from brake pedal pin.
  • Remove power brake booster nuts.
  • Remove power brake booster.
  • Reverse procedure to install. Torque booster mounting nuts to 16-21 ft. lbs.

Escape

  • Remove brake pedal pushrod cotte...

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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 4.0 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, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support the vehicle.
  • Index-mark front driveshaft to front axle flange and at transfer case flange.
  • Remove and discard bolts and U-joint retainers.
  • Remove and discard flange bolts.
  • Compress and separate front driveshaft from front axle, then separate driveshaft from transfer case. Wrap electrical tape around the bearing cups to prevent them from falling off the U-joint spider.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Tighten transfer case flange bolts in a cross pattern.
    • Torque front propeller shaft flange bolts to 22 ft. lbs.
    • Torque front propeller shaft U-...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • When disconnecting hardshell connector at S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire.
  • Pull straight off to prevent damage to connector and S terminal.
  • Disconnect starter cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.
  • Remove...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the Air Bag warning ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS

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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
  • Body Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GASBody Components & Connectors Diagram for 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 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  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Check Valve
  • Vacuum Tank
  • Floor Panel Door Vacuum Motor
  • AC Heater Function Selector Vacuum Valve
  • Panel Defrost Door Vacuum Motor
  • 1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Main Light Switch
  • Hi Beam Indicator
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Daytime Running Lamps 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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