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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

    Computer Relearn Procedures -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1999-2002 -> 2003-04 -> Automatic Data Transfer -> Except 1999-2002 -> Manual Data Entry -> Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS

    Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

    Except 1999-2002

    Disconnect negative battery cable for a minimum of five minutes. After clearing memory, it is required to drive vehicle a minimum of 10 miles to allow PCM time to relearn operating strategy.

    1999-2002
    Automatic Data Transfer
    • Prior to removing old PCM, connect a suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC).
    • Follow scan tool manufacturers' instructions to download data from old PCM.
    • Install new PCM and connect scan tool to DLC.
    • Follow scan tool manufactur...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Anti-lock Brakes -> Aerostar, E-Series, F-Series & Ranger (RABS) -> Troubleshooting -> 1997 F-250HD, F-350 & 1997-98 E-Series -> 1997-2000 F-150 & F-250LD -> 1998 Ranger -> 1999 E-Series -> 1999-2000 Ranger -> 2001 F-150 -> Aerostar & 1977 Ranger -> F-Super Duty Series -> Symptom Charts
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

    Symptom Charts
    Aerostar & 1977 Ranger

    Refer to Figs. through for symptom charts.

    1997 F-250HD, F-350 & 1997-98 E-Series

    Refer to Fig. for symptom charts.

    F-Super Duty Series

    Refer to Fig. for symptom charts.

    1999 E-Serie...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Shutoff Switch Location -> 1997-06 Ranger
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    The inertia switch is...

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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 Super 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 -> Rear Load Leveling (CHECK SUSP) ->
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    The CHECK SUSP indicator lights when there is a fault of the rear load ...

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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 3.0 V6 GAS

    • Lift tensioner by rotating it counterclockwise.
    • Remove old belt.
    • Install new belts, ensure ...

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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:
  • Radio
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • RABS Test Connector
  • 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:
  • 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 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Illumination Dimming Module
  • 1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Ford Ranger Super 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery Saver Relay
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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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