97 ford ranger problems
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Kristian

Woodland Park, CO

#1 Dec 9, 2006
so far my 97 ranger is having problems with the gas guage reading empty but the tank will be full and when i fill up the truck completly it leaks from the top of the gas tank i think. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to whats wrong with it and also if any one knows how many miles to the gallon the truck gets too its a 97 2.3 ford ranger 5 speed

thanks
Dan

AOL

#2 Dec 9, 2006
Kristian wrote:
so far my 97 ranger is having problems with the gas guage reading empty but the tank will be full and when i fill up the truck completly it leaks from the top of the gas tank i think. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to whats wrong with it and also if any one knows how many miles to the gallon the truck gets too its a 97 2.3 ford ranger 5 speed
thanks
to correct to fuel gauge problem you need to test the voltage to the sending unit on the top of the tank, if you are getting voltage to the unit then you need to drop the tank and replace the sending unit in the tank
Kristian

Woodland Park, CO

#3 Dec 10, 2006
how would i test the voltage to the sending unit
thanks
kris

Saratoga Springs, NY

#4 Dec 10, 2006
what u need to do first is take the guage pod out and on the back side is a slosh module, check to see if its loose, then trace the vinle board to the connector find that wire, then, with the dash out still and no wires hooked to it, start the truck, grab a test meter one lead to good ground the other in the wire, for voltage, also check the fuses first, also high current box under hood check the fuel relay
Bobby

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Dec 16, 2006
Kristian wrote:
so far my 97 ranger is having problems with the gas guage reading empty but the tank will be full and when i fill up the truck completly it leaks from the top of the gas tank i think. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to whats wrong with it and also if any one knows how many miles to the gallon the truck gets too its a 97 2.3 ford ranger 5 speed
thanks
HI, IM going to be quick. I had the same problem with my ranger 97, luckily my freind is a mechanic. Me and him took apart the whole gas tank, and it leaks when you fill it up all the way because the gas filler tube has eroded some of the rubber away. It needs to be replaced.
Kristian

Boise, ID

#6 Dec 22, 2006
does the rubber need to be replaced or dose the gas tank and about how much dose that cost
Ernie

Church View, VA

#7 Dec 26, 2006
It's just the tubing from the tank to the filler tube part; maybe less than $10...I used a radiator hose and hose clamps.
Kristian

Boise, ID

#8 Jan 7, 2007
Oh alright and about how much does it cost to get the sending unit fixed
RJones

Montgomery, AL

#9 Jan 10, 2007
Ernie wrote:
It's just the tubing from the tank to the filler tube part; maybe less than $10...I used a radiator hose and hose clamps.
OK Sounds good, but does it slow the flow of fuel going into tank?
Phil

Vermilion, OH

#10 Jan 31, 2007
I'm wondering about this also. I just bought a 97 Ranger, with a fuel gauge that reads empty, but won't take much fuel at all every time I try to fill it. If I know that it is the gauge that is the problem, I won't mind much, just fill it every 200 miles or so. But I hate to find out that its something else, the hard way.
Jesse

Malvern, PA

#11 Oct 25, 2007
I hade the same problem with my 95 ranger? The problem with the gas gauge not reading correctly is that the float somehow got a pin hole in it. it simiply sinks and stays at the bottom of the tank, this is a common ford problem in general. As with gas pouring out of the top of the gas tank, i again had that problem and it was the filler tude. My tube had a small slick in it and everything time i tried toping off the tank it would come spilling out..
Tony

United States

#12 Nov 2, 2007
DON'T USE A RADIATOR HOSE TO FIX THE FILLER NECK.It's not rated for that.Buy a new one.I had that issue and spent the money and did it right.It's about 200 bucks for a new filler neck.They split or crack at the base where it meets the tank.My fuel gauge is intermittent and thats usually a problem with the float.Never do a repair job half assed.Do it right the first time.
cruz

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2007
heater stop working a/c works grate a/c blowes through defrost
Norman

Santee, CA

#14 Nov 22, 2007
Is it necessary to remove the fuel tank to replace the filler hose? If so, how do you remove the fuel tank?
Mike

Appleton, WI

#15 Nov 22, 2007
Kristian wrote:
so far my 97 ranger is having problems with the gas guage reading empty but the tank will be full and when i fill up the truck completly it leaks from the top of the gas tank i think. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to whats wrong with it and also if any one knows how many miles to the gallon the truck gets too its a 97 2.3 ford ranger 5 speed
thanks
My guess is that the float is sunk. I troubleshot my friends 96 ranger that seemed to have the same problem. I checked the impeedance of the float switch and it seemed bad. I took it out and tested it and it seemed to work fine. It turned out that over time the brass float developed a small hole at one of the solder joints and it filled up with fuel. I just drilled a bigger hole to drain it and then soldered that hole closed. it has worked fine ever since.
paul

Dallas, TX

#16 Nov 29, 2007
I switched over to the "trip odometer gas gauge."
Matt

La Crescenta, CA

#17 Dec 2, 2007
Thanks for the info My 94 Ranger is leaking fuel from what appears to be a crack in the filler neck (which I could feel with my hand) Anyone know how easy or difficult it would be to replace the filler neck myself?
neil mark

Austin, TX

#18 Dec 8, 2007
Check your owners manual for tank capacity.
You may find it cheaper and more reliable to fill
your tank, reset your odometer trip counter back to
zero, and run two hundred miles and refill checking the mileage per gallon and compute your range of travel per tank full and then you can refill your tank accordingly. When filling your tank do not
keep trying to force fuel - when the pump quits stop. Good Luck
Shy Bobbi

Topeka, KS

#19 Dec 27, 2007
Today I filled up my husbands '97 Ford Ranger and when the tank was finally full, the hose clicked back and then there was a splash from under the truck. I looked and seen some gas on the ground and some dripping from the tank. Of course I did not crawl under there, but it looked like it came from the top. I have no idea what could have happened. Does anyone have any ideas?
jim

Kings Mountain, NC

#20 Jan 21, 2008
Norman wrote:
Is it necessary to remove the fuel tank to replace the filler hose? If so, how do you remove the fuel tank?
Di youhave to remove the tank to fix this?

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