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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

A/C & Cooling System Maintenance -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1990-93 Ford Aerostar, Bronco II & Explorer & 1990-94 Ranger
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.9 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

DISC BRAKES, FORD -> General Information -> TROUBLESHOOTING -> BRAKE RATTLE -> BRAKE ROUGHNESS OR CHATTER; PEDAL PUMPING -> CALIPER BRAKE FLUID LEAK -> EXCESSIVE PEDAL EFFORT -> EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL -> HEAVY BRAKE DRAG -> NO BRAKING EFFECT WHEN PEDAL IS DEPRESSED -> PULL, UNEVEN OR GRABBING BRAKES -> REAR BRAKES LOCKING ON APPLICATION
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL

  • Worn brake lining.
  • Shoe and lining knock back after cornering or rough road travel.
  • Piston and shoe and lining assembly not properly seated or positioned.
  • Air leak or insufficient fluid in system or caliper.
  • Loose wheel bearing adjustment.
  • Damaged or worn caliper piston seal.
  • Improper booster pushrod adjustment.
  • Shoe out of flat more than .005 inch.
  • Rear brake automatic adjusters inoperative.
  • Improperly ground rear brake shoe and lining assemblies.

BRAKE ROUGHNESS OR CHATTER; PEDAL PUMPING

  • Excessive lateral runout of rotor.
  • Rotor excessively out of parallel.

EXCESSIVE P...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Diesel Engines & Villager
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger Super 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 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 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 transfer case to 75 ft. lbs. if equipped.
    • T...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly, if required.
  • Disconnect wire harness connectors from voltage regulator.
  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts, then alternator from vehi...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Traction Control System Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

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

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.9 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove overflow tube from coolant recovery bottle and detach it from radiator shroud.
  • Remove four shroud attaching bolts and position it over fan.
  • Remove lower radiator hose and position aside.
  • Remove upper radiator hose and p...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.9 V6 GAS

  • Loosen adjustment and pivot bolts.
  • On models equipped with automatic tensioners,lift tensioner by rotating it counterclockwise.
  • On all models, remove old belts.
  • Install new belts, ensure proper belt groove contact.
  • On models less automatic tensioners, adjust belt tension as follows:
    • Install a suitable belt tension gauge tool, at ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1990 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Transmission Components Diagram for 1990 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GASTransmission Components Diagram for 1990 Ford Ranger Super 4.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Neutral Safety Switch
  • Back-Up Lamp Switch
  • Neutral Sensing Switch
  • Back-Up Neutral Start Switch
  • Frame Components  Diagram for 1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GASFrame Components Diagram for 1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump
  • Speed Sensor
  • 4x4 Indicator
  • Fuel Sender
  • Splice S230
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1990 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1990 Ford Ranger  4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Backup Lamp
  • Left Backup Lamp
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • Backup Neutral Safety Switch
  • 1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Ford Ranger Super 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Main Light Switch
  • Ashtray Illumination
  • Liftgate Wiper Washer Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1990 Ford Ranger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: MERCON ATF IS BEING REPLACED BY MERCON V AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS
    Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Document: MERCON ATF IS BRING REPLACED BY MERCON V ATF AS A SERVICE FLUID
    Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1990 Ford Ranger AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1990 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 1990 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 1990 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 1990 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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