How to Replace the Alternator on a 1988 Ford Ranger?

Answer Alternators provide electrical power for the engine, engine accessories and creature comforts in automobiles. If the alternator fails, the vehicle can run on battery power for a short time, until t... Read More »

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How to Replace the Clutch in a 1988 Ford Ranger?

It is easy to tell when your truck needs a new clutch -- it's difficult to accelerate, especially from a standstill or when moving a heavy load, because the clutch disc is slipping against the flyw... Read More »

How to Replace the Headlight Switch in a 1988 Ford Ranger?

The headlight switch in the 1988 Ford Ranger is located to the left of the steering wheel on the dash. The switch is mounted by two screws and will not take very long to replace. In addition to the... Read More »

How to Replace an Alternator on a Ford Ranger?

The alternator on a Ford Ranger is the heart of the power supply system. The alternator creates alternating current (AC). This current is changed into direct current (DC) by the starter and regulat... Read More »

How to Diagnose a 1988 Ford Ranger PCM?

The 1988 Ford Ranger PCM sends codes and turns on the engine light when one of the sensors malfunctions. The problem is that the PCM cannot diagnose itself. It is up to you to figure out whether th... Read More »