steve mac

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    Ranger Wildtrak
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  1. Has anyone installed a HID bulb kit on the Ranger and if so are they any good?
  2. Hi Thanks for the response. Things have improved considerably since Ford replaced the LSD in the rear, I can actually get drive to 3 wheels when off road now.
  3. Has anyone else had the clutch, gearbox warranty fix done by Ford, vehicle had excessive clutch judder and Ford fitted new flywheel, clutch and rebuilt the gearbox with revised 1st and 2nd gear ratios (as per the Mk3 facelift) and if so have you had any ongoing gearbox issues? The gearbox in my 2009 Wildtrak has been removed 5 times by Ford in the last 6 months!!! Regards
  4. Thanks for that. Ford are advising me that the Ranger front diff is neither an LSD or locker therefore when in 4x4 mode with a conventional open diff you will only ever get drive to one of the front wheels (as per a conventional rwd car with an open diff - only one wheel spins) This is how Ford are explaining it to me.
  5. Can anyone confirm what type of diff is fitted in the front axle of the Mk3 Ranger. The reason for asking is that when I engage 4x4 on loose surface only the front n/s wheel is spinning with no drive to the o/s front. My Ford dealer informs me this is normal as it is only fitted with an open diff on the front so acts as a normal differential. Would welcome any advice. Steve
  6. Had mine replaced under warranty and asked the Ford dealer if the box can be adjusted. They advised that the lock nut and adjuster is for initial set up of the steering box and not really for adjustment. Despite this another forum member has adjusted the box himself and has reported a good result, see other posting relating to steering play.
  7. # 30 PSI front/rear (increase the rear by 4 PSI when fully loaded)
  8. Hi Update: Ford have confirmed that my LSD isn't working and are replacing it under warranty.
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  10. Hi Has anyone else experienced problems with the Limited Slip Diff? I tried to to drive on wet grass recently and discovered that o/s rear wheel was spinning and no drive was being transmitted to the N/S wheel. I have jacked the rear end off the ground and when I spin one wheel the other dosen't move. My understanding is that when you turn one wheel the other should turn in the same direction. Would appreciate any advice. Steve
  11. Hi Ken Can confirm that the Ranger radio isn't code protected. Don't know what the issue might be with your CD player but if you need to replace it check on eBay as they are always coming up. Regards Steve
  12. Hi - decided to stick with the original Bridgestone Dueller as I obtained a really good price of £370.00 for four tyres fitted and including tracking.
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    The tyres on my Wildtrak will need replacing in the next few weeks and I would welcome any feedback from any other forum users regarding suitable replacements for the standard Bridgestone 245 x 70 x 16. I am looking for a tyre which is primarily suitable for road use and am currently considering the Avon Ranger TSE tyre.
  14. My 2009 Wildtrak has developed very bad clutch judder when pulling away, especially when hill starting. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so what was the cause? I understand that Ford have had considerable problems with the dual mass flywheels wearing prematurely.
  15. Does a service manual exist for my 2009 Wildtrak - I assume Haynes haven't produced one?