very weird electrical probelm, 93 ranger - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NERV is on a distinguished road
Default very weird electrical probelm, 93 ranger

so we got this 93 ranger as a tradein at the dealer, i was doign the used car inspection on it, checking out any problems it might have repairs it might need etc, and check this out, if you turn on the headlights it stalls, the battery is fine, the alternator is fine, you could be at WOT and the headlights will stall it every time, you could turn on every other electrical devic ein the car and it will have no effect but the headlights will stall it, now i didnt bother diagnosing the problem because the car had so many other problems that we arent gonna bother fixing it and instead of selling it at the dealership, its going to some crap car auction somewhere, but i oculdnt tihnk of any normally occuring problem that would do this, the car did have alot of aftermarket crap wired up but nothing hooke dup to the headlight circuit that i was aware of, so any ideas?
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Headlight or marker light shorted?

other than that Id suggest :

www dot ford-trucks dot com
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,544
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NERV is on a distinguished road
Default

a short is unlikely, if there was one it would blow the fuse or burn out the wiring before it pulled enough power thru those bitty wires to stall the truck, i'm not gonna go out of my way and registe ron another forum to look into this since I won't even be diagnosing it anyway
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2006, 11:56 AM   #4
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Could be a bad ground. Maybe on the EEC and whenthe headlights kick on it raises the 'ground' voltage enought to screw up the EEC and stall.

Just guesses really, but Ford can do some ODD stuff when the grounds start to go.
It could be a simole a miswired relay from all the mod'ed stuff too.
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weird weird and really weird 3064datazz 1992-1999 42 07-19-2007 02:03 PM
Crappy Ranger, Redone Camaro BonneMeMN Your Other Rides: Pics & Videos 3 07-23-2005 03:15 AM
New Rims / New Tires on Ranger ;-) (56k warning!!) viperar15 Lounge 15 10-19-2004 10:51 AM
Army Ranger Ambushed In Iraq... MOS95B Lounge 0 04-06-2004 07:03 AM
Killing a Ranger. UniqueSE General GM Chat 13 10-24-2003 10:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.