Once or twice previously I put the truck in drive and it resists taking off when i give it gas

Asked by Jan 05, 2014 at 08:56 PM about the 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yesterday I pulled to a stop and when I tried to take off it sounded like something in the front end dropped, refusing to take off from the red lite I gave more gas and it clunked into drive mode, took off, but barely and slow.   I drove slow home but it smelled lie something burning and the steering seemed loose or my imagination from stressing about getting home..i haven't tried it yet today and weathers so bad I haven't found anyone to look at it yet...any ideas, anyone?

6 Answers

217,175

We'd only be guessing without pics or more information. Hope you get it fixed soon.

18,115

Sounds like a caliper is stuck. Jack both sides up and put stands under it.Put it in neutral and see which wheel won't turn or is hard to turn. That's the bad one.

18,115

Jack the front up. Sorry for that

thanks for ur answers......I went out to move it and what ever was stuck isn't anymore, or at the moment, what's the chance that the 4WD stuck when I had previously turned it off yesterday? I drove Hwy about 20 miles after turning 4WD off before I had to stop at a red lite, it was when I started to pull out from the red lite the problem started and actually when I got home and pulled in a driveway to turn around and park is when it seemed like maybe what happened stopped, but I was too freaked to drive it any more. It worries me that I was going to have it towed tomorrow but it seems drivable so that I could drive it to be serviced, but also, it's to be -15 tomorrow in lovely Madison, Wi and breaking down on the way doesn't sound fun....any more ideas?

18,115

No, the caliper had a chance to cool down and will stick again once you start using the brakes.

thanks again, I didn't get it to anywhere today, places closed allover due to freezing temps...I hope it is just the caliper...I can deal with havin that fixed...thanks

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 6,751 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,595.

ZIP:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,400
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,160
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,004 Great Deals out of 207,309 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
699 Great Deals out of 31,744 listings starting at $2,750
Used Nissan Frontier
482 Great Deals out of 22,811 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,583 Great Deals out of 151,213 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,573 listings starting at $1,399
Used Dodge Dakota
129 Great Deals out of 4,243 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
510 Great Deals out of 12,873 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
516 Great Deals out of 18,239 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
989 Great Deals out of 59,934 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
560 Great Deals out of 42,479 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Tundra
666 Great Deals out of 28,011 listings starting at $2,798
Used Ford Explorer
1,112 Great Deals out of 71,358 listings starting at $799

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $4,499
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 501 listings starting at $2,999
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 408 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 521 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 359 listings starting at $1,995