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I have a 1994 ford Ranger 4cy./ 5 speed... 115,000 miles…

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I have a 1994...

I have a 1994 ford Ranger 4cy./ 5 speed... 115,000 miles when I first start it....the electrical system seem to be low.... in other words the radio volume is set but starts very low.... after about 30-40 sec it raises to set level... also the head lights are dim then bright to proper level...( battery) the check engine light comes on then goes out after the 30-40 sec time... also, the gauge that registers the power level is low then shoots up to proper level reading... The Alternator has been replaced about 5-7 years ago...( checked recently and shows to be ok) The battery is brand new .....but seem to never be full charged....just like the old battery?? If you leave the radio or something running with out the engine running the battery last only about 1-11/2 hours could it be some regulator in the system or on the Alternator...

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

The lights stay on

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I do most of the minor stuff.... I bought a new battery and had alternator checked...also, the truck has after market door openers on the two doors... they worked great for about two years....now they sometimes engage open/ unlock and some times not... Its like it got some regulator or fuse that is not properly sending power through the system...

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That is it ...I believe

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: eric remington,
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eric remington
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o​k if you are willing to perform testing at my lead via phone call I can help you find the problems. you will need at least a multimeter and a test light would be nice but not required

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hi Eric,
Yes, I would like to perform the testing on my truck. Tomorrow April the 5th..... that would be a good day for me. I would like to do it by phone if possible. Can you confirm for tomorrow?Thanks,
Chris D.
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 5 months ago
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Hi Chris!

Different expert here.

It looks like the previous expert has opted out.

I can help you on this page or over the phone. Which ever you prefer.

Let me know!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok can I text tomorrow and do checkjng over phone?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 5 months ago

Most certainly.

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