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Old 11-05-2020, 07:19 PM   #87123
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Dave and Carol, been there suffered thru stuff like that. You have my sympathy. These darn machines really know how to be a pain in the tookess, donít they? When will you get to Yuma? I need a Mutant fix.

Ranger spent his first 23 years in chilly Oregon so he didnít come with air conditioning from the factory. You canít survive southern Arizona without it. So I ordered the parts, which of course had a few missing, so I spent several hours leaned over the hood of a junked pickup removing bolts and lines. Automotive stuff is Greek to me, but I found a local mechanic who is good and reasonably priced who was directing me. Tomorrow morning I get to take the bolts out of a thingy so he can put one of the parts inside.

Oohhh you said tookess, you could raise the wrath of the powers that be. I haven't heard tookess since I was a kid.

Be careful unbolting a thingy as you could discombobulate the who-you-call of screw up the frimfram.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:12 PM   #87124
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So, in other words, you're going to remove the heater (or at least the core) so you can install the air conditioner coil (which may or may not require a different heater enclosure). Then the compressor gets installed at the front of the motor (just like the alternator - I would have said 'and power steering pump' but I'm guessing Ranger has steering by Arm-strong). Hopefully your crankshaft pulley (the bottom one) has an extra groove for the air conditioner belt (unless you have one of those wide flat single belts - then it's just a longer belt for the extra pulley). If you're installing a "factory" set-up you may have to also change out the heater control panel on the dash (sometimes A/C needs an extra control but maybe not in this case). Not a horrible job but it can get to be involved...
Disclaimer: I have never installed auto air conditioning but have some idea of the work involved from comparing vehicles with and without it...
Forgot to ask - does Ranger have real window cranks or buttons? I need to show the GK's some crank operated windows someday and blow their minds...
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:22 PM   #87125
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Dang Dave, you are an omen of news. Not good I'm afraid.

So very sorry to hear of your troubles and the etc., etc.
Wish we had more time when you were in Beaumont.
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So, in other words, you're going to remove the heater (or at least the core) so you can install the air conditioner coil (which may or may not require a different heater enclosure). Then the compressor gets installed at the front of the motor (just like the alternator - I would have said 'and power steering pump' but I'm guessing Ranger has steering by Arm-strong). Hopefully your crankshaft pulley (the bottom one) has an extra groove for the air conditioner belt (unless you have one of those wide flat single belts - then it's just a longer belt for the extra pulley). If you're installing a "factory" set-up you may have to also change out the heater control panel on the dash (sometimes A/C needs an extra control but maybe not in this case). Not a horrible job but it can get to be involved...
Disclaimer: I have never installed auto air conditioning but have some idea of the work involved from comparing vehicles with and without it...
Forgot to ask - does Ranger have real window cranks or buttons? I need to show the GK's some crank operated windows someday and blow their minds...
Ranger does have power steering, manual door locks and crank windows. Smarty even has crank windows and she's a 2012. I wish he had cruise control but that probably can’t happen on a 5 speed manual transmission. It’s been a long time since I’ve driven a manual transmission vehicle, but it does help the little four banger have a little more power on these sand roads.

The fewer gadgets equals less trouble. I was helping my neighbor vacuum out her car with a power seat and the recline button quit working with the seat fully forward. What a pain it is to drive like that! I guess that’s better than fully reclined.
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Iím sorry your thoughts weigh so heavily on your mind, Wayne. Must be tough being you.
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So, in other words, you're going to remove the heater (or at least the core) so you can install the air conditioner coil (which may or may not require a different heater enclosure). Then the compressor gets installed at the front of the motor (just like the alternator - I would have said 'and power steering pump' but I'm guessing Ranger has steering by Arm-strong). Hopefully your crankshaft pulley (the bottom one) has an extra groove for the air conditioner belt (unless you have one of those wide flat single belts - then it's just a longer belt for the extra pulley). If you're installing a "factory" set-up you may have to also change out the heater control panel on the dash (sometimes A/C needs an extra control but maybe not in this case). Not a horrible job but it can get to be involved...
Disclaimer: I have never installed auto air conditioning but have some idea of the work involved from comparing vehicles with and without it...
Forgot to ask - does Ranger have real window cranks or buttons? I need to show the GK's some crank operated windows someday and blow their minds...
my 1991 ford f150 not only has crank windows it also has the high beam switch on the floor board
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Barb, check under the seat where you vacuumed. You might have knocked the plug loose to the seat controls.


My old sedan delivery (when I still had it) had manual everything. Plus, being an older Ford, the ignition key was up on the dash and on the far left end the way God intended...
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I’m sorry your thoughts weigh so heavily on your mind, Wayne. Must be tough being you.
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my 1991 ford f150 not only has crank windows it also has the high beam switch on the floor board
Ah! the good old days. I even had a truck with the starter on the floorboard. Left side, higher than the high beam switch.

Showing our ages, eh?


p.s., also had one of these on the dash of my car for starting: (Different car Tim.)
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My 56 Oldsmobile had another switch on the floor right beside the hi-lo switch. It was for activating the "wonder bar" on the radio so you could change stations without taking your eyes off the road.
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My 56 Oldsmobile had another switch on the floor right beside the hi-lo switch. It was for activating the "wonder bar" on the radio so you could change stations without taking your eyes off the road.

My '55 Olds had a touch bar on the radio for moving to the next station


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Okay, it's over. Let's get back to RVMutant friendliness and have a good time.

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Okay, it's over. Let's get back to RVMutant friendliness and have a good time.

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