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Hello guys, another week another set of problems it seems :bonkers:
*I checked my p/s fluid today and saw that it was at the add line, is it ok to just top it off or does one have to remove all the old fluid?

*My two last problems is that my hood latch doesn't seem to pop up the hood anymore, any way to adjust it or is the release cable shot? I can live without the pop, as I still can lift and dislatch the hood no problem.

*Also my passenger side a/c fan (checked a/c clutch fuse and relays and they were fine, dunno which other relay to check though) doesn't turn on but it does engage with the other driver side fan when the temp of the car increases. I assume this is the source of my hot a/c, as the compressor turns on, and the refrigrant levels are optimum and no DTCs besides the common rear passenger climate control problem.
 

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Just top off the P/S fluid.

Get some type of spray lube and lube any moving part on the hood latch mechanism.

Don't understand about the fans. It doesn't turn on, but it does engage? :confused:
 

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Check the fan fuses and relays in the underhood fuse box. Both fans should run in slow with an A/C function commanded.

The hood latch mechanism, on the front radiator brace, has 2 coil springs inside. One is for the pull cable return and the other larger spring "flips" the hood latch upward when it is tripped. If that spring is broken, everything opens and shuts, but the hood won't lift that half inch. Junkyard and magic words.
 

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Sorry if the wording was confusing Ranger, what I meant is that the fans don't turn on via A/C controls but they still turn on when the engine temperature goes up.
 

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Hmm, that IS strange. I think you are going to need the troubleshooting chart in the FSM to chase this one down.
 

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Yep or at least a wiring diagram when I get the chance/access at work, no worries though it's not bad with the windows down for now thanks for the tips on the hood mechanism and p/s fluid Sub and Ranger.
 

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upon closure inspection of the old powersteering fluid, it seems a light brown, and it's got a somewhat burnt smell (reminds me of the smell after shooting one of those popping/smoking cap toy guns), is it still ok to just top off with new fluid?
 

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Is the turkey baster of sucking fluid out of the reservoir method ok to do here or is there a special procedure to remove the fluid?
 

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That will only get the fluid out of the reservoir, not the lines and the piston. I'd probably pull the lowest line I could find and gravity drain it. If you do that there is a procedure you have to use to get all the air out. I think you jack both wheels off the ground and turn the wheel lock to lock about 20 times or something like that. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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