whats missing

Discussion in '1983 - 1988 Ford Ranger' started by teemgreen99, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. teemgreen99

    teemgreen99 New Member

    it appears as though something is missing under the hood on the drivers side mounted to the wheel well...there are two plugs just sitting there as well. my guess is its either where the compressor was for the A/C since the truck has A/C but there doesnt appear to be a compressor or power steering pump but im not sure these trucks even had power steering. oh and once again its a 1987 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5speed single cab. Any ideas? Oh and occasionally it grinds when putting the truck into reverse, normal or not?
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Pics would help in this case
  4. OP

    teemgreen99 New Member

    I figured i was going to get asked for pics, i will see what i can do.
  5. OP

    teemgreen99 New Member

    not sure if this worked but here goes
  6. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    i'm not sure in my 98 thats where the power distrubution block is
  7. OP

    teemgreen99 New Member

    hmmm same motor but your is 11 years newer...anyone know where the A/C compressor should be located in a 1987 2.3 or if these trucks had power steering? mine has A/C controls and has no power steering
  8. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    the compressor for the ac iirc should be on the passenger side of the engine..... and if it had power steering the pump would be on the drivers side of the engine....
  9. C Denny Run*

    C Denny Run* New Member

    My 87' has a few "I go nowhere" wires. Everything works, so I pay no mind to them.

    Both your AC and Power steering pumps will be belt driven, therefore would be located in the front.

    By the way.... I've never heard of a 1987 Ranger that didn't have power steering! Ha ha. That's hilarious. Especially since it has AC. I thought even base models had PS.

    Anyway, don't worry about your open ended wires. They were there for an option you truck doesn't have.


  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    They're the overhead dome light plug and that little grey plug isnt used on my truck either....you shouldnt have anything to worry about. They're both unplugged on mine.
  11. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    They may be there for an option that was available on that truck from the dealer and you might not have it.

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