Re: Mazda (Ranger) pickup question
You have to remove the cluster, but it's not very hard. The speedo is not
cable driven, so the cluster comes out very easy.
I did my 97 Ranger 6 months ago and it took about 30 minutes. What you
want to do is replace EVERY bulb while you have it out. That way you're not
replacing a different one every 6 months.
"Joe S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Joe S." <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I just purchased a 1997 Mazda B4000, 4.0L V6, 4WD, 5-speed -- I have some
>>questions and hope someone here can help.
>> If you have a similar truck, Mazda or Ranger:
>> 1. What is your clutch life? When did you replace clutch plate or
>> clutch master or slave cylinders?
>> 2. As I understand it, the transmission has to come out to replace the
>> clutch slave cylinder -- right?
>> 3. The owner's manual does not say anything about this -- but -- do I
>> need to put it into 4WD every so often to keep the transfer case seals
>> and front hubs lubricated, or, are they lubricated sufficiently in normal
>> operation? I don't do a lot of 4WD.
>> 4. I don't see anything in the owner's manual about valve adjustment so
>> I assume the truck has hydraulic lifters and I don't need to worry about
>> valve adjustments ( I'm an old VW Beetle owner and valve adjustments are
>> key to keeping the Beetle engine happy ).
>> Any other comments?
> Here's another question. One of the lamps that illuminates the instrument
> cluster is burned out. How do I replace it -- I have not examined the
> instrument cluster but I guess (I hope) I'll find a few screws to remove,
> pull the clear cover, reach up and swap the bulbs. On the other
> hand - - -