Diagnosing Problems with Your Ford Ranger Windshield Visor-and What to Do
When you want to keep the sun out of your eyes while driving but don't want to hinder visibility completely, then a Ford Ranger windshield visor was an investment you didn't regret. These simple, versatile attachments are affordable, easy to mount, and highly effective. If you spent a lot of time taking care of them, they should last you a very long time. If yours is getting on in years or you simple started noticing problems with it, then it's about time that you commit to simple troubleshooting. Here are the most common hiccups that the windshield visor experiences, and some simple things you can do to deal with them:
A loosely sagging visor is a terrible sight to behold. Not only is there a danger of it falling off and ruining itself-there's also a good chance that it can crack and damage the windshield as it falls. This is the most extreme state that you could find your visor in, and implies a fault with the mounting tape or neglect on the part of the driver. Either way, it's pretty clear when it's sagging. While you might think that the best option is to apply glue or reinforce the mounting, it's altogether better to simple replace the windshield visor completely. Using any kind of glue or epoxy to reinforce it in place only makes it harder to remove later-not to mention that it damages your windshield as well.
Creaks and noises
This symptom is usually encountered well before the first-in effect: you have time to deal with the problem before it gets worse. Again, the fault usually lies with a weakness with the mounting time. Once you notice that the sounds are coming from the visor, check the length of the attachment point for any visible weaknesses. If the damage is not so severe, a little application of putty will help to bolster the hold of the mounting tape, and allow you to continue to use it. Putty is a good choice because it isn't a permanent hold and can be removed later.