Patrick Sisneros shared a link to the group: Ford Ranger Fanatics.

I know i probably sound like a broken record I just don't wanna get ripped off via Internet purchase I drive a 2000 4.0l v6 xlt and am looking at these headers: images I checked fitment and it shows 97-03 on xlt and all that just want to make 100% sure before I drop my hard earned $$ on some parts any thoughts on better brands and things bolting up problems and tips and tricks yall have run into. Please only helpful suggestions and polite ones I'm just trying to get good information before I jump into this.

Thanks and God bless.

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Ok I just got a 97 ranger yesterday and I got it cheap since it has a spun rod...

Ok I just got a 97 ranger yesterday and I got it cheap since it has a spun rod but I plan on trashing the motor anyway. My problem is the guy told me it was a 2wd ranger, I get it back home and clear as day it's a 4x4 ranger. I don't know how I missed that knob in the dash. But any way my question is, is the frame the same between the 4x4 and the 2wd on the 97s. If anyone know the answer to this that'd be a great help. I plan on slamming this thing and is it worth my time to even invest in it if it's a 4x4?

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    I have a 2000 Mazda b4000 4.0 ohv with 5spd trans 3.73 rear and 33s and I'm having some issues with mpg and fuel usage.

    Ok so I had a vac leak at one point in time for a very long time. It's was coming from the orings under the upper intake manifold. I ended up replacing all the orings and gaskets between the lower intake and the upper intake back in July 2015. It fixed my vac leak or so I thought. I'm not getting any check engine light. But I noticed that since about summer 2016 My mpg has been dropping. It's also gotten worse in the past 6 months. And in the past 2-3 months. I've been havin some issues with accelerating and hesitation. I go to accelerate and I have to drop into a lower gear to go faster cause it jumps and hesitates and I can hear it pop out the exhaust. It didn't do that before.

    My check engine light is not being set off so This weekend I put a scanner on it to see if anything shows up abnormal. Well when I checked my short and long term fuel trims.

    My short terms were fine. But my long terms are showing a lean condition. 20%. But not ever hitting 25% so it's not gonna throw a code. My O2 sensors are showing correct voltage and responses.

    I reset the pcm and I'm still getting the same results except that the long term percentage is

    Now showing between 18-20.

    What are y'alls thoughts on this issue? What else could be causing a lean condition? Could it still be a vacuum leak or something different? I do have a vac gauge on the dash. And it shows a normal vacuum reading. It's connected straight to my upper intake.

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      Alright guys got a new problem with my 99 The past two winter the front hubs...

      Alright guys got a new problem with my 99. The past two winter the front hubs were giving me fits so i decided to get away from the vacuum set up altogether. After reading online about how to remove the clips inside the hubs and make them into live axles. I thought great, no cutting holes in the in the hub caps and pushing them in like the manual conversions that i have seen. But now every hundred miles or so the drivers side hub growls something terrible. It feels like something is binding up. I had it in the shop and after charging me $80 they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Any ideas what could be causing it or if modifying the hubs had anything to do with it?

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        OK So I charged my AC I replaced the valves fixed the o ring fittings and...

        OK. So I charged my AC. I replaced the valves, fixed the o ring fittings, and leak proofed the system. I pulled a 30psi vacuum on the system for 30 minutes to draw out any moisture from the system. Then I added a can of refrigerant, then a can of UV dye and sealant oil, then another can of refrigerant. The system is one ounce of refrigerant shy from being completely full. Everything went in on the low side. At the end, the low side read 30psi and with the compressor on on the high side it reads 110 psi. Seems completely normal. I took the system off and let the system run a good ten minutes before checking the temp in the ducts. It's 66* outside and the AC is now running at 59*F.

        There are engine vacuum leaks that I have to deal with next, but that shouldn't affect the AC system in this case I wouldn't think.

        I don't understand what I did wrong or if that one ounce of refrigerant would mean a 10*F difference in the reading. Help much appreciated.

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          1989 2. 3 5 speed 205k miles

          1989 2.3 5 speed 205k miles

          What can be more likely to cause the engine to run rich, the O2 sensor (was replaced almost 5k miles ago) or the MAP sensor? (Never replaced)

          Symptoms are:

          bad mpg (12)

          Random misfiring between 2k and 3k rpm on highway at 3/4 to WOT

          Sometimes severe stumbling/coughing/misfiring when taking off from a stop after warmed up

          To remedy this, last week I "cleaned" the O2 sensor with a torch, and fixed a cracked vacuum line to the MAP sensor. Afterwards it stopped smelling rich, but it's barely at 12.5MPG. My MPG was normally in the high 14s to mid 15s prior to these symptoms.

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            I ve been having trouble starting my 96 4 0 V6 early in the morning with the...

            I've been having trouble starting my 96 4.0 V6 early in the morning with the cold engine. If I don't accelerate a lot it dies immediately.

            And I see a lot of pictures of Rangers here in the snow in northern US states and Canada. I wonder if it doesn't happen frequently to these people. This issue of mine would make anyone's life a living hell in a cold place.

            Just for the record, I recently posted a video of my belt making noises, I ended up changing the tensioner that was running weak and it solved the problem...buuut now I get this starting problem every single time the engine is cold. Idk if there is a relation.

            It kinda sounds like a plug or fuel pump issue, but the point is it happens only with the cold engine, after one block away it works perfect.

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              1989 2. 3 5 speed

              1989 2.3 5 speed

              Exhaust has been smelling rich for the past week, got 12mpg at the end of the week instead of my usual 14.50- ish

              Check engine light only came on tonight, but goes away after shutting off, then comes back after some more driving. Tried pulling codes with the wire jumping method, check engine light will stay on right after I jump the plugs, and turn off as soon as I position key in "on" position. Tried pulling codes with the engine running after it had warmed up, check engine light won't come back on or flash.


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                Alright guys gotta problem my 94 2 3 went from putting out little heat to no...

                Alright guys gotta problem, my 94 2.3 went from putting out little heat, to no heat at all. New tstat, tstat housing, waterpump, clean radiator, new hoses on waterpump radiator and heater core. Only thing that isn't new is the blower motor,(Wichit is getting pretty weak) and the heater core. This pic is from today on a 180 mile round trip doing 65 to 80mph with 2 layers of cardboard taped over the whole radiator behind the grill. This is the highest my temp will ever read. And my vents seem to just be pushing air like a fan, barely defrost the windshield on cold days, what am I missing?

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                  As a reminder to all the new people and the old these are the rules please... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                  As a reminder to all the new people and the old these are the rules please follow them.

                  Rules and Code of Conduct:

                  1. Ranger related posts only. It’s simple, if it has nothing to do with Rangers don’t post it. If you post it, it will be deleted. Repeat offenders get the banhammer.

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                  4. We do monitor threads and will address individuals derailing the topic of the OP.

                  5. Report a post that you feel we haven’t seen.

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                  7. ‘For sale’ or ‘want to buy’ threads are allowed. Must have city and state location. Also needs a price or for trade posted in main for sale post not in the comments.

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                    Please can someone help me I m losing the plot Trying to install a wireless... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                    Please can someone help me... I'm losing the plot. Trying to install a wireless reverse camera on my 56 plate Ford Ranger. I really need some help with the reverse light wiring in laymen's terms. Looked up loads of Youtube videos but none show actually how to connect the lights!!! I'm clueless but determined to do it tonight and refuse to shell out any more money paying someone after spending £600 on a new clutch yesterday.

                    So far I've managed to get the light out and know how to get the bulb out, and the camera is fitted and obviously majorly easy to connect due to the tail gate gap. - Couldn't face drilling into the body work so screwed it onto one of the rubber reversing bumpers.

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                      Jamie Futrell shared a link to the group: Ford Ranger Fanatics. — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                      I'm trying to repair the cruise control on my 2001 Ranger EDGE. I know the switches look bad; the vinyl is ruptured and look bad, so I'm trying to replace them first to see if this solves the problem. So, I go to the website and search it up. I get this:

             n=NypUpInw3O1LxSgFG5pYKA%3d%3d&id=408090857&m=2&se arch=true&year=2001&make=Ford&model=Matthew Rangerfon

                      Knowing the switches look the same from the outside and their function is at least similar between vehicles, I looked at the price of the ones from a Mustang of the same year and got this:

             n=MTE%2fL%2buc32Fc%2bDnlRDHTLQ%3d%3d&id=407290210& m=2&search=true&year=2001&make=Ford&model=Helli Mustang

                      Does anyone know of a difference other than which vehicle they came on or possibly color of the light in the switch between these two? I'd really like to save that $100 for something else maybe.

                      2001 Ford Ranger Cruise Control Switch |

                      2001 Ford Ranger Cruise Control Switch. See product details or buy online at the official site of Ford Parts


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                        1989 2. 3 — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                        1989 2.3

                        Has anyone here ever had a problem with sticking starter solenoids? The starter solenoid that had been on the truck long before I owned the truck, started acting up about a month ago. The only way it would disengage was if I hit the solenoid. I bought an Autozone brand solenoid and it worked fine for about two weeks before it sticked. After sticking two or three more times I decided to buy a motorcraft one instead.

                        Worked fine for about a week, and now today it will not stop sticking. Usually after I hit it, and it disengages, It won't happen again for a few days. Now it will stick every time I attempt to start it. Shit is getting annoying. What are your suggestions?

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                          Photos from Zach West's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                          Emergency! Lost job yesterday, boss was nice enough to let me keep my 2004 ford ranger project at his house have to get rid of all of it immediately. Taken down to frame for frame up restoration, I have pics from start to finish. Custom motor mounts hold in a 302 (explorer 5.0 bottom end, gt40 heads, aluminum edelbrock 4bbl intake, etc) mated to a mint condition c6 3 speed auto from a mustang. This was to build a reliable and fun daily driver. Truck is from Florida now in Norwalk Ct. Please it has to sell make an offer and come get immediately all parts are here this is KILLING me to sell this but life fucking sucks sometimes my loss is your gain. Text me 954 226 2745 Zach

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                            For the guys with the 8 plug 2 3 motors that have wondered how to make both... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                            For the guys with the 8 plug 2.3 motors that have wondered how to make both plugs on each cylinder fire at the same time, there's a way. And no it's not the infamous re- arranging the wires on the coil.

                            On the ignition module (on your intake) cut the top wire closest to the engine, and ground it. That's it.

                            Now both plugs fire at the same time per cylinder. I tested it by unplugging a couple of the exhaust side plugs (which would normally make the engine barely run) and the engine actually kept running perfectly fine.

                            I just did this 5 minutes ago, so I don't know if there are any mpg or "seat of the pants HP" yet, or if there's any disadvantage to this other than possibly failing smog (not a problem here in miami). I will measure MPG for the next few fillups and report my findings.

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                              Photos from Jon Sutton's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                              Have a question about my mustang I know it's not a ranger can't find much info online figured maybe someone Hi I have a 97 mustang cobra and someone put a aftermaket out dated radio it has factory Mach 460 sound system and the door speakers don't work just the tweeters and rear small speakers I pulled the stereo out and noticed these plug I think it may have something to do with the factory amp ? Only thing I have thought of is just putting in newer radio and wiring aftermaket speakers directly to stereo to bypass the stock system

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                                Let me start off by saying that I am positively not the most mechanically savvy... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                Let me start off by saying that I am positively not the most mechanically savvy person in this group but I am sure some of you are so that's why I joined.

                                I have a 97 Ranger (4.0L, 4x4 with roughly 156k miles) and I was backing out of the driveway today but when I went to put it into drive it didn't go forward. It felt like I had the e-brake on and I was pushing on the brakes at the same time. It could sort of go forward if I really hit the gas but I didn't want to do anything that could mess it up. I have tried putting it in and out of 4 wheel drive (to include locking the hubs) and putting it into 1st and 2nd gear but that has pretty much been the extent of it. I drove around the block in reverse with my hazards on to get back into the driveway.

                                What should I check first and is it time for a new transmission?

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                                  NEED HELP I have a 1995 2 3 5 speed base model no ps or ac so I was having... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                  NEED HELP!! I have a 1995 2.3 5 speed base model no ps or ac, so I was having issues with the heat not working so I flushed the heater core with garden hose and needless to say the motor got wet, and now runs like shit, first thing I checked into was the coil, and it wasnt firing for number three, so I put a new one in and now it fires but still has a bad miss and absolutely no power, pulled the plug out and set it on the manifold to make sure it was firing and it was, so I took it into the auto parts store(needless to say on the way there the check engine light was flashing), and I hooked a code scanner to it and all I had was a primary/secondary coil code and a cyl 3 miss fire. So I'm absolutely stumped... I did do some research and was thinking it may be the cam sensor but I also read that when idling if you unplug it and it idles better that's how you test it, when I unplugged mine there was no difference. So any help would be appreciated! Here's a vid of what it sounds like

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                                    Ok need a lil help here 03 4 0l sohc a few days ago we got our first snowfall... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                    Ok, need a lil help here, 03 4.0l sohc, a few days ago we got our first snowfall of the season, temps in the teens, I started my truck and got a CEL and O/D off light, today started my truck and got a CEL but ran fine and drove 5 miles to a gas station where I noticed something smelled like it was burning, so I went back home and checked the coolant and the transmission fluid and when I checked the oil, it smelled slightly like gas, I had just got the oil changed, the truck ran fine and still runs fine, but ever since it snowed I have a CEL and something smells like it's on fire. My question is, what could be wrong with it, and is it safe to drive, I HAVE to use it tonight

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                                      SAS drivetrain — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                      Whole setup has around 2K miles.

                                      D30 - $500

                                      -Highsteer conversion

                                      -4.88 gears

                                      -New rotors and ceramic pads

                                      -Ballistic Fab diff cover

                                      -New ring and pinion and carrier bearings

                                      8.8 - SOLD

                                      -31 spline

                                      -4.88 gears

                                      -Factory limited slip

                                      -Perches flipped (may need to change depending on buyer ride height

                                      -New rotors and ceramic pads

                                      -Ballistic Fab diff cover

                                      Ruffstuff long arm kit - $350

                                      -Frame mount is buyers responsibility

                                      Ballistic Fab buckets and Rubicon Express 5.5 lift springs $200

                                      -Frame modifications needed

                                      Leaf springs, block, shackles - $250

                                      -Package deal

                                      Billstein 5100 shocks - $250

                                      Front driveshaft (XJ shaft converted) -$50

                                      No shipping is included in this, come get it, or pay shipping.

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                                        04 4 0l v6 4x4 ford ranger it s single digits here in Wisconsin Started my... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                        04 4.0l v6 4x4 ford ranger it's single digits here in Wisconsin. Started my truck up and let it warm up for 10-15 minutes and got in and started driving. When I got in it was about half way up to normal running tempature and than all of a sudden after driving for a few minutes temp was all the way down to cold. Kept driving for a bit and it jumped up to normal temp quick and a few minutes later it went all the way down to cold and is now staying there. I know it's still up to running temp cuz I still have great heat. Any ideas why my gauge is being weird?

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                                          ok i have a question i have an 04 4 0 6L i just recently had my transmission... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                          ok i have a question... i have an 04 4.0 6L. i just recently had my transmission rebuilt. when i got it back o had no reverse lights, the mechanic told me he put a neutral safety switch on from advanced and said maybe it needs to be from fors. so i picked one up from ford and still no reverse lights and also noticed i have no 4wd. the 4wd lights come on when i start the truck but thats sound at all at the transfercase of it even trying to engage. already checked all my fuses and replaced the 4wd switch in the cab. thinking maybe my reverse lights and my 4wd issue may have something in common. anybody have any ideas

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                                            I ve tried doing some research but keeps giving me more b. s than answers — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                            I've tried doing some research but keeps giving me more b.s than answers,

                                            My sister wants to lift up her time capsule 99 ford ranger. 2wd coil spring front, found kits and springs, spindles, spacers however the spacers I am not a fan of spacers so much, the springs and spindles seem to be the thing.

                                            However, I noticed an issue with lifting spindles, either there is a bearing issue or the rotor needs to be changed, anybody have an input on what spindles to run?

                                            Now spring wise, its abit easier but since these trucks run a upper control arm I know too high will cause binding and I've seen 2.5 inch max but that is not set in stone , anybody know what is the max height to run On the stock upper arm.

                                            So I'm in the middle, spindle or spring, what do you guys run on your coil spring 2wd trucks.

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                                              I now have live axle s on my 99 Thank you guys that tried to help me figure it... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                              I now have live axle`s on my 99. Thank you guys that tried to help me figure it out. The problem was one of the spring assembles was not seated right so it could not push the gear in. We pushed the gear in first with a screw driver then put the assemble in and it worked great.

                                              One little snag. While trying to turn the caps back on when we were done the plastic was cold and the screw driver slipped and cracked the outer housing. I was able to put a metal collar around it and put 3 hose clamps around it. It is really solid and i dont see it being a problem but i would like to replace it if any one has a old hub around for parts. or if you had updated to lockouts. Please let me know, and how much you would want with shipping.

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                                                Photos from Kristopher Rogers's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                Just checking some interest I have a 2003 Ranger FX4 level 2. It's a manual with manual transfer case. Brand new 32" bfgs. Literally 2 weeks old. Brand new rear disc conversion. New front brakes. Engine is drivetrain is solid. Some rot on the rocker panels. I have new Ford rocker panels. Inner and outer. I have the name plate and striker with new hardware. Not really sure what to ask for it. A lot of updates addons. 06+ mirrors, tailgate and matching fender emblems. 06+ corner lights and tail lights. New chains, guides and tensioners this past summer. Bed has been sanded primed and undercoated. Bedliner and tonneau included. All weather ranger mats. Gibson single exhaust. I have a k&n intake if you want it. Alpine CarPlay. I also have factory radio. What do you guys think $7000?? Think I could get more?

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                                                  So when I lifted my truck I used 2 spacers up front and it needed new shackles... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                  So when I lifted my truck I used 2" spacers up front and it needed new shackles anyway so I just bought 2" shackles. Well the ass is a lot higher than the front and it's kinda causing a couple issues. 1. I think the pinion angle is fucked IP because I get a kinda roar and slight vibration from the back at highway speed unless I'm hauling something heavy enough to level it out. And 2. Since the truck is raked to the front it's basically impossible to adjust the headlights up enough to be useful.. so my question is what would you do? Lower the ass back down... install f150 springs ... idk looking at my options .. it's a 95 4.0 4x4

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                                                    Alright so I have a situation Upon the north temps are 6 already Even colder... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                    Alright so I have a situation. Upon the north temps are -6 already. Even colder with windchill. I ran into a pretty massive thick snow snowbank the other day on accident (complete white out condition) I wouldn't tell the difference between the road and windy snow. Anyways my front end was packed up. My little brake tabs that bolt the pads on got bent out and started scraping my rim (cut that off. And light came on, cleaned out my sensors of all the snow and what not. I'm not sure if it's a progressive thing or what but I've noticed my brake pedal a lot harder than normal. Mostly after sitting outside for a long period of time. Thought I pinched a line (I still might have) but I looked at everything. The only thing I can't see if my passenger side brake line because it is frozen in a giant block of ice. Brakes seem a lot harder than normal. Any ideas? Maybe that line frozen in ice is freezing?

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                                                      Not getting full engage on my 1999 vacuum hubs It will go into 4x4 when I... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                      Not getting full engage on my 1999 vacuum hubs. It will go into 4x4 when I shift it in then after a minute or two it seems like one of the hubs lets loose and i lose front axle. Last winter I replaces shift actuator motor because of not getting power to front axle. Then noticed the hubs were not engaging like they should be so after replacing all the hose it seemed like it worked good. I did notice that some of the metal line on the hubs were pretty rusty and it may be possible that one of them had sprung a leak now. So what do you guys think?. Not enough air to fully engage the hub?. or problems elsewhere?

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                                                        Ok so I was driving home and I slowly accelerated to 55 probably only getting... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                        Ok so I was driving home and I slowly accelerated to 55 probably only getting up to 2500 rpm's. I got up to 55 and was there for probably 45 seconds and my check gauges light came on and my temp gauge was pegged. I also had the heat on full blast. As soon as I let off of the gas it went back down but past the normal temp and to the cold side. Then when I sat for about a minute and drove the rest of the way home at 55 and the temp gauge was at normal the rest of the 7 miles to my home. It's a 1998 3.0 automatic 2wd. Any advice will help. Please and thank you in advanced.

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                                                          Cross threaded brake lines I have been replacing everything on my 99 rear... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                          Cross threaded brake lines. I have been replacing everything on my 99 rear brakes. I was just about finished and just had to hook the new lines to the hose connector on the top of the diff. The wife was giving me a hand because i was getting tired of working on it. I just started the lines in like one turn each and was looking at how much extra line i would have and how i would need to bend it to use up the slack. Being the helper that she was while i was taking a smoke brake she slid under there and tightened the lines. One went in just fine but the other was way crooked. I tried to take it out and restart it but of course it just wants to restart crooked again. I took the line out and tried using the other end hoping that it was just the threads on the line, but same problem. Looked at pulling the hose off but the connection for it is so rusty that i have no chance of getting it off without braking some of the line before the hose also. Any ideas before i turn this thing into a bigger mess then it already is?

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                                                            Anyone ever have problems with 10 rear drums I started on the rear brakes on... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                            Anyone ever have problems with 10" rear drums?. I started on the rear brakes on my truck today after have a break line blow out. Decided that while i was at it i would replace wheel cylinders,springs,and shoes. Get everything in and went to put the drum on and it wouldn't fit. I had to hammer the drum back on it was that tight. The adjuster is all the way in and everything is set right. The only thing i can think of is that maybe the cross bar at the top with the spring that goes from one shoe to the other might not be set right. I have seen some that the right shoe and e-brake arm both had to set into the cross arm bracket. Is that the case with these or has anyone else had problems with new shoes?

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                                                              Photos from David Nooney's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                              Another post got me thinking. I'm looking to upgrade suspension and wheels/tires on my 06 4x4 XLT

                                                              I have a rebuilt blower from a Supercoupe that will bolt directly to a 4.0 with the addition of a kit like Moddbox.

                                                              I would be willing to trade / add cash if needed for things I may be interested in.

                                                              Blower in question is mild ported, polished case tubes with a custom scliencer block off plate installed.

                                                              Grease is litteraly the OE stuff from Eaton. 25$ for .3oz of it. Double lip high temp snout seal and brand new nose bearings inner and outer. DaRossi coupler and sealed with nothing but OE Eaton gasket sealer and OE syn fluid.

                                                              Was asking 600 for the unit please keep trade offers at least around that.

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                                                                Wonder if anyone else has had this problem Okay I can drive through town all... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                Wonder if anyone else has had this problem. Okay I can drive through town all day and night and not get a CEL for Lean codes. 10 seconds after getting on the highway, bam the cel comes on for the lean codes. I'm just confused as to why it only does it when I go past 55mph. 99 4.0 ohv. Port and polished lower intake and heads. I used to get lean codes consistently no matter what before I did everything to the motor. It has new 02 sensors, no vacuum leaks, everything is sealed as it should. My cats have be gutted.

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                                                                  Hey guys need some help I got a 97 ford ranger 2 3l 5 speed I have owned the... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                  Hey guys need some help. I got a 97 ford ranger 2.3l 5 speed. I have owned the truck for 2 years and it's always had a slight miss and stays high rpm until I come to a complete stop when I throw it out of gear. It has gotten bad these past couple months I replaced the spark plugs and wires and coil packs. Oxygen sensor is new. It only misfires when I drive a steady speed or in gear and hit the brakes. When I give it gas it drives fine but as soon as I let off it misfires and hits like 5-10 times then cures up for a few seconds then goes right back to it. The cat converter is cut off the truck if they made a difference. Any info would be appreciated. Autozone code reader just said multiple misfire.

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                                                                    Figured I gather some input from whomever I ve had Ol blue for 7 8 years after... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                    Figured I gather some input from whomever, I've had Ol blue for 7-8 years after buying it from my dad when I was in high school. Its been a good truck and 400k miles of honest work but it seems I'm not keeping up with the breakage since it is my daily, now it's developed an odd ittemeddet idle issue where it drops so much it dies occasionally plus the usual old truck stuff.

                                                                    I took out a small loan against it and after I pay it off, I am Debating on selling it outright or trading it, I had the chance do so but decided against it even after my old man's urging, Because it was sentimental but it seems that value has run out, and I need a newer truck that can haul my 86 and mr2.

                                                                    I am debating on keeping it as a shop truck but frankly I got to many things and I don't really Want to fight issues on it.

                                                                    I've wanted to do swaps in it, maybe turn it into a prerunner or throw a barra turbo in it but I'm at my end wether to keep and sit abd mess in the corner occasionally or try and get a couple bucks out of it.

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                                                                      Hey everyone so I ve been working on a 1989 ranger 4x4. I loved this truck — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                      Hey everyone so I've been working on a 1989 ranger 4x4. I loved this truck. I was gunna do a full restoration. But the cabs rotten and frame. I could look for another cab and patch frame but I've got a 1998 ranger. I was thinking of doing a front clip swap. I've got a new radiator support for the 89. And a mint front clip. Does anybody have input on this?

                                                                      Aswell the leafs in my 98 need to be replaced. So I could I take the brand new ones out of my 89 and put them in it? They are 2 inches longer but wouldn't that Jack the rear end up a bit but also increase my payload? Looking for any input on these. Basicly if I can't have a 1989 ford ranger I want to make one. Haha. I've got Tons of new and good parts. And I hate the 98 body style. I was also thinking of bobbing the box and making it a short bed. So i have the 89 box still.

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                                                                        Photos from Thee Fool's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                        Alright guys the dailys 99 3.0 auto 4wd Transmission is dead only got reverse .... How hard is it to swap a trans out of a totaled one? Picking one up that rolled but has rebuilt transmission... So I gotta technically drop 2 transmissions. (yes same year make and model rangers) never done this before what tools will I need specifically in sockets and specialty tools and torque specs (if helped my dad put in a new trans in a old Mac semi is my only experience in transmissions) any help greatly appreciated also any tips as well... Like what too look out for.(pics totalled ranger still runs and drives 4wd works too unlike mine)

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                                                                          Photos from Jory Stevens's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics


                                                                          Price negotiable!

                                                                          Selling my original engine and transmission from my 2000 Ford Ranger. Engine and trans have 76k miles. Nothing wrong with engine or trans...just swapping a v8 into the truck. I kept up with regular maintenance on the truck and never had any problems with it. The previous owner of the truck kept up with the maintenance very well also.

                                                                          3.0 Vulcan V6-155 hp

                                                                          4R44E 4 speed transmission. Engine is complete has all componets and even some lines/hoes

                                                                          Even will include wiring harness and ecm.

                                                                          Trying to sell both at once.

                                                                          I will concider parting out but I'd rather sell whole.

                                                                          Call me or text me if you want to come take a look at it. 361-two1eight-six82zero

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                                                                            86 2.3t **Full dresser** swap — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                            86 2.3t from a turbo coup **Full dresser**

                                                                            Full frame cutout with a borg warner t5 trans.

                                                                            Have everything needed for a swap

                                                                            Ecu, piping, harnesses, and charge air cooler.

                                                                            Plug and play swap with 95 ans older rangers, b2's,xr4ti, turbo coupes, and explorers

                                                                            Needing to off to invest into something else. My loss your gain

                                                                            Can get better pics tomarrow my phone was dieing.

                                                                            Bore scoped cylinder walls and all have cross hatches to verify sellers milage claim. Under valve cover is spotless as well.

                                                                            60k miles

                                                                            Sad to see it go. $750 with trans $600 without.

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                                                                              I went out to start my 86 Ranger with a 93 4. 0 swap in it this morning — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                              I went out to start my 86 Ranger with a 93 4.0 swap in it this morning. Upon initial startup started just fine but there was a loud what seems like knocking noise from the passenger side. I immediately the truck off, and then started it again. Same sound. I was freaking out a bit to say the least. So I got out and checked the oil , it was maybe only a quarter of a quart low. I have an actual oil pressure gauge that I always watch. There have been no fluctuations in what would be considered normal operating in my truck. So for the third time after checking the oil I started the truck up again. No noise , I did this a few more times and still no noise. I am going to take it for a drive here shortly and see if there are any signs of any other issues. A friend of mine said that on occasion his 4 cylinder 97 Ranger would do the same but it always went away. Someone please help or some kind of input would be great.

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                                                                                Ok guys I have a 98 4 0 ranger Drove it the other day and noticed the whole... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                Ok guys , I have a 98 4.0 ranger . Drove it the other day and noticed the whole under side of the truck was covered in coolant and it was steady running out into the driveway..... well from the looks of it I assumed it was the water pump . So I swapped it out along with a new lower radiator hose . Filled it back up let it sit in the driveway and warm up and it seemed leak free , took it around the block and when I came back it was pouring coolant again . From the looks of it it seems to be dripping from around the alternator bracket , before i tear it apart again is there possibly a freeze plug behind the bracket? or something else I should be looking for ? Like I said I'm at a loss because I can't actually see the leak but I see it dripping ...Thanks for any help

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                                                                                  Brian Syler shared a Page to the group: Ford Ranger Fanatics. — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                  Hey guys we are starting a new company with all different types of parts and accessories. nothing is up for sale just yet but will be soon. For now we are just building our customer baseup. If everyone could help us like and share the page we will be having give aways and promotions soon! Thanks guys. Dont forget to check out Rotary Ronnie, Timmi Turbo, and Hella Harry!

                                                                                  We are not limited to all jdm parts! We have halo projector fog lights, and daytime running lights also!


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                                                                                    Photos from Mike Long's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                    We sell affordable quality LED headlights for all makes and models. Our LED lights have a 30,000 hours life expectancy and we offer a 90 days warranty. Upgrade your headlights for less than what it cost to replace them with an upgraded halogen at only $40 dollars! We have many customers swapping from HID to LED as well simply because our lights are brighter. Contact Lumen Central for a set today. We are taking preorders as well for anything we may not have in stock and can ship directly to your door. We also accept paypal

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                                                                                      Photos from Cole Robinson's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                      I posted a pic of the seats last night. But here it is installed. (Don't mind the paint, my roommate did that 16 years ago when he first got the truck. This was his first vehicle, he just bought it back the other day)

                                                                                      3 yards black 2014 f150 vinyl

                                                                                      1.5 yrds gray faux suede

                                                                                      4 yards 1/4" foam

                                                                                      1 can 3m 90 spray adhesive

                                                                                      1 explorer Eddie Bauer console

                                                                                      Faux suede in the door panel inserts, vinyl in the console lid, all material backed with 1/4" foam.

                                                                                      Seem rip the passenger seat and make 2 patterns with it. Take the driver cover off, remove the plastic clips that hold the cover to the seat and throw the rest of the cover away. Cut the center part of the seat and unbolt the fold down console. Make 2 seat covers using the passenger as a pattern. Literally no measuring required, just trace it out. Then sew it back together the same way you took it apart, there's little alignment marks on the oem covers, so if you marked those in your new covers when you were tracing, it's easy as pie. Do the same thing with the console. Take the old fabric off, trace it, glue foam on the back side and sew it back together. Total invested $160 and a few days time.

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                                                                                        4x4 question I have never driven a full time 4x4 My trucks have always had... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                        4x4 question. I have never driven a full time 4x4. My trucks have always had hubs and a selector. But as you all know when you try to make a turn in 4x4 it is pretty harsh. Lots of jumping around and resisting. Then how does a Explorer full time 4x4 do it?. I am thinking of doing the v8 conversion and wondering if it would steer like crap all the time?. I imagine they use a different front axle or transfer case then the ranger to make it possible to do that. Can anyone tell me what part it is ans if a person could just change that part out on a ranger so it would steer smooth while in 4x4?

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                                                                                          Hey guys Haven t posted on here for awhile since my ranger really gave me any... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                          Hey guys! Haven't posted on here for awhile since my ranger really gave me any issue except for wheel bearing.

                                                                                          99 4.0 4x4.

                                                                                          But I have a NEW ISSUE! Everytime I go from a stop it feels like my rear end is shifting "moving". I don't how to exactly put it. Like if you have something in the bed and it slams into the tailgate kind of feeling but that's the thing there's nothing back there. U bolts look good and everything looks intact but I haven't done deep inspection. Anyone else every have this problem? Like some pointers because it feels serious but idk if it is or not. Thanks!

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                                                                                            Photos from Zach Koeller's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                            1994 4x4 ford ranger with a 4.0 engine. I daily this truck every day from West Harrison Indiana to downtown cincinnati. It has its flaws here and there. Body has its dings and dents including a big one on the passenger rear. Could easily be popped out, it just never bothered me. Brakes need bled but still driveable and can still lock up the tires if you need a hard stop. And has a crack in the windsheild that i dont even notice anymore. Interior is nice and engine/trans runs strong. Good tires. Only real reason for selling is my dad picked up his own ranger that I can use if needed and so I figured I'd try to get a better mpg vehicle. This ranger is getting about 21 mpgs right now. This is a great work Truck for someone who is looking. Interested in cash or trades. West Harrison indiana

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                                                                                              My 1989 Bronco ii 2. 9 will rev up to 3200rpm when you push the clutch in — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                              My 1989 Bronco ii 2.9 will rev up to 3200rpm when you push the clutch in ( or put in in neutral) anytime your over 25mph. As soon as you go below 25 it drops to a 1000rpm last time it did this the O2 sensor was shorting out on the y pipe. I replaced the sensor about a month ago and it started doing it again but the sensor is still good. In the video im cruising and the rpm climbs up when i push the clutch in. The only Code i can read code 67 which is for a neutral position fault, but i have to push the clutch in to start it. so im assuming it works. any ideas? im at a loss

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                                                                                                I know this is a long shot like real long but I d like to see who can help... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                I know this is a long shot (like real long), but I'd like to see who can help me. I had an opportunity to get a Level 2 4x4 shifter, but it slipped away(fuck you Eastern Automotive). Here's a pic of what I want. I'm truly only interested in the knobs themselves, but I'd like the arms too. These are only found in 02-03 FX4 Level 2 Rangers. If you guys have yards nearby and plan to stop by, can someone keep an eye out. I really want these for my ZF5 / NP205. I will cover the cost, shipping, and a handsome finders fee. Like I said, I know it's a long shot, but it's worth a shot right?

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                                                                                                  Ok. big question. I have a 2003 single cab short bed 2wd 2. 3l DOHC auto truck — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                  Ok.. big question. I have a 2003 single cab short bed 2wd 2.3l DOHC auto truck. I swapped in a 96 4.0 ohv manual trans into it.. motor and engine harness and computer. The 2wd manual trans is out of explorer (being that the 96 truck was 4x4). Runs great. I drive it everywere. But since I did the swap the damn speedometer hasnt worked. Bugs the hell outa me. Ive researched the shit out of it and have come to a dead end. My 2.3 had a vss in the tail housing of the auto. My manual trans does not have this hole. But what ive r read the 03 ranger uses a signal from the rear abs sensor. .. so can anyone help me?

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                                                                                                    Photos from Dustin Lantz's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                    TO ANYONE IN OREGON..........

                                                                                                    Anyone want to trade!?

                                                                                                    1997 f250 7.3 diesel

                                                                                                    215k with rebuilt auto with paperwork, have a portfolio full of receipts of stuff that's been done/ replaced, has 2" lift, 4" exhaust, intake, ts6 chip, 20x10 wheels with 35's, Bitchin sound system, turbo has wicked wheel, interior is in good shape. Dash has a crack but have a dash mat over it. Hid head lights, led interior and dash lights truck doesn't skip a beat. In beautiful shape.

                                                                                                    Wanting to trade for a ranger plus a handful of cash or trade for a ranger and you take over the loan.

                                                                                                    Can pm me for more info on the loan.

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                                                                                                      Update on the Ranger — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                      Update on the Ranger.

                                                                                                      Truck will be torn down and the suspension and drivetrain will go up for sale. I've found a non-kingpin D60 that I may buy. The plan will be to narrow it to be closer to D44 width. I'll need to make sure I leave room for the coilovers.

                                                                                                      I'm planning on a D60 rear and a 4 link front and back. Coilovers will be on all 4 corners, and I'm considering bags for the rear for load support. We'll see about that.

                                                                                                      This will delay the 4BT for a little bit, but the plan would be the new drivetrain and 4BT will all go together at the same time. By this winter I hope to have the WHOLE truck tore down to start prepping for body work and my interior rebuild.

                                                                                                      I'm lucky to have a wife that puts up with all of this, this is definitely a time consuming next step considering the scale of it and all the pieces that have to fall into place.

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                                                                                                        Well this issue started tonight 94 2 3 5 speed ranger The video says it all... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                        Well this issue started tonight, 94 2.3 5 speed ranger. The video says it all but I only get my throttle response back once the engine goes back to an idle, which it goes back to smoothly and I'm good till it happens again. Happens when I use my engine as a brake but also happened when I was getting on the throttle on my way home and between gears. I'm thinking either TPS, MAF or CPS but leaning towards the CPS. New plugs, wires, coils, fuel filter. The popping sounds all sounded the same when it happened every time so I'm thinking a timing issue, CPS. Was also told it could be the EGR and to unplug it and see what it does too. Any thoughts from you guys.

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                                                                                                          Photos from Jeff Brecklin's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                          What was left of driver side rear spring hanger and shackle after my little off road adventure up in mountain wi last saterday fixed it today so both back spring shackles and hangers are done the fronts are looking pretty ugly to thinking I might just have to call it quites with this truck the 4.0 has been using lots of coolant as of late to dnt know what to do love the truck put it through absolute hell was my truck for pipeline up in Mountain WI and I will be sad if I get rid of it I used it as a major off road truck and kept up really well with much bigger trucks lots of good memories in this old ford breaks my heart to see it go had it for almost 8 yrs just couldnt kill it but im starting to think maybe its time

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                                                                                                            Hey guys It s been a long time since I ve posted on here so here s some... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                            Hey guys! It's been a long time since I've posted on here so here's some details on my truck

                                                                                                            07 fx4

                                                                                                            V6 4.0L auto

                                                                                                            32x11.50x15 pro comp xtreme a/t tires

                                                                                                            15x8 cragar soft 8s

                                                                                                            Torsion bar crank up front, and 2" shackles in the rear

                                                                                                            Brand new bilstein 4600 shocks I just installed

                                                                                                            Full yakima track system, towers, and bars

                                                                                                            Yakima loadwarrior basket with hi lift jack, shovel, spare tire, Jerry can, and custom jerry can mount

                                                                                                            All mounts are yakima

                                                                                                            Yakima skybox 18L over the topper

                                                                                                            Custom baked headlight housings by a fellow member and friend

                                                                                                            CB mounted inside the drivers door, and 3 foot firestik antenna mounted on the drivers fender

                                                                                                            Completely built camper style setup in the bed of the truck which includes a bed, full storage underneath the bed, a carpeted section that I "lounge" in, and many other details

                                                                                                            My truck is known as the expedition ranger, and if anyone has any questions please ask or PM me! I've been traveling the country all year, and have covered about 10,000 miles so far!

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                                                                                                              Photos from Kevin Isam's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                              I have a 92 ranger, 4.0. 38k original miles (Yes, believe it or not) when I bought it after the old gas was out of it it ran fine, lots of power- but it always ran rich. Fumes were deadly. But one night I was going back to the cabin, and thought it was missing. Threw it in neutral and sure enough it was, kinda odd too, not like a regular miss. But I continued on, got there. Not a real long drive by any means, but I got there and realized I had forgotten some stuff, at this point the truck was unloaded and still running, if I floored it it would bounce between 1.5-2k rpm, it made it out half decent just being easy on the throttle, made it out, shut it off and got what I had to. And I can't remember if it made it all the way back fine, or nearly all the way back. But anyways, stayed the night and the next afternoon when ready to leave it took a while to start, and I didn't think we were going to make it out, especially over some of the hills. SOMEHOW, we did... After that, it never worked a1, hell- not even b2.... For a while it would work OK for 30 seconds after starting it, but if you could still get it to drive it would still miss bad and you would have to keep it floored. I stopped driving it and left it, no check engine light, still running rich AF, but acting like it had no gas. I had to move it, back into the woods so I put a battery in it, and it took me 15 minutes to get up this hill.... YES, I am dead serious. That's how shitty it runs, and I'm surprised I ended up making it up. But like I said, no CEL, acting like its starving for gas and it smells like it is running with as much gas as it can possibly get.

                                                                                                              At this point, I dont care if I get it running, driving etc again. But, I would like to if I can, just as a woods beater or to sell as a woods beater. I've already started pulling parts, and I wouldn't mind continuing to beat the living shit out of it till it actually dies. So, any ideas what the hell is wrong with it? Not throwing parts at it, but if you've had a similar problem, or have a good idea what it is- (and it's cheap) I probably will. I've been told it could be a ton of different things, but I don't think it's any. And when pushing the fuel system bleeder, gas shoots across the engine bay. One other thing I should mention, all winter I had to keep gas line antifreeze in it to keep it from freezing.

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                                                                                                                Photos from Kevin Isam's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                Well, I don't have enough room for 3 trucks by the house, so I managed to get my 92 back in the woods, and my 89 out. Both, were... fun....

                                                                                                                The 92, hasn't ran right in about 3 months. Gutless, missing, everything. The only thing standing between it and getting into the woods, is a hill. Not so bad to the typical car, truck etc- but this POS. Took FIFTEEN MINUTES to get up what would regularly take 5 seconds! Eventually, I got up and parked it back in the woods, threw the battery in Blue (my 89) and proceeded to start it. As soon as I hit the key (after fixing the connection a time or 2) it fired RIGHT up, even after sitting about 8 months (2.9 for ya!). Well, I parked the truck because it needs the slave cylinder line replaced, so you can see where this is going.... When I push the clutch, it does nothing- so I have to start it in gear. I managed to rock it out of its ruts, put it in reverse and start it and get back on the trail. I then, put it in first and started it and went. Glad to have it out, hate seeing it sit around rotting away. The clutch line had me beat, and I haven't been able to find someone to do it. Some day, some day... Once it's driving again I need to replace the fender and whatever else, and I'll be good to go.

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                                                                                                                  Guys I need help gotta 96 2 3 5 speed recently blew the head gasket when I... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                  Guys I need help gotta 96 2.3 5 speed recently blew the head gasket when I replace the head gasket truck started fine drove fine all the sudden it died now I have no compression all the way across one through four pulled the head back off replace the head gasket one more time put it all back together still no compression on any of the cylinders the intake is not sucking in air is blowing it back out I've tried changing my timing a hundred million times and I still can't figure it out and it blows smoke out of the intake constant backfire out of the exhaust please help

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                                                                                                                    Ok question for y all 2003 2 3l Was driving down the road when the car in... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                    Ok question for y'all. 2003 2.3l. Was driving down the road when the car in front of me slowed down for a deer. I dropped out of 5th gear in order to get ready to accelerate agin. When I went to put it back into gear the clutch went straight to the floor and wouldn't engage a gear. Finally got it into gear. On the way home I had to shift a couple of times up and down I noticed that I could pump the clutch to were it was about to realeases a couple times and build up pressure then it would shift fine. Got home checked the clutch fluid and it's almost empty. Looked around real quick. It's 1am where I live didn't see any noticeable leaks but I'm sure there's on somewhere I didn't look extremely hard. First thought was slave cylinder but I would like to get some opinions.

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                                                                                                                      Photos from Daniel Brandt's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                      Picked up a couple of bucket seats out of a 96 explorer today in the JY for my 2004, I wasn't worried about the color as much as I was worried about comfort, just got to go back and get the harness to get the power seats working and my airbag light off along with switching the seat belt female end off the old seat, if I'm worried about the color later on I could always get seat covers and some plasti dip for the trim, at least that's the way I look at it. Fortunately I ran into the best shape seats in the whole yard, everything else had so many rips and tears and someone decided to find some leftover paint and toss it on some Eddie Bauer's

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                                                                                                                        crazy idea time ya know how some of the full sized trucks were available with... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                        crazy idea time... ya know how some of the full sized trucks were available with storage built into the bed sides? what about doing it to a ranger?

                                                                                                                        my thoughts... take a stepside bed and remove the outer bed sides. then take outer bedsides off a regular bed and put them on instead. obviously it would take a bit of customizing to fill in the space and make the actual compartment and door.

                                                                                                                        thoughts? yes no maybe? the idea came about as a combination of trying to figure out a good way to add more weight to the very back of the truck and trying to have somewhere to keep my toolbag etc that wasnt in the cab or having to buy a bed mount toolbox.

                                                                                                                        i dont have the money or the means or the time to attempt this but maybe someone else will think its a good idea and try it

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                                                                                                                          1989 2. 3 5 speed — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                          1989 2.3 5 speed

                                                                                                                          HELP. I'm out of ideas on this one. The engine accelerates by itself to 2000RPM at random. It's done it at idle, and while driving. (while driving it'll just kind of do a "jolt" because I'm already accelerating). I've disconnected the idle air control valve and it still does it. Vacuum changes very little, just for a split second and goes back to 18hg while it's revving itself. Throttle cable and pedals aren't stuck, infact I've observed this phenomenon under the hood and the throttle linkage doesn't move. Any ideas?

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                                                                                                                            Photos from Kevin Isam's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                            Boy how the times have changed. I'm sure some people here remember by comedy show 92... Luckily it was only an off-road toy! For those of you that don't remember, or weren't here- here's some issues it had. 3 leaf springs on one side, 1 on the other. I could stick my hand through the floor, front end sat low- so I used wooden blocks as coil spring spacers. No rear brakes, the PO blocked the lines with nails. Nothing in either rear drum. More I'm sure I'm forgetting. Did I mention it only had 38k original miles? Basically the shitmobile of the ranger world.

                                                                                                                            It's since been replaced.... Thank god..

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                                                                                                                              Photos from Chase Daugherty's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                              So I got this truck from a friend of mine,

                                                                                                                              He cracked the head last year and have a brand new cylinder head installed.

                                                                                                                              Ever since the new head was put on it hasn't run right if at all.

                                                                                                                              Idk if it is a timming issue or what....

                                                                                                                              Wheels and tires are basically brand-new.

                                                                                                                              Open to trades such as motorcycles, four wheelers,side by sides, 7.3. Turbo diesel parts, 7.3 5speed or auto transmission.

                                                                                                                              20x12's 20x14's 24x12's 24x14's ford f150 lug pattern

                                                                                                                              Was going to fix it up but I recently bought a 7.3 powerstroke that needs a transmission.

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                                                                                                                                Photos from Jacob Marcum's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                $450 CLEAN TITLE LOCATED IN HARRISBURG ILLINOIS. IM 250 MILES NORTH OF NASHVILLE TEN AND ABOUT A HOUR OR SO AWAY FROM EVANSVILLE INDIANA. Hard to find truck because I haven't seen many with no power steering and no air factory. 4 cylinder five speed and a ton of new parts in it. I had the cam rebearinged and the timing belt and tensioner change. Has new clutch master and starter. 95,630 original miles and was a ameritech/AT&T phone maintenance truck. Did run well until it lost spark. Will need a crankshaft sensor or coil packs. Cheap fix or good low mileage 2.3 and five speed tranny.

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                                                                                                                                  Restauracar Nilton shared Restaura Car's album to the group: Ford Ranger Fanatics. — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                  A vocês do Grupo peço licença para demonstrar nosso trabalho e ficamos a disposição para orçamentos, mas se preferirem nos façam uma visita serão muito bem recebidos, grande abraço!!!

                                                                                                                                  Serviço executado:

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                                                                                                                                    Converting a 3. 0 to a 4. 0. or possible a 302. My 3. 0 is about to turn 200k — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                    Converting a 3.0 to a 4.0 (or possible a 302). My 3.0 is about to turn 200k. It has a bit of a chatter to it when i start it cold. Not sure if it is a collapsed lifter or flat push rod or maybe even coming from the timing chain. I know the bell housing is different between the 3.0 and 4.0. I need to keep it a automatic because we use it for newspaper deliveries on the weekends. Can I just switch the motor and trans and computer?. Or would I have to switch the transfer case and driveshafts also?. I figured if i had to switch them also I might as well get a explorer and do the 302 swap.

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                                                                                                                                      Okay guys I ve got a question on my 93 ranger it s got the 2 3 with the five... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                      Okay guys I've got a question on my 93 ranger, it's got the 2.3 with the five speed, ok so my question is, is what would cause my truck to misfire at random points, I can go a couple days with it running just fine and some times it acts up so bad that I can barely baby it home, here's a list of things we've tried:

                                                                                                                                      New fuel filter, gutted the cat, and new plugs, we have unplugged the coil packs seperatly and the trucks stays running on either coil pack, we unplugged the mass air flow sensor and the truck Stays running, I'm at a loss here and just wanted to see if anyone had dealt with this before, when it's misfiring you can smell gas, and it sometimes will die or just idles super rough, it doesn't matter if I've been diving the truck for 2 hours or if I just started it up it does it at complete random, it doesn't even Matter if it's hot or cold, anyways thanks in advance I really need my truck!

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                                                                                                                                        Due to buying a new F150 and the need to thin the herd a bit I think I will be... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                        Due to buying a new F150 and the need to thin the herd a bit I think I will be, regretfully, putting my Ranger up for sale soon. I bought this new when I worked at WestWay Ford right out of high school, and outside of the recent airbag recall I have done every bit of work/maintenance to it myself. It's very highly optioned for a ranger (pw/pl/tilt/cruise/pm,etc) and in amazing shape. I'd like to see it go to a good home (i.e. I'm not interested in selling it to you for your kid's first car). Currently located in St Louis MO area (Has been in Dallas most of its life. Never driven in snow or winter). Do you guys have a suggestion on where I should sell or what I should ask? Has a tick over 100K miles but is immaculate, I have been a nut about maintenance, etc. I've looked at book values but I'm not sure how accurate they are.

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                                                                                                                                          Photos from Chase Carpenter's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                          Hello guys need some input. After waiting 7 months I finally received my 4D56 diesel engine. My ranger had a 4D55 diesel motor in it factory. I seen on forums guys can do the swap because motors are not much different. However my mechanic says he is going to have to cut a hole in the sub frame to make altenator fit. Also he swapped oil pan to the 4d55 oil pan cause he said it wouldn't work and it's got a hose for a pump he said now has to make work on the 4d55 oil pan. If anyone knows about the swap or what should be done please let me know. Been almost a year and want to get truck back on the road.

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                                                                                                                                            OK guys. got a tough one for you — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                            OK a tough one for you...

                                                                                                                                            Please read the checklist first - it will save us time:

                                                                                                                                            Problem: Engine turns over, but will not run.

                                                                                                                                            - No vacuum leaks

                                                                                                                                            - New disty cap

                                                                                                                                            - New spark plugs

                                                                                                                                            - New fuel pump

                                                                                                                                            - New fuel level sending unit

                                                                                                                                            - New fuel filter

                                                                                                                                            - New battery

                                                                                                                                            - Fuel is present in the fuel rails

                                                                                                                                            - Spark plugs tested and ARE firing

                                                                                                                                            - Engine has been turned to TDC & ignition timing triple checked against Haynes.

                                                                                                                                            - New air filter

                                                                                                                                            Trouble codes pulled:

                                                                                                                                            118 - Coolant Temperature sensor circuit above maximum voltage/indicates below -40 degrees F

                                                                                                                                            542 - Fuel pump circuit open; PCM to motor

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                                                                                                                                              Ok 3. 0 guys need some input again — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                              Ok 3.0 guys, need some input again...

                                                                                                                                              I've got a mystery harness on my engine and I need to know what it goes to. It's located at the rear of the engine near the distributor. It's the only other large harness back there besides the disty.

                                                                                                                                              On my OEM '94 harness, there are 2 wires in/2 wires out.

                                                                                                                                              However, the '93 donor engine has 4 wires in/4 wires out on this same harness.

                                                                                                                                              The donor truck was also a 5 speed manual.

                                                                                                                                              On my old harness, the tranny-side of the harness appears to extend down to the tranny, with a smaller 2-prong harness that looks like it's the back-up light switch. (At least, that's what I'm guessing - the wires are long enough to reach under there, and the end portion matches what PartsGeek shows for a back-up light harness.)

                                                                                                                                              So what do the other wires control? Are there any wires going to the tranny on models with cruise control?

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                                                                                                                                                Photos from Joey Bayer's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                OK guys!! I need this truck gone by SUNDAY!! make a REASONABLE Cash offer! I'm located in Flemington NJ, 08822. But I do have a buddy that does transporting! These are the details:

                                                                                                                                                Year- 1996

                                                                                                                                                Make- Ford ranger

                                                                                                                                                Model- STX


                                                                                                                                                Blue interior

                                                                                                                                                7 inches of lift

                                                                                                                                                Straight axle swap !

                                                                                                                                                Zero rust

                                                                                                                                                35x12.5x15 Goodyear wrangler duratracs with kevlar. 75% tread.

                                                                                                                                                The bed is a little dinged up, but cab and underneath is very clean. Front axle is a dana30, leaf sprung. Previous owner installed a Detroit locker with new gears, and also installed an 8.8 rebuilt rear. Motor is the bullet proof 4.0, new spark plugs, coil pack, wires, tensioner, belt, alternator, oil pressure sender, pit man arm, pitman arm tie rod. Maybe other stuff I'm forgetting. Truck runs and drives. I daily drive it. Has never given me ANY issues. I just need a full size truck. PM me with any questions or offers!

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                                                                                                                                                  So July 4th 2014 i had a wrech in my 98 ranger effectively totalling the truck — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                  So July 4th 2014 i had a wrech in my 98 ranger effectively totalling the truck. After a cosmetic rebuild (mechanical just needed a radiator) i somd the truck when the trans gave a week later. So in august of 2014 i sold it and bout my f150. Well turns out my truck lives on! The dealer that bought my old truck sold it tp a guy who has been fixing it up and now driving it around town! Still sports its battle scars and years of wear (2 peoples first truck and over 220k miles of work truck) and he lives on! In the next week i just may get to go for a drive and have the chancr to buy it back. So should i?

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                                                                                                                                                    Need some opinions on the problem I ve been having with my 2000 4 0l I bought... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                    Need some opinions on the problem I've been having with my 2000 4.0l. I bought a new battery cause the truck died at walmart. 3 weeks later the truck is dead again I jump it and get it to a parts store to test stuff the batter was "good" and alternator was "dieing" so I replaced the alternator and now it starts when jumped and died when I shut it off as well as my voltage meter in my truck is saying voltage is low and battery light is on so I'm guessing the batter was bad or went bad. Also even though I let the battery charge the truck dies after a few seconds of being disconnected from the car I'm jumping it with my guess is dead cells on battery. Or not holding a charge any thoughts would be aweome. (Side note I checked all fuses and only one 12v outlet fuse was bad)starter is good (i think and assume since it started when jumped) and no more blinking theft light since I changed the 12 volt outlet fuse so....only thing is battery thoughts and thank you

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                                                                                                                                                      Another question for my lowered comrades — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                      Another question for my lowered comrades....

                                                                                                                                                      Still working on getting the ol' Splash back together, and yesterday while installing spindles & springs, I noticed some minor damage to the passenger side drag link where it appears to have been contacting the sway bar when I had it lowered 5/6 years ago. The two clamps that secure the tie rod end into the drag link are what's beaten up a bit.

                                                                                                                                                      So my question is, what do you guys do about sway bar interference? Remove it altogether?

                                                                                                                                                      I'm planning to go lower this time around, and I can see right now my sway bar is already out of real estate.

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                                                                                                                                                        A while back I had I had 3 codes one for injector pulse lean one for o2 sensor... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                        A while back I had I had 3 for injector pulse lean, one for o2 sensor lean, and one for insufficient egr flow....thanks to a buddy I narrowed it down to a bad maf....I replace that, and it cleared up the codes for insufficient egr flow and injector pulse lean....still have the code for o2 sensor lean, and now a code for maf low voltage....cel is not coming on.....I also have a misfire after a certain temperature but only at idle, after I cut the truck off and back doesn't just start to misfire going down the road....94 4.0...any ideas?

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                                                                                                                                                          Anyone got a diagram of the engine bay wiring harness on a 93 94 3. 0 V6 — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                          Anyone got a diagram of the engine bay wiring harness on a 93-94 3.0 V6?

                                                                                                                                                          My truck is a '94, but the donor motor is out of a '93, and there's a harness near the back that doesn't match mine.

                                                                                                                                                          It's a large white harness near the disty harness. On my '94, there are 2 wires in & 2 wires out, but on the '93 motor, this set of wires is 4. The salvage yard didn't disconnect the harness when they pulled the motor, so the wires were pulled out of the harness.

                                                                                                                                                          Now I've got to replace the harness, but need to know what it goes to and why the difference in the 93s & 94s.

                                                                                                                                                          Both are 3.0 V6, both are manuals.

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                                                                                                                                                            Photos from Kyle Vito Shiphorst's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                            So, I am in search for some parts and some help sourcing.

                                                                                                                                                            Little backstory, I've owned my ranger for about 7 years after buying it from my dad and adding another 200k to the already 200k 2.3l engine and even with my obsession for Japanese imports *cough* Mr2 and AE86 and missile fb rx7 *Cough* the old girl has still stayed my daily and can't quit get rid of her.

                                                                                                                                                            However, now my hatch is getting done and a New truck will be in the spot for daily and hauling duties I figure it is time. For some much needed love.

                                                                                                                                                            I'm trying to find an old school bed bar to mount some lights to and a procomp prorunner bar, there was some nos left 5 years ago but I hardly can find any now. If you know of stuff left, or reasonable price. Please direct me.

                                                                                                                                                            Also looking for a camburg or the like bent beam kit for her, does anybody know of a page selling used prerunner parts?

                                                                                                                                                            Thanks guys!

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                                                                                                                                                              Could use a bit of help on this I have a 99 Ford Ranger Sport 3 0L auto ec... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                              Could use a bit of help on this. I have a 99 Ford Ranger Sport. 3.0L, auto, ec, shortbox stepside. For being 17 years old it has no rust and in great condition. One problem. It's slow as hell and terrible on gas. I have a 09 4.0L SOHC complete engine with harness with only 23,000kms sitting on a engine stand. I also have a 07 race built 5R55E trans and stock aluminum driveshaft. The mechanical part is no biggie. I've done a ton of engine swaps over the years. My issue is with the electronics. Has anyone done a swap like this before? I was thinking of getting a 99 Explorer PCM that had the 4.0L SOHC engine and then get a custom tune. Would this work? I just want to make it plug and play as much as possible. If I have to hard wire things, that's no problem. I can do that too. Any help would be appreciated. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                So I ve been racking my brain for a while now trying to diagnose my 93 2 — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                So I've been racking my brain for a while now trying to diagnose my 93 2.3l's lack of power (other than the obvious lack of 2 cylinders). I kept smelling rich exhaust so i figured it was over fueling. I went out to pull test and clean the egr valve and I immediately felt like an idiot. The pervious owner must of tried taking it off in the past because the tube coupling that should be screwed to the valve was undone sitting on top of the other one at the manifold. This whole time I've been running this truck with the manifold venting to the engine bay and the valve leaking in air from outside as well. I'm hoping this solves my power issue i have been having a hard time getting to 70mph ever since i swapped the old 205x14's out for 235x15's with my wimpy 3.45 rear gear ratio.

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                                                                                                                                                                  So having some trouble tracking down a pair of replacement bolts for the axle... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                  So having some trouble tracking down a pair of replacement bolts for the axle pivot ends of my '94's I-beams. I have the 2 super-long bolts that act as studs for the coil springs, but what I need is the bolts & nuts for the frame-end of the beams.

                                                                                                                                                                  The holes on the brackets look to be about 1/2" in diameter, so does anyone think I'll be fine to get two 1/2" grade 8 bolts with nuts about 4" in length and use them?

                                                                                                                                                                  Normally, I'd simply snatch the necessary hardware off a Pull-A-Part truck, but the dumb asses there set the trucks on the radius arms, so I can't remove the I-beam bolts without the whole darned thing coming down on my head.

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                                                                                                                                                                    1992 Ranger Ext. Cab — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                    1992 Ford Ranger Ext Cab. 3.0 V6 Automatic transmission.

                                                                                                                                                                    Truck does not run, hasn't run in 8 years. Was parked with suspected transmission issues but the engine was just fine. Felt like a vibration coming out of the transmission.

                                                                                                                                                                    Body damage around pass. side head light from accident. Dent over left rear wheel wheel.

                                                                                                                                                                    Interior is in rough shape. Windshield was leaking when it was parked, so water has gotten in to the interior.

                                                                                                                                                                    Driver side headlight connector gone, ripped off by stupid neighborhood kids.

                                                                                                                                                                    Engine does not have alternator or alternator wiring harness.

                                                                                                                                                                    Wheels & tires in bed are separate, but willing to negotiate. 4 14x6 wheels with tires and 4 17x8 Mustang GT wheels.

                                                                                                                                                                    Truck located in South Gastonia. Buyer responsible for moving, I do not have access to a vehicle dolly or other method of transporting truck.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Quick question for my fellow Ranger Fans — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                      Quick question for my fellow Ranger Fans...

                                                                                                                                                                      I'm planning a Pull-A-Part run possibly this weekend, as I'm still on the hunt for a 3.0 V6 block.

                                                                                                                                                                      Question: Other than additional reinforcement in later years, are all 93-10 Ranger 3.0 blocks the same spec-wise?

                                                                                                                                                                      I've got the crank out of my old '94 3.0 that's had the journals machined. Rods have been inspected, and I've got a new set of oversized pistons going in, plus new cam, lifters, heads, pushrods, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                      Will the '94 internal components fit a post-97 3.0 V6 block? I need to know if post-97 models are viable candidates.

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                                                                                                                                                                        I have a question I was hoping someone here might know because I m lost — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                        I have a question I was hoping someone here might know because I'm lost. My 98 4.0 4wd automatic started acting up and not wanting to start the last week now. I checked the battery with a load test and a volt meter it was still on the good side and It read 12.7 when the truck was off and slowly dropped but nothing below 12 and I figured all was well until almost every day at 5 it would not want to start without some patience the last two or three days it souly will not start back up once the key is shut off then I would jump start it and most of the time it would be alright and when I am driving I would atlree the battery gauge be on the low side but still run fine. But now it hardly accepts the jump pack it would be fine all day and just tonight it became intermittent like the power was working then nothing. I managed to get it to run but i just checked the battery again it reads 12.5 volts but when I do a load test the gauge jumps right to replace so I don't believe the alternator is bad but I'm jot sure if the battery is bad of something in the electrical system is all sorts of screwy. I apologize for the run on sentence but any help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Photos from Wayne Reel's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                          Got few extra parts to sell off 2000 4.0 ohv 122k miles. I've got lower intake w/fuel rail(head to intake new gasket included), heads off my 99 with 130k miles(new intake and exhaust seats and pushrods and rockers if wanted) , cam sensor and syncro, crank sensor, starter, brand new oil screen, engine wiring harness non-egr, 00 4.0 ohv 2wd ecu, driver and pass air bags, cruise control module, oil dipstick sleeve, MISC Gaskets(Victor Reinz)(o-rings, oil pan, water pump, rear seal retainer, crank seal,egr gaskets), taillights without orange on them. Brand new cloyes timing chains with guides and tensioner, throttle body cable cover, power steering pump, and lifters (have been soaking). Make offer on anything. You pay shipping. Worst I can say is no. Location 67357. Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                            I m starting my cluster light swap and I have a few questions — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                            I'm starting my cluster light swap and I have a few questions.

                                                                                                                                                                            I noticed that some parts of the overlays are more opaque than others. I see in some of the pictures on the forums and Google, these areas are brighter than the other areas. I was wondering if anyone had any idea how to get this from happening.

                                                                                                                                                                            After I sand the green down, I'd be painting it red, only on the number areas, and then using white LED's. I wasn't sure if painting a thicker coat over the areas that are normally more opaque would help or if I put a black paint over the red I put down for the first coat.

                                                                                                                                                                            This is my first time doing this, but I'm willing to take on any task. I do have a few spare clusters to practice on so any idea or information would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            As a side note, I will be using a white face for my finished cluster but I'd practice is needed, it would be on the black face cluster.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Photos from Zac Smith's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                              FOR SALE

                                                                                                                                                                              77 f150 welded wedge d44 chromoly shafts ox ujoints Yukon spool,yukom 5.13gears,stage 8locknut kit,warn premium hubs ,new timken bearings extended drive shaft

                                                                                                                                                                              78 9in N case Yukon grizzly locker Yukon 5.14s, Yukon shafts, new wheel bearings and seals just pressed on. New rear drive shaft

                                                                                                                                                                              Front suspension: 7.5in rubicon express,custom coil buckets w drop away spring mount,long travel Rancho shocks, .25 extended radius arms,1.25 heims

                                                                                                                                                                              Rear: 63in Chevys w custom shackle and hangar,long travel shock mounts,ranchos

                                                                                                                                                                              Custom bumpers

                                                                                                                                                                              New snorkel

                                                                                                                                                                              17in Mojave Teflon rims wrapped in 35in bfg great tread. Will clear 40s at full stuff

                                                                                                                                                                              Daily driver ac and heat 190k 5spd manual tcase 7k$ firm will only be for sale for two weeks after that it sits in storage. no trades unless you have an early bronco.

                                                                                                                                                                              Located in Polk city Florida (central)

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                                                                                                                                                                                alright dudes buddy has a bronco II just picked her up for 500 body is about... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                alright dudes, buddy has a bronco II just picked her up for 500, body is about rotten, shes getting there, so shes not pretty and were not dumping alot of money into her, we want to turn this into a woods vehicle, now i have an f150 so i have spare parts, spare 2wd leaf packs and spare 4wd f150 coils. now, im wondering what kind of a lift can we get out of f150 coils, i know that we can get around 4 with the bastard pack, or i could just replace the whole pack since theyre interchangeable. anybody else have any ideas? i know that after around 3 inches we are going to need drop brackets, pitman arm etc. just wondering if theres any other ideas,

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                                                                                                                                                                                  So with my headache finally about done In starting to dig into the light... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                  So with my headache finally about done. In starting to dig into the light setups ill want and how to wire them. Ill probly have one large led bar facing forward. Two spots facing forward or backward will also have one or two slim led bars facing back for reverse or bed Lighting etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ive done quite a bit of research on different setups. I like minimizing coming of my battery or tapping into the fuse panel. I like the thought of a second battery in a tool box. But would like to keep cost down. There are alot of nice wiring kits out there. Even some with a remote but i like to be able to switch on a light.

                                                                                                                                                                                  What are some things yall have done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Photos from Wayne Reel's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                    I have 2000 4.0 ohv non- egr motor 121k sitting in my garage I'd like to sell. It probably will drop in and go. Ran when removed. I was gonna rebuild it but changed my plans. I have new head valve seats and oil pump screen that I'd like to go with it. The heads are off my 99 with 130k miles. I used 00 heads to get rebuilt and swap with mine. I don't have the valve covers for it and the upper plastic intake is there but one vac plug on broke off. The clutch fan is little bent, took the engine out of wrecked ranger. I have the wiring, computer and most of the bolts for the engine. I'd like $300 but I'm open to offers. Also have the $250obo 5r55e 2wd trans that came out of it too. I have other misc parts for 4.0 too. Local pick up only. 67357. Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Photos from Stephen Simpson's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                      F/S custom switch panel, with bracket. Also the storage cubby is up for grabs. I'm building a center console and new switch panel so I'm getting rid of these. Not super pretty as it was built before I had tools to work with so I trusted someone else to build the plate... you can see how well that turned out. Make me a reasonable offer and shipping is on your dime, located in Alberta Canada. The aux in/USB thing can be purchased on eBay or Amazon, I'm keeping the one that was in it. All accessories were wired through relays so that the power can be tapped off of the cigarette lighter

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Ford Ranger GT 1988 — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                        For Sale: 1988 Ford Ranger GT Longbed

                                                                                                                                                                                        $1500 NEGOTIABLE

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.9L V6 5 Spd Manual

                                                                                                                                                                                        152k miles

                                                                                                                                                                                        It really saddens me to have to get rid of this truck, as I have always had plans to build up a first gen Ranger. And these trucks are very rare and hard to come by, especially in such nice shape as this one. But unfortunately it must go. It was a great running truck when I bought it 4 years ago from Anderson Ford, in St. Joseph, MO. There is some front body damage to the front and both fender, but minor . It developed a leak on the right head/valve cover area a few years later, smoked real bad and I shut it down and had it towed home. It has pretty much sat in since. The truck is still in pretty fair condition otherwise. Black exterior, very clean red interior with bucket sets with power lumbar. Ground effects all complete. E-Mail me any questions at Kingmanodder at

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Nerf bar problems — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                          Nerf bar problems!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                          So I bought some new nerf bars off of Craigslist. We looked up the model number and they said 99 to current 4 door ext cab. The only difference I could see is that the 4 door model would have two step pads and the 2 door only one. So I figured no big deal. Bought them and tried to install them but there is no where to mount the rear bracket. It says to install two bolts through the rocker panel but there is no holes in the rocker panel or any sort of spot to bolt the bracket. Has anyone ran across this?. Could some one show me a picture of what the running board looks like on a 4 door model so I could figure out a way to mount it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Photos from Jeremy Hunter's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                            Just trying to Guage value on my truck, 2000 ford ranger, 2.5 5spd 2WD. 149k miles, clean title

                                                                                                                                                                                            Fresh tune up with motorcraft platinum plugs, every single fluid changed with pennzoil lubricants (coolant, platinum oil, diff fluid, manual trans oil, etc) new exhaust, shocks, no rot anywhere only surface rust , bottom is completely bone dry, zero leaks anywhere, new tires all around, new drum brakes and parking brake cables. New JVC touch screen DVD in dash, viper 2 way alarm remote start, added radio bezel from later model ranger for two 12 volt sockets, aftermarket door lock actuators (every bit of work performed by myself with receipts) (MECP certified) interior 9/10. Paint is great, many small dings all over but it doesn't detract from overall appearance. Guage cluster swap from an explorer to add tachometer. All Guages calibrated perfectly and in perfect working order with all new dash bulbs. A/C works. New oil sending unit, rear pinion seal installed, new fuel filter, professional fuel system cleaning, new MAF sensor, etc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Ok kids. Snaggle has presented a new problem — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ok kids. Snaggle has presented a new problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Got the valve cover gasket replaced again. Went back to cork, it seems to lasts longer and hopefully it was put on correctly lol (I had no hand in this repair).

                                                                                                                                                                                              Now she's, like missing/pulling. Like when you get a crappy cart at the store and the wheel jams, gets hung up for a second or 2 but still keeps going. I've got no noises that I shouldn't have. It happens when I'm accelerating, not idle. Although it took awhile before it would stay running this morning (I had to start her 4 times).

                                                                                                                                                                                              It doesn't feel like the fuel is cutting out. Which is my gut feeling (pump or injectors). Does that sound right? My guts been off lately.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1988 2.9

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Photos from Thomas Crotty's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                                Looking for my old truck, sold it to a guy who quit Trans-Am and drove it home to somewhere in OK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                98 XL, 2.5, 5spd, coil spung 2wd, long bed, 01 Edge clip w/ 06 corner lights and an 04 XLT bumper, diamond plate rear step bumper, Mazda speed Protege seats, XLT door panels, XLT sun visors, XLT mirrors, Flowmaster 40 dual exhaust, FX4 level2 Alcoa wheels, rust hole in the frame near where the catalytic converter used to be. Those are some of the most notable modifications.

                                                                                                                                                                                                It's a long shot, but I really miss that POS.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photos from Caleb Gerritsen's post — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alright guys I'm thinking about selling my TURBO DIESEL RANGER ENGINE. I picked it up from a guy that had it sitting in his garage for a decade so that I could put it in my garage for a while. I was hoping to put it in my 2wd but plans have changed. I BELIEVE it's a 4d55T Mitsubishi. Comes with two turbos that need to be rebuilt and also an extra injection pump besides the one that's on it. The valve cover has a crack in it and it's missing the bottom right trans mount (as seen in the picture) The plastic front cover is also cracked. I'm in Northern Maine but I can strap it to a pallet and ship it anywhere in New England on your dime. Outside of New England you will have to figure out shipping. I've got $600 into it and that's what I want to get back out of it because it has a lot of potential if even just as a parts motor. Feel free to PM me or comment. Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the last 24 hours it had been missing some 1992 ranger with the 4. 0 — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the last 24 hours it had been missing some, 1992 ranger with the 4.0. then it got real bad to the point if you did anything but very very slowly rev it up it would do this. Last night we stayed at the cottage, and this morning it took a while to start but it was doing this from the get go. Some hills I didn't think we were going to make, we made it and I fooled with it for a bit and it was good for half way back to the camp (I had to go back) and back out it was fine. I went to try it not too long ago and it was fine- But eventually shit the dust. Managed to back it up about 100ft (in about 6 minutes) it won't run very long at all, and when it does its gutless and won't run right anyway. and I left it in the intersection here, the PO is suggesting the fuel filter, that was a thought in my mind.. Ideas? I don't think it's electrical or fire related, no check engine light (I know that doesn't really mean much)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ok guys Got a question I have alot of play in my steering and truck is all... — Ford Ranger Fanatics

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ok guys. Got a question. I have alot of play in my steering and truck is all over the road. I narrowed it down to a bad pitman arm. But can't figure out what spline it is? I did research and have been to every auto parts store in my area. I hear it's either 32 or 36 spline... And I also have about 6 inches of lift. But I may take the body lift off in the future. So should I go with a sky jacker 4-6 inch lift pitman arm? Or go with a stock one... Any info would be greatly appreciated. My truck is a 1996 ranger STX with a straight axle (Dana 30).. But steering box and pitman arm are Ford.

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