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    2.3L ('02-'11) Truck Occasionally Starts, Runs Poorly, and Then Stalls

    It has happened both when the engine is cold and when it is warm. I changed the fuel filter about 13 months ago.
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    2.3L ('02-'11) Truck Occasionally Starts, Runs Poorly, and Then Stalls

    Maybe like six times in the last few months when I have started my truck I have turned the key, it starts, but then runs poorly at a low rpm before it either stalls or I shut it off. When I start it again it runs normally. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Sorry, I know it's a vague description...
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    Turn Signal Sporadically Cuts Out

    Randomly when I have my turn signal on, both the indicator on the dash and the ticking sound will cut out. When this happens, the rear turn signal is operating but the front one isn't. Any ideas of what could be causing this? The front headlight/turn signal assemblies are some aftermarket OEM...
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    Driver's Door Leak

    My driver's door doesn't seal properly in the upper rear corner. When I look over my shoulder, I can see light coming in from outside the cabin. My door seal looks fine though. After reading and watching different stuff, I have two ideas for solving the issue. First, I could roll the window down...
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    What is the Proper Motorcraft Part Number for Rear Shocks?

    Well I installed them yesterday, so hopefully it will be fine. If I end up needing to replace the bushing it shouldn't be that big of a deal because it's very easy to access and take off the shock. There is no metal to metal contact between the shock mount and the shock, so I think it's okay...
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    What is the Proper Motorcraft Part Number for Rear Shocks?

    Okay, I got the correct shocks, but one of the rear ones has a messed up bushing. Do you guys think I can install the shock as it is and the bushing will straighten out when I tighten it down? I could also do the two socket and a vice method to straighten the bushing, replace the bushing, or go...
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    What is the Proper Motorcraft Part Number for Rear Shocks?

    I ordered Motorcraft shocks for the rear of my truck, but they are smaller than the original shocks (see photos) despite several different parts websites saying this part number was for my truck. I get no results anywhere when I search with the part number that is on the original shocks. The...
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    Rust on New Motorcraft Shocks

    I am going to be replacing the rear shocks on my Ranger, and I ordered Motorcraft shocks from Walmart. Upon arrival, I notice there is already rust on one, possibly both of the shocks (see attached photos). I just want to know if it is completely normal for rust like this on new shocks and if...
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    2.3L ('02-'11) Cost of a Manual Swap

    So I had the valve cover gasket replaced a while back, but I am still having some sort of drivetrain issues. About 50% of the time when accelerating, it either shifts late or kind of shutters (I believe when shifting from 1st to 2nd). I can usually feel it coming before it does this and can...
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    2.3L ('02-'11) Cost of a Manual Swap

    I had a transmission shop inspect it, and they say that the transmission is fine. Apparently the valve cover gasket is bad which is causing a misfire which is causing a decrease in torque which is causing the transmission to shift poorly. I am having the valve cover gasket replaced on Tuesday...
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    In need of a Vacuum Line Diagram for 2010 2.3

    Air is only blowing out of my defrost vents, and I understand that this is most likely a vacuum line issue. Does anyone have a vacuum line diagram applicable to a 2010 2.3 automatic Ranger that they could post? Then I can start diagnosing my specific issue. Thanks
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    Do Welds/Modifications to a Trailer Hitch Significantly Compromise the Integrity of the Hitch?

    I actually really like that idea and would totally do it, but I don't plan to be there in September:confused:. I think I'll just try to sell the hitch for like $85 and then buy a Curt hitch. I can get one for $130. If the hitch doesn't sell, I will fix it up. Thanks everyone for your input.
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    Do Welds/Modifications to a Trailer Hitch Significantly Compromise the Integrity of the Hitch?

    The previous owner of my truck welded this thing that was used for an anvil onto the trailer hitch🤨. Can I get away with just cutting the piece of metal off and using the hitch, or do I need to replace the hitch? On the hitch it says, "Do not cut, drill, weld, or modify this hitch." The hitch is...
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    2.3L ('02-'11) Cost of a Manual Swap

    All the dash lights come on when I first turn the key. Yes, the shop that did it is in Texas. I believe it was done in December. I figure that it would cost just as much to bring the truck back there and have to take time off work etc etc. Maybe I could at least give them a ring though. The guy...
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    2.3L ('02-'11) Cost of a Manual Swap

    An overdrive off switch? I believe it does. (It is getting ball joints done right now, so I can't look) No lights flash or anything. What exactly do you mean by does the cel work when you cycle the key? Sorry, I don't know much about this stuff.

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