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    Ranger parts on an explorer.

    I just bought a 1991 ford explorer4.0 with a 6 speed transmission. I was going to use the motor and transmission in my 1986 ford ranger super cab it has the 2.9 with a 5speed manual. But when I got thinking about it. The explorer is nicer than my truck. The ranger has 4" Skywalker soft ride...
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    8.8 and drive shaft issue

    I have a 1986 ford ranger super cab with the 2.9 manual. It has a 4" spring lift and a 2" body lift. I am running 33's. A couple weeks ago I broke my 2 piece driveshaft just behind the carrier barring. So I wanted to swap to the one piece drive shaft. I got a one piece shaft the yard said...
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    dana 44 and 9"

    There is a local offroad shop here that has a matching set of axles that came off a 79 bronco. There is the high pinont Dana 44 with radious arms and 4.10 gears and a 9" with 4.10s also. He is asking $500 for the set. Seemes like a good deal to me. What do you guys think?
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    4x4 lights not staying on

    ok I have a 86 ranger super cab 2.9 manual with electronic shift transfer case. i got the 4x4 working but the only way i can get it to work is to unplug the pig tail on the module then the buttons work for a few secs then the lights go out and i have to unplug the pigtail and plug it back in to...
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    first time taking the ranger out to a trail.

    Today is the first time i took my truck out to the trail. finally got it running good so it would not die on the trail. it wasn't anything hard. I just putted around.
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    mud flaps

    today i built some mud flaps here is the mount that i made for it. i can almost stand on it. i was popped by the state patrol and he was pretty upset that i did not have flaps. atleast all the materials were free i did not have to spend a dime on anything for the flaps best kind of project...
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    Possible broken timing chain.

    Well im not having very good luck with my truck. 1986 ranger supercab 2.9 4x4. The trucks been driving like a champ since i got my new tires. Yesterday i dorve to work just fine. Then i was about to head home and i went out and tried to start my truck and it cranked and ran for about a sec then...
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    new tires

    i got my new tires today. 33x12.50R15 Goodyear wrangler m/t w/Kevlar. so happy to get rid of my old tiny 31's that did not even look like 31's.
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    who lives in wenatchee

    hey i'm relativity new to wenatchee and i was wondering if there was any one living here from the forms.
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    im pretty sure im stupid.

    OK here's the story. i was being forced to rebuild my 2.9 in a weekend. that's pulled out rebuilt and put back in. so i was moving and the motor lost compression and would not start. so i tore the motor out and broke it down and cleaned it up. i ended up not getting it back to gather in the...
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    fuel pump not working.

    hello I have a 1986 ford ranger super 4x4 2.9 with a/c. my problem is that my fuel pump is not turning on. I thought i ran out of gas one day. so i stopped and filled up then my truck would not start. so i checked the valve on the fuel rail and no gas. so i turned the key on and could not hear...
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    new winch

    so i went to a swap meet with a friend last weekend in puyallup i wasn't going to buy anything. but walking down one of the last isles i found a winch for 100 bucks. a m5000 i could not pass it up. i got it home and it works. holy cow so after a week of a couple hours after work and sat i got...
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    4x4 control module

    Dose any one know if and where the 4x4 control module on a 1986 ranger stx supercab.that or the relay for the 4x4 system?
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    4x4 still not working. :(

    So i have a 1986 ford ranger stx it has the 2.9 I'm not sure on the transmission the t.c. says warren on it. but when i got the truck the 4x4 worked. but it out of nowhere just stopped working. then on its own it will start working again. so i will go hit a small trail and i cant get it out of...
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    wont start when its cold.

    OK i have a1986 ranger when its cold out side my truck wont start. It will crank and crank i smell fuel but it wont start. I put my remote start switch on the truck and it started right up i actually did not want it to because it confused me. Anyone else have this problem. I was thinking it may...


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