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    2.5L ('98-'01) '99 2.5 PCM issues?

    :( Sounds like you narrowed it down...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) 96 2.3l stock exhaust size?

    If you swap cats, make sure you get a CA cat if it has CA emissions. If it is "Federal" emissions go Federal cat. MagnaFlow makes a replacement out of Stainless with mandrel bends and a more efficient catalyst. Definitely don't want to run a leaky cat! MagnaFlow Ford Ranger HM Grade Federal /...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) Will only run with three injectors plugged in.

    "Batch" injection (pairs) on ALL 2.3's until the EEC-V '95+ Ranger....
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    Anti-theft light after swap

    Did they have a remote start? Remote starters use a module to cheat the PATS (or even a chip removed from a working key taped near the interrogation ring). Which brings us back to the keys if you don't have that module/chip.
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    Anti-theft light after swap

    It's the keys. If the new PCM did not come with the 2 originally coded keys, you are S.O.L. PCM reflash to clear keys and add 4 First 2 (master) go in a lock box. Other 2 are your daily and a spare. Or SCT tuner and have them disable PATS, that makes your vehicle start with a screwdriver or any...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) New Long Block - Low Compression in Cyl. #3

    Ditto. Betting cyl 3 valves need some love, which means they all do. New head, old block forces more air passed the old rings, accelerating ring failure. Old head, new block forces more air passed the old valves, accelerating valve/seat wear.
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    2.3L ('02-'11) High idle on 2003 ranger

    Look for a bad, missing of loose hose connection. 3,000rpms is a 1/2" or so connection of unmetered air - PCV or Evap...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) Will only run with three injectors plugged in.

    On any cylinder or is it one specific injector?
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    2.3L ('02-'11) No pintle caps on duratec injectors?

    Duratec use USCAR style injectors, 4 hole disk. No pintle cap.
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    I think that has to do with the thermal bypass circuit in the VB. Since doing the SONNAX mods, shift kit and external filter the fluid has been super clean and "fresh" smelling.
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    I want to go to an abandoned track!
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    Yes, be it 4R44E, 4R55E, 5R44E or 5R55E, the are all "E": Electronically Shifted via Solenoids via the PCM. A "Shift Kit" doesn't change programming, only increases Boost Regulator/EPC Pressure and larger holes make the shifts bleed down quicker to reduce "slip".
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    Not sure if this is a reading comprehension issue or the alcohol, but - I am NOT using a Ranger 5R55E shift strategy, it is the Sport Trac 4x4 5R55E strategy. Here is the data log, it is 100% repeatable with every acceleration from a dead stop.
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    When an empty bed 2.3L Ranger snags "Fake 2nd gear" on a turn things get interesting real quick. Even on dry pavement. It will be awesome in the Foxbody Convertible! That being said - the 4R44E isn't going to put up with doubling the engagement of the OD Drum for long. Ford knew this and...
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    4R44E (Door Code "T") - Let's make this a 5R44E please... [Magic Happened!]

    ...and there is a tool for that. Make sure you read THIS.


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