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    Updating the 4.0L Tech Page - Suggestions Needed

    Going to change spark plugs. I look in my factory manual, pull the easiest plug I can get to, to verify p/n to manual. Go on to order plugs. P/N's aren't jiving w/ OE factory installed plugs. Read over forum for past experience. Numerous hours later, still confused as to what spark plug...
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    Changing spark plugs on a 4.0 SOHC

    Thanks, I appreciate your input. Just ordered the SP-412's.
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    Changing spark plugs on a 4.0 SOHC

    I checked the EZ sparkplug to get to, on drivers side. It was a Motorcraft AGSF24N. Reading on the net, I might well find a diff p/n plug (same base # but with diff suffix ending) on pass side. Fordparts.com website says to use SP-412, which is nickel plug. Reading about waste spark... what...
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    Changing spark plugs on a 4.0 SOHC

    On a 2011 SOHC 4.0... Are you removing just the rubber flap? Or the entire plastic inner fenderwell? Can't tell w/ the blurred photobucket pictures.
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    Anyone Purch a Factory Shop Manual Download on ebay? Good or Bad?

    Looking for a shop manual for my 2011 Ranger. There are a few hard copies on ebay for $175-$200+ depending on seller and whether the wiring manual is included. And a few pdf downloads for cheap $$. I'd really rather have a hard bound manual in the garage, but until the cost gets to a point I...
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    OEM Ranger Nerf/Step Bars - How to Remove Front Bracket?

    Have a 2011 Ranger XLT 4-door extended cab 2x4. I have removed the factory OEM Nerf / Step bars. I want to sell the bars. But need to remove the frt brkt bolt pair flange, to sell them as complete set. It seems to be some sort of plate w/ two threaded studs welded to it. Does it remove from...
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    $170 to Program a Key? Any Cheaper Options?

    New (used) Ranger PU truck, I bought it used. I screwed up when making the deal, just assumed there were two keys. If I had realized that, a 2nd key included would have been part of the deal. Nope, just one. Went to local Ford dealer, they said about $170 to program the 2nd key since I only...
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    No Shop Manual-Want to Change Diff Lube on 2011 Ranger

    Have changed out the diff fluid on a 1999 & a 2001 Rangers w/ 2x4 drive, non-posi rear. Have a newer 2011 now, has a posi rear (aka traction-Lock). Don't have a service manual. Any online links to a shop manual? Watching ebay for a reasonably priced 2011 shop manual. IIRC, when you change...
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    Changing A/T Filter on 2011 4.0: Anything Unusual?

    All, Have had two prior Ranger 3.0's and changed the A/T filters numerous times. Recently purchased a 2011 4.0L and want to do an A/T filter change. At this time, I have no shop manual. But figure procedure is same as what I did on my '99 & '01 3.0L V6 A/T change procedures, right? Anything...
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    New 2011 4.0 Owner, Had Two 3.0's Prior

    New guy here. Had a '99 3.0 XLT Sport 2x4 that I bought brand new. A non-driving fool who couldn't speak a lick of english T-boned me and totaled that truck, 4 mos after paying it off. Bought a used 2001 XLT 3.0 w/ 50K miles w/ the insurance payoff. Just recently gave that 2001 to my brother...