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  1. 4.2 ford engine swap problems

    Long story longer, "friend" overheats his truck (about 300K on it) and it won't start the next morning, he says it blew the head gasket (97 f-150 5sp). So he buys a wrecked truck ('98 F-150 auto) that still runs. We swap the engines and the "new" one won't start in his truck. It tries- acts like...
  2. Thai ranger

    Been in thailand two weeks and seen some bad-ass rangers. Are.these the euro rangers or something different? Ive got pics but better just to access fords website. I googled thailand ford ranger and brought it right up. Those quad cabs are really cool diesel engine is icing on the cake. Be sure...
  3. 2006 Injector replacement

    Try injector cleaner first. Seafoam is ok I have the best luck with 44k although it is hard to find. I run a shop and almost never replace an injector. Especially at 101k. Did u use factory plugs and wires? Bosch, champion, etc doesn't work in these trucks like motorcraft and autolite do.
  4. 2008 starting hard when hot

    Rent or buy a fuel pressure guage to be sure- but if you have low pressure it is either the fuel pressure regulator or the fuel pump.
  5. 04 to 11 2.3 ranger engines interchangable?

    Try car-part.com. you will have more choices of engines and it will tell u what fits and what doesn't. If it is listed it will fit if not it won't...
  6. 2005 2.3 engine interchange question

    Check the website car-part.com. If it shows engines from '08 for example, it will work. The computer is programmed to only show what works so if it shows it will go. Best site on earth to find a low mileage engine also. Doesn't matter about the tranny, just keep your flywheel to swap over to the...
  7. 96 4.0 revs up

    friend of mine's truck, driving along and it went full throttle- and wasn't the pedal sticking. Any ideas? It had to be towed because it is bad enough where it isn't safe to drive. It has a few other driveability issues too, especially cold- doesn't want to move at first and takes some pedal...
  8. 99 4.0 mazda/ranger question

    I see a local ad for a 99 mazda B4000 with a blown engine on craigslist for cheap. On car-part.com, they act like these engines between a mazda B4000 and a 4.0 Ranger are somehow different as they are in different categories. As you might imagine, the Ranger engines are much more plentiful than...
  9. Bacon

    I remember a thread on bacon a year or so ago, then recently stumbled across some bacon jerky at the local wal-mart stupidcenter... This stuff is awesome. Hard to find, it isn't where the beef jerky is, it is located on an end cap over by the frozen coolers. Anyone else try this stuff? Really...
  10. bought an ecoboost today...

    I feel a little like I've betrayed my ranger, but at least I didn't go over to the dirtyside and buy a tax-money vehicle from dodge or chebby. 2011 f-150 super crew with the 6 speed auto in grey, 3:55 limited slip rear. Had 17 miles on it when I picked 'er up, and got 10 grand off sticker. I...
  11. San Antonio member spotting

    Was in San Antonio Thursday on 1604 loop heading east about 3 PM or so and got passed by a 98 or 99 regular cab ranger in orange. The TRS decal was at the top of the rear window and was hooked up at least 75 MPH, hee hee... This is significant because it is the first TRS decal I have ever seen...
  12. help me diagnose plz

    02 4.0 auto 112,000 miles. Stopped at the post office everything was fine when I shut it off. I crank 'er back and immediate stall. Would run with my foot on the gas so I drove it home (2 miles)- it would only run with my foot at the top of the pedal, and not much power. Got it home, stumbling...
  13. Help with a POS chebby- fuel problem

    Neighbor's fuel pump quit- so I swapped relays in the box, then dropped the tank (the only way to get to the connector). The connector, one of the middle pins showed voltage for 2 or 3 seconds when the key was cycled, so I had power down there at the pump. Since I had power I figured the pump...
  14. Ford must hate us

    Just rolled 100K on my truck (4.slow) and decided to do a tune-up. Bought all motorcraft OE stuff. Got the driver's side in about 30 minutes, wires and plugs, and then I moved over to the passenger side. Holy s*** batman! I spent at least an hour per plug. This is the worst vehicle I have ever...
  15. airbag light success story

    So I get in the truck to go yesterday and my airbag light starts blinking, then stays on solid. Does this everytime I crank the truck. Finally I realize it is flashing a code, so I count up the flashes and get a 47. Since I have the complete set of shop manuals for the truck, I did a little...


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