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    1961 ford Econoline pickup

    I'm looking for a new project and recently I've come across a pretty good deal on a rust free 1961 Econoline pickup. The only problem is that it needs a new steering gear box. I have found a rebuilt one online the place wants $550 for the gearbox plus a $250 core charge. I was wondering if...
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    I want to put a supercharger on my 97 Ranger 2.3

    I want to put a supercharger on my 1997 ranger with a 2.3L engine in it. It a great truck, but i wish the power was there more. I'm debating on whether or not to drop in a small v8. maybe a 289 or 302. If its cheaper i would rather just put on a supercharger. I'm pretty sure it would be less...
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    why is my 1997 ranger not getting heat?

    my heater core is not leaking and my thermostat gauge is reading the way it should. Can anyone think of why I dont have heat. It worked last week, but now I just get cold air when i turn the heat on. Thanks in advance.
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    1997 painted from the frame up

    i didnt get any pics while painting the frame, but i got pics of the rest. new rims to be put on soon. http://s813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/thebigyellowtruck/truck/ let me know what you think
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    not getting heat in 1997 ranger 2.3L

    my heater core is not leaking and my thermostat gauge is reading the way it should. Can anyone think of why I dont have heat. It worked last week, but now I just get cold air when i turn the heat on. Thanks in advance.
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    97 ranger cat replacement

    im replacing my cat and i was wondering if i could use this [url]http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WLK-15038/[url] without having any problems. it says it is for a vehicle up to 6000 lbs. I'm putting on this cat back system too. [url]http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WLK-17320/[url] can i have...
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    3rd generation ranger front tow hooks?

    I have a 97 2wd ranger. There has been a time or two where i have gotten stuck and needed a tow out, but it was hard to find anything to hook up to to pull me out. Is there a way to put front tow hooks on my truck? i dont see anywhere to bolt them up to. I would like to do this because i can get...
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    Rust removal

    I am repainting my truck from the ground up in the spring. I need to get the rust off of my frame and under body. I was planning on just using a wire wheel to clean it all off, but recently i came across a rust removing gel called Ew Gel Rust Dissolver.(...
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    Painting truck looking for ideas

    This summer I want to paint my 1997 ranger. Right now its red and its in pretty good shape, but i want to repaint it from the frame up. the frame and underbody is covered in surface rust. I'm trying to get some ideas of how i should paint it. I'm thinking maybe just red so that i dont have to do...
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    what size back spacing on 15in wheels

    im buying some new wheels for my 1997 ranger 2 wheel drive. I was looking trough the tech library and i found the back spacing, but im now looking for the center bore diameter for my truck. if you can help it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Check engine light came on, code P1443

    I have a 1997 ranger with a 2.3 engine. just recently the check engine light came on. i checked the code with my girlfriends dads code reader and it came back P1443. I looked the code up online and it said that the code was "Evaporative Emission Control System Control Valve" it also said that in...
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    Urgent trying to fix at this very moment!!! door jamb switch broken

    I have a 1997 ranger standard cab. I believe the door jamb switch is broken. When i drive down the road the door ajar light stays on and when it decides to turn off it dings like the door is open then the light turns off. i think that this is the door jamb switch. i went and bought a new switch...
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    spare tire mount replacement and possible fabrication

    I have the stock spare tire mount on my 97 ranger. The tire and rim i have i have bounce of the mount and the tire hits my rear end. i know have to replace the seal on it. Has anyone replaced this spare tire mount with a S10 spare tire mount (the cable coil that the tire iron is used to spin) i...
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    How do i make my speedo correct again?

    I switched to a taller tire on my 97 ranger 2wd 4 banger. They were 235/60/r15 now they are 235/75/r15. SInce it is still a factory size is there a simple way that i can recalibrate the speedo so that it is right now? Do i have to buy a recalibrator, or can i go to the dealership and have it...
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    Very squeaky stock suspension

    On my 97 ranger with a 2.3L the truck sqeaks so much. Just getting in the truck it squeaks real bad. Every single bump i hit is sounds like i have a bed full of scrap scratching together. When i got my oil changed they were supposed to grease the truck, I'm not sure if they did. If I grease the...


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