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  1. Sharky146

    Burning smell after clutch replacement

    Hey guys. The Problem: My truck smells like burning transmission fluid when at highway speeds above 50 mph. There are no visible fluid leaks. I can only smell it with the windows down, but it’s a pretty strong smell. I don’t notice it at all below 50 mph. This smell started right after...
  2. Sharky146

    Ranger Center Console Armrest Fix

    Hey guys. Every Ranger I’ve owned had a cracked, worn out center console armrest. Usually I try to find a decent junkyard armrest, but they’re generally disgusting from 20 years of someone’s arm grease. So, this time I decided to repair my armrest and made a short YouTube tutorial. It’s...
  3. Sharky146

    No compression in 4.0 SOHC

    Hello everyone. I'm working on a project Ranger and need a little help. I picked up a 2001 Ranger XLT Supercab 2WD 4.0L for $200. The previous owner said he thought that the timing was bad. I check the compression and had zero compression in any cylinder. So, I pulled the motor and opened...
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    3.0L Cylinder #5 Misfire

    Hey everyone. Need a little help. I'm getting a Cylinder #5 misfire. The Truck: $500 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0L 2WD. Motor was blown, so I replaced it with a junkyard 3.0L from a 2007 Ranger (170k). Used all the top end and wiring harness from my 1999. Just used the block and heads from the...
  5. Sharky146

    Engine Swap. Timing??

    Hello everyone. I recently picked up a $500 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0L 2WD Automatic as a quarantine project. The engine was blown, so I picked up a good junkyard motor to swap in. It’s my first engine swap, so I need a little help. I just put it in and started it up, however it runs ROUGH, but...
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    Mating the 3.0L Engine and Transmission

    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and have a quick question. I recently bought a 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0L 2WD. It needed a motor, so I picked up a used 3.0L from a wrecked 2007 Ranger. I pulled the original motor and tranny together and intend to reinstall them together as well. I put all...
  7. Sharky146

    Quarantine Project!

    Hello everyone. I'm teleworking and have a lot of time on my hands. My family is driving me nuts, so I decided to pick up a project vehicle. So I recently bought up a $500 1999 Ranger XLT 2WD 3.0L. Overall the truck is pretty rough and engine was shot. I picked up a 3.0L from a wrecked 2007...

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