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  1. SykoRanger88

    88 2.3 Weird misfire or something else? help please.

    Ranger has a very weird misfire problem. it all started when i was going down the road pretty much with it to the floor doing like 90 or so and it just shut off completely then i drifted to road and it fired back up but it had a small misfire ever since. Wondered if it skipped a tooth or...
  2. SykoRanger88

    Power Steering Gear Pitman Arm Seal Question.

    My truck is leaking power steering fluid from what looks like the pitman arm seal and im trying to order the part but im seeing two different part numbers 8778 and 8779 im not sure which one to get and what the deal is, did the 88s have two different power steering gearboxes or something? Thanks...
  3. SykoRanger88

    88 Ranger Fuel Pumps Wont Work.

    My 88 ranger has a low and hi fuel pump and it just completely died one day driving it home, off like a light switch.I have a new low pressure in tank pump in it, we tested the relays i think one is fuel pump relay and the other is fuel injection relay or something. we checked the inertia switch...
  4. SykoRanger88

    Need to adjust timing, quick question.

    Im gonna hit the ranger with the timing gun since i know its off a little because i just did it by ear a while back...what connector do i have to unplug while doing this? isnt there a connector to disconnect so the computer doesnt go berzerk while trying to adjust timing? thanks
  5. SykoRanger88

    EBSCO ARRC login help

    i went to login to the online repair manual at EBSCO to look at something for my truck and the login auto/auto didnt work, which is the login/pass somebody on here gave me, anyone have a current one?
  6. SykoRanger88

    Wiper Blade Arms Keep Popping Off From The Motor...

    my passenger side wiper lever thats inside that little grill in front of the windshield keeps popping off, the passenger side wiper lever sits on the outside of the wipermotor shaft or wutever, it lasts like maybe 30 passes before it pops off then i just have the driver side wiper going, i...
  7. SykoRanger88

    Got a Shop To Install Camber Bushings And They Got it Farked Up!

    i just recently got new front tires, alignment and they ordered some camber bushings and aligned the camber on my truck...so it was great at first then like the next day i noticed my right front tire is like back to the way it was....hanging all sideways negative camber like crazy so i take it...
  8. SykoRanger88

    Question about 2.3 turbo t bird engines

    those 2.3 tbird turbo engines would bolt right into my 88 2.3 5 speed ranger? and the only modifications would be i think the heater box, exhaust and some wiring? also would i have to take an engine out of a 5 speed tbird or could i use an engine out of an automatic tbird and it would still work...
  9. SykoRanger88

    Is This What i Need To Get The Camber Fixed with 2 inch drop?

    did a 2 inch drop on my 88 2.3, keep in mind its the older style suspension, they changed it the following year...http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SJA-1035H/Application/?prefilter=1 it says +3.13 front degree correction is that gonna work with a 2 inch drop? i have 215/70 r14 kelly charger...
  10. SykoRanger88

    Rebuiding My 2.3, Gonna Add a Little Pep To It

    i wanna rebuild my 88 2.3 ranger, it makes a pretty nasty noise when it runs it pretty much sounds like a diesel, but doesnt smoke and it fires right up and gets good gas mileage, i wanna get it completely rebuilt, but im not sure if i should just get a complete top end rebuild instead since...
  11. SykoRanger88

    Trying to get ready for 302 swap in my 88 2.3

    im just curious to which 302 engines i need to be looking at to be able to drop in my 88 std cab 5 speed 2.3 ranger, i want a 302 and a 5 speed tranny which would be the T-5 i believe, i dont wanna go all crazy i just want a budget 302 and trans conversion, which vehicle should i be looking for...
  12. SykoRanger88

    Can Any1 Tell Me How To Adjust The TPS?

    i want to try and adjust the Throttle Position Sensor on my truck, and im not quite sure how to do it...the manual doesnt help at all, my truck sorta has a weird idle at times and on like a cold start up after sitting for 8hours to a day or so it will fire up and the rpms will raise to like 2k...
  13. SykoRanger88

    How To Adjust Camber After 2 Inch Drop???

    my truck is 2 inches lower in the front now from cutting the coils and the camber is way negative, how do i adjust them back into spec? can i just make an adjustment or do i gotta buy a bushing kit or something? thanks.
  14. SykoRanger88

    2.3 Idles High On Start Up Then Dies

    i got my truck running good finally atleast somewhat, its got good power now but still idles weird, when i fire it up on cold start it revs to like 2100 or so then slowly starts to drop, when it reaches like in 1200-1500 it will die real fast, then i start it back up and it will idle high again...
  15. SykoRanger88

    Ranger Keeps Breaking Distributor gears, Extremely Odd

    my ranger not long after i first got it died on the road due to an ate up distributor gear, replaced it with a new distrib, then it got ate up again, replaced it with another distrib and the little shaft that drives the distrib since that gear that drives it was all chewed up, so with the new...
  16. SykoRanger88

    Please Help, Timing Has Jumped I Think, What Causes This?

    my dad got my trucks timing all straitened out and i went to drive it home from the shop and it ran awesome good power and everything, only thing was it idled a little high sometimes and i noticed if i revved it high while driving specially up a hill i heard like this buzzing coming from the...
  17. SykoRanger88

    88 2.3 Runs Like Crap, Any Help Please!

    my ranger has ben running like crap almost every since ive owned it and ive tried alot of things and its still bad, i get bad gas mileage rough idle every once in a while, power loss, and just recently when you start it up after it sitting for a few hours it will rev high like normal then...
  18. SykoRanger88

    Need Advice On Getting a Headpipe

    im gonna go to the junkyard here soon and get a few things for my truck, i might also get a newer style tube manifold from a 90s ranger, can any1 tell me what years to get and not get? or does it matter? anything i should look for when getting one? im not sure what differences they made to those...
  19. SykoRanger88

    Flipping Axle Over Leaf Springs/Help

    ok so i found out its not a good idea to pull a leaf spring to get a drop but i heard about flipping the axle over so its on top of the leaf springs instead of the bottom, as of right now what im doing to my truck is gonna give me a 2/2 drop(coils and fliped hangers) is flipping the axles over...
  20. SykoRanger88

    Few Simple Questions With Pictures

    what the hell is this canister here? is this a MAP sensor if so what is the little canister next to it? a previous owner cut holes along the sides of airbox should i patch them back up or should it be fine? alot of questions but just a few things ive always wandered, any help would be...

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