Yes, Ford shops usually won't work on any Ford vehicle if its over 10 years old, sometimes 15
Too many hassles
Trying to explain to an unhappy customer that replacing the transmission didn't cause the flat tire 2 months later, lol
"Well I NEVER had a flat tire until YOU worked on it!!!"
Engine needs to come out to do the repair
Worst case is cam timing slips and valves get bent, usually doesn't hurt pistons(just a mark) and won't bend rods
Parts are not that expensive
Just the labor to pull and put back in the engine, which should be about 8-10 hours labor with basic tools...
1994 Mazda B-series was first year it was a re-badged Ranger, and actually only half that year, your manufacture date should be June or later
1986–1993 B-series were imported and looked different and had different engines
Not sure how much was Ford or Mazda in those earlier years
New head cost of $1,457.99 is silly, $350 per head is average so even $1,000 for two is a bit on the high side
I.E. a full rebuilt 3.0l Long Block is $1,595, seen here: https://unitedengine.com/product/ford-3-0l-181-ci-v6-long-block-engine/
Not familiar with Mazda color code
But same color wire at both door switches should have 12v with key on
The 2 wires from master should both be grounds 24/7 unless master switch is pressed
If master can control passenger window then motor is OK
If Passenger switch can not control motor AND...
The drivers side Master uses its own 12v and Ground to activate the passenger side motor
The passenger side switch is by passed, i.e. the 2 wires from Master are connected directly to the motor on the back of passenger side switch
Passenger side switch will...
You soldered a wire to the relay itself
You can buy a 5 pin relay socket with 5 wires attached, about $4, i.e. : https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/images/L/4411-021.JPG
Put tabs on the end of each wire and plug those wires into the vehicles relay slots, wires can be made as long as you...
Confused: "I currently have a wire soldered to the power output of the ac clutch relay, but I just can't get it to seat fully into the socket"
You would solder a wire on the back side of the relay socket, which wouldn't be an issue to put relay in place?
It's often easier to get the 12v...
Great stuff (y)
If that was cold start you need to check that the ECT sensor is plugged in, 2 wire sensor near thermostat housing, tells computer to run cold engine richer and at a high idle, like 1,000rpms
No, none of those are related
The suffix is specific to that part only, not vehicle or model
If you don't have the engine computer's part number then you need to get one that matches your vehicles specifics:
There are 3 things to match
Engine size, 2.3l, 3.0l or 4.0l in 1995
EGR or no EGR...
Yes, SPOUT wire/signal needs to be disconnected to set Base Spark timing, same as you needed to unplug vacuum advance to set Base spark timing on older distributors
So there is a SPOUT Connector for that purpose, basically a Jumper that you pull out to set Base timing
O2s are the only sensors...
That could be TFI/spark issue
When you accelerate TFI module gets a signal from computer on the SPOUT wire, its like "vacuum advance" on older distributors
This signal changes the TFI module's spark timing for the Richer fuel mix needed for acceleration, if spark timing doesn't change properly...
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f57f-12b523-bc is the plastic holder for computer, so no, not something you need to replace unless it is broken
Seen here: https://www.ebay.com/p/1528726537
Or here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/165537752729
The Computer part number will always have xxxx-12A650-xxx as the...
The Ranger 3.0l gaskets have a specific Left and Right side, so should have a mark denoting "top/up" side of gasket, so they will only fit on one way
The FWD 3.0l use the same gasket on each head, no specific left or right
So if the two gaskets you have are different then they are for Ranger RWD
Last I read it was 100mph, and it's usually set for tires, most are not rated for above 100mph
Speed limiter not RPM limiter
I did read a few post that it can be 90mph speed limiter on Rangers
Check actual speed with GPS just to see if speedometer is accurate
2004 Computer uses OSS sensor on...
If you have a vacuum gauge you can test for clogged exhaust
Or just pull out the two upstream O2 sensors and go for a drive, it WILL BE LOUD
If throttle response and top speed is back you do have partially restricted exhaust