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  1. What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    The axles seals were toast and on closer inspection so were the bearings. The axles were pretty trash too, but I installed these axle-saver bearings and I think that will get me down the road for a while.
  2. What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Went for a breakfast burrito run this morning and the brake pedal went to the floor. Got it home and pulled the rear wheels. The right one had looked wet for a while, and I was planning on doing the axle seals but now I'm doing the brakes too.
  3. 2.3L ('83-'97) Fuel Pressure issues

    Well, I figured it out. Nothing to do with the fuel pressure. When I changed the cam seal, I had the timing off a couple of teeth. I had to put the plastic timing cover back on (glad I kept it) to make sure it was at TDC and then used a rope between the cam bolt and aux sprocket to time the cam...
  4. 2.3L ('83-'97) Fuel Pressure issues

    Thanks RonD, It looks like I'm barking up the wrong tree.
  5. 2.3L ('83-'97) Fuel Pressure issues

    Trying to diagnose the running issues with the Ranger. Fuel pressure goes right to 37 PSI when priming and runs at about the same. It starts and idles OK until it starts to stumble, the exhaust gets smoky and the FP goes to 40 PSI. When it smooths out it goes back to 37 PSI. Also, when it shuts...
  6. 2.3L ('83-'97) Filthy under timing cover

    So I went back in and checked if the cam seal is leaking again and surprise, it is. Has anyone used a speedi-sleeve on the camshaft to address this. The cam nose is tapered a bit so not sure one would work.
  7. 2.3L ('83-'97) Mystery sensor

    Thanks, RonD. That looks like it.
  8. 2.3L ('83-'97) Mystery sensor

    The two wires are Green and Black w/white stripe
  9. 2.3L ('83-'97) Mystery sensor

    Can anyone identify this sensor? It screws into a pocket in the intake but is not exposed to any vacuum or water. I can't find the part number in the Google machine. This is on a 1985 F.I. 2.3L
  10. 2.3L ('83-'97) Filthy under timing cover

    I replaced my cam seal but I think the problem lies from the groove around the cam from my "refurbished" cylinder head. When I reinstalled the cam seal I used some yamabond around the outside JIC. Something tells me I'll be going back in...
  11. 2.3L ('83-'97) Filthy under timing cover

    Could be the cam seal. I know mine is leaking like crazy from there. I am going to tackle it this coming week.
  12. 1986 ford ranger timeing belt cover

    Thanks for the info Tom. Yeah, she was my daughter's first car and then became the farm truck/motorcycle hauler/parts chaser. Still going strong (well, sort of) after 230K miles.
  13. 1986 ford ranger timeing belt cover

    Right. The timing is ok for now. I need to see where this oil is coming from. I suspect the cam seal since I just replaced the head.
  14. 1986 ford ranger timeing belt cover

    Just curious but can the cover be left off? I have an oil leak coming from somewhere in front and I'd like to see from where.
  15. 1995 2.3L removing EGR Tube

    If you must remove it use a good penetrating oil (I like Kroil but you can make your own) over a period of days. Try to remove it when it's a little warm. If it was mine I think I would leave it be.
  16. Cracked head?

    Take it to a machine shop. A skilled machinist can tell you within minutes if the head is cracked. I was dropping off mine to be rebuilt and the mechanic walked by, stopped and looked at my old head with a flashlight and came over and said, "You know your head is cracked right?"
  17. 1986 Ranger 2.3 motor mods

    How fast do you want to go? Its just a question of how much you want to spend. Ford 2.3L Performance Cheap mods are a decent exhaust and a K&N but you won't see much. Just my opinion but these engines are pretty good stock, especially with the EFI. I have 223K on my bone-stock 85. Sure it...
  18. non-existent vacuum lines

    Need more information. Fuel injection or carb? Are there vacuum leaks? Pics would help.
  19. A minor annoyance or something more serious

    The Ranger has been running great since I replaced the cylinder head. However it is doing something strange very consistently. It always starts right up but after a few miles it will start to misfire and buck a little. After 5-10 seconds it cleans up and keeps going. It does this 90% of the time...
  20. Softest, most pleasant to shoot .380?

    Funny about the .380. I have a Makarov that is a joy to shoot. I also have a Beretta 85 that is a little "sharp" and not nearly as pleasant. The Makarovs are great little guns and can be had fairly cheaply... Yeah, old thread but you never know.. My daughter carries a Sig Sauer in .380 that is...

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