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  1. JerrySab

    2.9L JBA Header Installation.

    I had an absolute bear of a time getting the headers disconnected from the y-pipe, I was going in from above. somebody much wiser here said they go in from under the vehicle with extensions, and that was a breeze by comparison. ALSO, random, because I was too hamfisted, if you unbolt the...
  2. JerrySab

    Found! '88 Ranger Intermittent Windshield Wiper Lever

    Thanks for this! I actually yanked a functioning wand from the junkyard.
  3. JerrySab

    Lower Intake Bolt Retorque

    Thanks @gaz torqued these back up. can't believe how much they loosened up. That back one by the distributor was a PITA.
  4. JerrySab

    Lower Intake Bolt Retorque

    Hey gang, I'm in the process of closing out the latest project, which included new head and intake gaskets. The excellent write-up i followed, said to apply black silicone to bolt heads and stud nuts of the lower intake. Which i did. Last step would be retorquing the intake bolts after engine is...
  5. JerrySab

    Voltage Drops

    Hey gang, Doing some KOEO tests across wiring, wondering what numbers I should be seeing, particularly at ignition coil. New(ish) battery shows 12.55v at posts; KOEO at ignition, IAC shows 12v. Ignition coil shows 11.51v, which I would guess is no bueno. Should I expect to see a drop there? or...
  6. JerrySab

    Distributor Cap Seal/Gasket

    Great thanks gents
  7. JerrySab

    Distributor Cap Seal/Gasket

    Is there a rubber seal ring or gasket that sits under the cap? I seem to remember one during disassembly, but now can't find the dang thing. And my memory is trash so I could be imagining things also.
  8. JerrySab

    1988 2.9l Ranger Starter Wiring

    just being cautious because I didn’t have it correct initially. this looking correct?
  9. JerrySab

    Torque Converter Seating

    Putting a bow on it, TC was in fact NOT seated correctly. pulled motor out and got it thumped in the rest of the way before (hopefully) doing any trans pump damage.
  10. JerrySab

    Torque Converter Seating

    Great, super helpful y’all. 🤘
  11. JerrySab

    Torque Converter Seating

    Dropped engine in this afternoon after a comically long gasket replacement effort. I know the torque converter can be tricky to dial in. And, prior to lowering engine into the bay, I was pretty dang confident the TC was as far into the bellhousing as possible. Engine goes in, manage to get the...
  12. JerrySab

    1988 2.9l Ranger Starter Wiring

    @RonD thanks so much! if I go from batt neg to the threaded hole on the front of the starter motor case, is that just as good? Or better to be directly on the bolt?
  13. JerrySab

    1988 2.9l Ranger Starter Wiring

    Hey gang, I know this has been well covered but I just want to confirm I have it right. Does this illustration look correct? In my truck I believe the ground connection from block to chassis has been removed over the course of time. I’ve upgraded to 3g alternator and want to make sure I’m not...
  14. JerrySab

    help with cooling system

    Had the same issue! with blocked passages and mountains of rusty crusty crap. Take this with several large grains of salt. Maybe good plan of attack, maybe not? I'm happy with the outcome, but still mid-project. I poured evaporust into the block, being as careful as possible to not slop it into...
  15. JerrySab

    IAC Wiring

    No it’s just on the connector for IAC. Seems Super unnecessary to me. Bottom pin (lead? Tab? Sorry my vocabulary is lagging) on 89 is ground, whereas bottom pin on 88 is power. But plug is same shape.
  16. JerrySab

    IAC Wiring

    YEP. makes sense now.
  17. JerrySab

    IAC Wiring

    Ok, related parts question. I went to JY to pull an IAC from an '89 2.9. it ohms out within range, the valve opens and closes when supplied power through mightymax battery. all good. BUT. I did notice, the leads are in fact polarity specific. whereas, on a newer 'motorcraft' IAC, it will open...
  18. JerrySab

    IAC Wiring

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  19. JerrySab

    IAC Wiring

    Great. Appreciate all of the wisdom, fellas. If the diode is in fact cooked, would there be any other relays that would merit inspection? Not sure how it died, but if it was from excessive current or reverse voltage, would there be anything else on that circuit that could fry? Other than PCM...

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