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    Persistent dragging clutch issue - 2001 Turbo Ranger

    Hi all. I'm working on a 2001 Ranger that I turbocharged last year. For background, it's the 2.5L block with a 1997 2.3 crank and pistons/rods out of a turbocoupe. Anyways, I've got an issue with the clutch disengaging that I just can't figure out. Current configuration: Luk Flywheel for...
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    Disc Brake Swap Details

    I have a 2001 Ranger with the 7.5 axle with 9" drums. I also have a complete 31-spline 8.8 out of a 95-01 explorer that I want to swap in. I've done a few Ranger 8.8 swaps and have the perches and shock mounts all figured out but this is my first disc brake conversion. I tried searching and read...
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    New true dual exhaust - now what is resonating so bad?

    Hi all: **LEGAL: The subject truck is used off-road only and is therefore emissions exempt** I just finished putting true duals on my '92 explorer. I cut the factory Y-pipe apart and added some bends to it to get dual 2-1/4" pipes running right next to each other along the passenger side of...
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    Newer cap on an older truck... (bed dimension question)

    I'm going to look at a cap for my 1990 Ranger shortbed. The seller had it on a 1999 Ranger shortbed. He supplied measurements of 60x75 inches, which is about what my bed measured. My only concern is that I know Ford changed the exterior bed profile in 93, and I'm wondering if the width is...
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    What caliber handgun should I get?

    So I'm looking to buy my first handgun. I want something for all around use - home defense, plinking, powerful enough to stop a large animal within one cylinder / magazine at close range, and maybe even deer hunting. Based on the above, I'm looking at 3 different guns: A semi-auto in .45 ACP...
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    To all you Ford techs...

    So my wife and I just bought a 2005 Lincoln LS. It's just approaching 60,000 miles so I figured it's just time for a tranny flush and filter change. It has the 5R55S transmission. Usually I would just do this myself, but after looking at the procedure in the Ford service manual (I got one...
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    Toyota before Congress....

    Did anyone else watch the congressional hearings before congress? All I've got to say is Dog and Pony Show!!!! While I am in no way defending Toyota's gas pedal problems, these congressional hearings are pointless. It's just an election year and all our high paid, good-for-nothing...
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    Anyone have a carfax account?

    I need to look up a VIN. It is 1LNHM86S74Y657489. If someone could help me out it would be awesome! Thanks.
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    The Toyota saga continues....

    On top of the gas pedals and Prius brakes, the government has received 80 something complaints about the power steering abruptly failing on Corrolas, with several accidents and injuries as a result. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585221,00.html I'm just glad I'm not working for Toyota...
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    Thinking about buying a Lincoln LS

    So my wife's 99 Pontiac Bonneville is really on its last leg and I'm giving up working on it. It's time for the next car. She will drive it to work every day and we will drive it on road trips. She wants a mid-size and I want a rear-wheel drive. She doesn't like the look of any of the muscle...
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    2.9l wont start

    So I dragged my other 1990 ranger out of what's been it's grave for the last two years next to the oak tree in my back yard :headbang: It lost oil pressure when warm so I parked it and have not touched it since. Now I have a new engine to put in so I am trying to revive it. But before I go...
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    The 4.9L can tow!

    I picked up the "other" 1990 ranger from my parents back yard today. It has an oil pressure-less 2.9L, but otherwise is just fine. I recently picked up a good 2.9L with bad lifters, so combining the two engines into one good engine is going to be my winter project. Anyways, I used my 1989...
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    1989 4.9L -> Dead cylinder afer new lifter install.

    My F-150 had some nasty lifter knock going, so I spent most of today swapping the lifters out for some new ones. Sure enough, the intake lifter on cyl #6 was pretty seized up and took about 30 minutes just to extract it from its bore. After that everything went pretty smoothly and it's now got...
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    Going to look at an 1989 F-250 - What to look out for?

    So I've been searching around lately for a full size truck to haul / pull stuff with. I finally found one that I think is worth looking at. It's a 1989 F-250 3/4 ton with the 4.9L (300) straight six and the ZF 5 speed manual tranny. It runs great. This truck has 350,000 miles on it. The...
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    My new toy (not RBV related)

    So I just bought my first house and it has a kinda big yard (1.3 acres) so a push mower wasn't gonna cut it (literally :icon_rofl: ) I started lawn tractor shopping on craigslist and found this bad boy: It's a 1985 John Deere 216 garden tractor. It has a 16HP Single cylinder all cast iron...
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    94 Crown Vic Alternator Overvoltage + many codes

    So my parent's 94 Grand Marquis has been driving weird lately. It would randomly buck and jerk sometimes while driving. Yesterday it kept stalling but my mom was finally able to coax it home. I went out there today and it started up just fine, but started running rough after a few minutes. I...
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    Pulled the turbo ranger out of storage...

    Pulled the turbo ranger out of storage... Now with Pictures! I've had my ranger in storage for the past 3 months seeing as how I just painted it last summer. It warmed up the past few days and melted all the crap off the roads then it rained a 1/2" yesterday which really cleaned the roads up...
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    Are 92-94 3.0s bank fire or sequential FI?

    So I was studying my old ranger EVTM's while creating a 2.9 to 3.0 swap computer pinout chart and noticed that the 92 3.0 computer has an individual output for each fuel injector, while the 2.9, EEC-IV 2.3 and EEC-IV 4.0 are bank firing with 3 injectors on each bank. I know the EEC-IV 3.0...
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    It's Official: I'm joining the 3.0 side in the 2.9 / 3.0 debate!

    I got a chance to work on a 93 supercab 2wd 3.0 A4LD this week. This is the first 3.0 ranger I've had experience with. Comparing it to my 90 regular cab 2.9 auto (currently broken), both with 3.45 rear ends, I must say the 3.0 feels more powerful and definately accelerates faster. That makes...
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    Wow!

    So my aunt dropped off her 1993 Ranger last weekend for me to replace the shackles. It turns out the shackle mounts were nothing but mounds of rust, the shackles were nowhere to be found, and the leaf springs were coming up through the floor of bed! :shok: :shok: :shok: :shok: :shok: Besides...


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