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  1. stsalvage

    1988 Ranger 2.9 to 1992 Explorer 4.0 SWAP Write-up

    My one question is why not just swap all the harness over to your older truck take the motor and swap it over. But I had a friend of mine do it the easy way find your self a 1988-92 ford ranger frame and do a frame swap cus all the frames are made to take the 2.9--4.0 and you just swap the all...
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    Found a unicorn

    I must be the only one that been finding the really hard ones to find. I just found a 1991 Eddie Bourne edition Its a 4x4 5 speed with auto hubs. Its a really nice looking truck I had the manual sunroof for a matter of fact I hate sunroofs. Pay 900 for it but the one thing it had was the...
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    '91 Explorer will not idle during inital startup.

    I was talking to a guy that told me If your having all sorts of problem time to check the power control module the thing on the core support next to the battery
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    Just finished installing my Engine and trans got it all back together newly rebuilt heads new...

    Just finished installing my Engine and trans got it all back together newly rebuilt heads new gaskets pained the motor It turned out Really nice
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    Starting a collection

    own them all Now that's why I say I have a lot of crap sooner or later I will have to let most of it go it was a stepping stone when I was in my 20--my late 30's Same goes for my old BMX 24 BMX bikes. I was a collector. Now at age 50 I'm just wanting a simple life with less stuff
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    Ranger 1988 auto to manual swap

    I'm looking at a 1989 ford ranger XLT extened cab I have the same problem. I hate auto's I'm a stick man.Fround a really nice 2 wheel drive 2.3 with a bad auto in it for 500.00 body is is super same interior is in super shape plus its on none DMV opt. But i live in Calif I have a 1996 ford...
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    1991 Ranger no start

    These are most of the parts that will keep your truck from running
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    94 4.0 dies with any amount of throttle

    2.9 and the 3.0 and the 4.0 use the same Cat
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    94 4.0 dies with any amount of throttle

    that's the aftermarket one this is the factory one
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    94 4.0 dies with any amount of throttle

    Or it could be this bad boy most of the time it's not
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    94 4.0 dies with any amount of throttle

    this is some of the parts i be chacking
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    94 4.0 dies with any amount of throttle

    I be checking to see if all your injectors are firing. I bought a 1990 ford ranger guy put in a brand new engine long block He went overboard about putting new parts everywhere the one part he did not change was the injectors. I found out that nb# 2-3 Pistons are on the upswing of the crank and...
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    Engine Compatibility

    My 1991 blow up before i got it The shop that did mine got one out of a 1997 ford explorer with only 19,000 on it it was brand new But it had EGR and a Nox sensor He took a freeze plug and taped it in to place to cover the hole and changed all my stuff over to the 1997 best running engine I've...
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    How to build a 4.0 OHV for power, some limits and tips...

    I've found out the pinging when you take a hill is because of Octane I ran 87 in mine at fist but it hated the 87 now I run the 89 much better less pings. I know it would run better on 91 But I'm not that rich.
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    Check engine light

    what is the date stamp on the door if yours is a June of 1995 you have a 1996 and that POS is a pile with the OBD2 To many bugs to many check engine lights but if you have the 1994 dash without the airbags then you are ok.
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    Which Ranger should I buy?

    ON the true Rangers that have survived. 1983--1987 will never make it in a Smog State So the second-gen Rangers from 1990--1994 that had the 4.0 and the none 2.9 engine and the none Air bag trucks. Most of the trucks I've had any goodness from are from the 1989--94 Cus in 195 the EGR valve...
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    Which Ranger should I buy?

    I got a question when was the last time you drove a 100 HP 1984--1999 2.3 with 8 spark plugs I will day if your like getting your jolly's off praying if you can climb a steep hill without going more then 5 miles per hour You can mcloveen all you want on the 2.3 to me the 4.0 Is the only choice...
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    1996 ford ranger 2.3 Clutch and brake pedal are locked together

    It worked 6 months ago fine could the brake booster Be bad and the rode that gose to the brake pedal might not be decompressing Making the Clutch pedal and brake pedal act as one
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    Being Prepared in an older RBV

    Most people think you're crazy for having one but a satellite phone Ya they cost But if you get hurt and you put a 911 call out on it Media vac Helicopter Finds you in 45 mins 1 hour Depending on how far you on in the backcountry. Think like Macgyver Always pack like it's the end of the world...
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    Bad Vibration/Noise

    I had the same problem in my 1991 ford ranger 4.0 5 speed it started happening I bought 1990 4.0 with an automatic I uses the rear half of the drive shaft cus there the same for standard and auto and it fixed it its smooth as ever