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  1. 2.3L ('83-'97) CEL from lack of EGR

    Wondering if anyone can help me with this: I swapped a 5 speed into my 93 long bed 2.3 ranger, and along with the swap I put in a ECU from a 93 or 94 5 speed truck. I believe my ranger never came with EGR because I don't see any wiring, and I'm missing all the EGR parts. A couple people on this...
  2. I992 Ranger 2.3 So Hot & big loss of power

    Hello everyone I am so stressed out I need help with this before I lose my job. 92 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3. It started acting like it was going to die when idling and had a pretty strong exhaust smell coming up in the truck if the doors were open, also when I would turn it off the passenger side...
  3. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3 Bad Gas Milage

    So I bought this 2.3 2wd long bed ranger over a year ago with the intent of putting a lot of highway miles on it. I spend the winter swapping the transmission to a 5 speed and now that its on the road this summer i’m noticing it gets really bad gas milage. I get about 18 mpg in the city and 18...
  4. 2.3L ('83-'97) Clutch Bleeding Issues After Transmission Swap

    I have posted here about this swap before and have narrowed my issues down to the clutch hydraulics. To recap, I swapped my 1993 2.3 2wd ranger from an a4ld automatic to a m5od-r1 manual transmission. At this point, I have dropped the transmission 3 times trying to narrow down the issues. I have...
  5. 1992redranger

    Thoughts on Centric, Durago, other...? Rotor & Brake Pad Kits?

    Hey team! I want to start off this post by first saying that several of the wheel studs on my front rotors (1992 Ranger, 2WD) are bad. 😅 Since I don't want my wheels to fall off, I was thinking of replacing the rotors (and maybe brake pads, too?) and was looking on RockAuto to see what was...
  6. 1992redranger

    2.3L ('83-'97) Need to replace my 1992 Ranger engine: 2.3 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed, floor shifter

    Hello! It's my first time to the forum :) I need to replace the engine on my newly-acquired 1992 Ford Ranger: 2.3 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed, floor shifter. When looking for replacement (used) engines, do I have to match all these specs (1992, 2.3 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed, floor shifter) or can...
  7. FordManNeverBoredMan

    Hi my name is Steve and I'm addicted to fixing up neglected Fords

    Im building kind of a sleeper little DD Ranger. I buy older and low and eventually sell high but for now its just a fun little run around truck. I have quite a bit of experience in the DIY vehicle customization scene, buying and flipping, im very mechanically inclined- especially thanks to...
  8. 2.3L ('83-'97) Maybe someone can point me in the right direction

    Hi new to the site but have used this in the past to help figure out some things. I’ve got a 90 ranger, 2.3 manual and I’ve got an issue I can’t seem to pin point. It doesn’t happen all the time or at certain times but usually in 4/5 gear at anything over 3000rpms it’s seems to bog down(that’s...
  9. 2.3L ('83-'97) CEL Code 222 and Partial No Spark Issue

    Hey Folks! I been lurking for a couple months. I bought a 94 Ranger 2WD manual 2.3 just recently. It has ONLY 94k miles! It didn't run great when I bought it, but I've gotten it seemingly smoothed out quite a bit with some basic maintenance. (plugs + wires, trans oil, diff oil, O2 sensor...
  10. Catalytic converter

    Anybody have any experience/tips or tricks cleaning them? Thinking about taking it off and maybe soaking and pressure washing it. I have a some minimal experience working on my own truck but am no mechanic. I just dumped a good bit of money into my ranger with a good ol’ boy mechanic just to...
  11. basaraski

    1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 Crankshaft Sensor

    So I bought this truck over a year ago. Wiring was a mess when I got it. Looks like a rats nest. The truck started stuttering a couple months ago, and completely died the other day. Signs point to the Crank sensor. It'll start, run like crap, and then stumble and stall. I have a question about...
  12. 2.3L ('83-'97) ‘88 OBD1 into ‘97 Ranger swap

    Hello everyone I’m new to the site but I’ve been checking it out here & there for the last couple of months. I recently acquired a 1997 (2.3, 2wd, XL) Ranger from my brother who can no longer drive due to unfortunate circumstances and the other day I blew a hole out of the engine block...
  13. 2.3L ('83-'97) Help 89 2.3 lose of power idles fine

    Alright so I replaced the fuel filter spark plugs wires egr valve exhaust manifold and the thing was going fine until I took it on a 2 hour trip it doesn't stall out when idling but now that I'm driving around town it wants to die at low rpms but if I stomp on the gas and get it up around 2 rpms...
  14. What parts to change before installing salvage motor?

    Just had a 1995 2.3 engine delivered for my 96 ranger, engine has 119k on it. So far I’ve ordered spark plugs, wires, timing belt and tensioner, water pump, and valve cover gasket. Some have mentioned doing a head gasket and crankshaft position sensor while it’s out, compression test good on all...
  15. Tips on buying a junkyard motor

    Decided after finding my ranger 2.3 had a cracked block I would swap the motor, it wasn’t very hard to pull so I’m willing to drop another one in. Obviously I can’t hear the motors run before I buy them and most have over 150k in them, what are things to look for? I was going to change the...
  16. 1986 Ranger 2.3 wont start.

    86 2.3l will crank but not fire. I bought this truck from a guy that states "the fuel pump relay went out" replaced the relay and it still wont fire. I have jumped the inertia switch for GP. Here is my current status: Ignition on: no fuel pump prime. however, 12v power applied directly to the...
  17. Hypothetically taking a 2.3L back in time.

    Lets say someone wanted to take a 93' 2.3L back to a 2-barrel Weber carb and a Distributor. What steps would need to be taken to accomplish this?
  18. kwatson72

    1995 2.3 Ranger supercab 5 speed 2WD guy from Eastern Washington state

    Hello everyone. I am a new owner of a 1995 2.3 2WD 5 speed Ranger Super cab. bought from a dealer fairly cheap, but needs more work than I thought. I plan on making this my daily driver. My 2011 RAM has 164k miles and is killing me in gas. Really like this little Ranger, but I have to pull...
  19. HELP, I want to lift my 1986 2WD Ranger w/ Manual Steering

    So here’s my dilemma. I own a 1986 Ford Ranger with the 2.3l and 5spd manual. I want to put a cheapo rough country lift for aesthetic purposes and maybe do some beach cruising. However, my truck has manual steering which RC says will not work with their kit because P/S and M/S have different...
  20. I want to lift my ‘86 2wd w/ Manual Steering HELP

    So here’s my dilemma. I own a 1986 Ford Ranger with the 2.3l and 5spd manual. I want to put a cheapo rough country lift for aesthetic purposes and maybe do some beach cruising. However, my truck has manual steering which RC says will not work with their kit because P/S and M/S have different...


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