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  1. RustRatz

    2.3L ('83-'97) Crank, No Start.

    Still don’t have spark after checking all fuses and grounds, replacing dis module, battery, coil packs, crankshaft positioning sensor and spark plugs…. Not sure what else to do with it. Any ideas?
  2. RustRatz

    2.3L ('83-'97) Snapped Harmonic Balancer

    I have no idea how I did this, but while removing the harmonic balancer, it snapped in two pieces. One piece is still on the crankshaft, and the other fell off into my hand. Any ideas on how to remove the rest of it? 1992 Ford Ranger 2.3
  3. 1992 2.3l Cam and valvetrain

    Has anyone done the 95+ rocker arm upgrade on a bone stock older 2.3? Im curious about piston to valve clearance, and if the 2.3l and 2.5l motors were the same rocker arm. I gotta tear it down soon to swap the lifters, so im contemplating this mod while im in there. Thanks for all help!
  4. stamina

    2.3L ('83-'97) oil passage hex plugs torque spec ?

    there are, so far, 6 oil passage threaded hex plugs in the block and head, the 2 in the head are a bit smaller, 1 in the front and 1 in the back, and the block has 2 at the back left, next to the crank and 2 on the front in between the oil pump and crank sprocket, my question is since i am...
  5. TexasDuck66

    2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3L and 2.8L Spline differences

    Hey there, I've got an 83' Ranger 2.3L 4x4 with a TK4. I finally found a TK5 transmission with a 4WD tailshaft housing that's in really good shape. Only difference is, it's meant for a V6. I know the bellhousing bolt patterns are different but the TK4 bellhousing is interchangeable with this...
  6. TexasDuck66

    2.3L ('83-'97) Carburetor swap

    Hey there, I've got an 83' Ranger 4x4 with the 2.3L equipped with a 1 Barrel Carb. I don't mind the Carter YFA but the vacuum system is a mess and I'd really like to swap to a Holley 350 Two Barrel into the truck. It came from California and I've removed the smog pump. I'd like to remove all...
  7. 2.3L ('83-'97) Help

    Can somebody tell me what this is. I took out my glove box and seen that this was corroded and I have no idea what this is. Do I need to replace this or could I just clean it up with a wire brush?
  8. 2.3L ('02-'11) 04+ intake manifold on 02 Duratec?

    Hey y'all, new here, need to find an answer to something I can't seem to find anywhere else. Is it possible to swap the newer intake manifold from the 2004-2011 2.3 Duratecs onto the older 2002 Duratec? My swirl flaps are pretty chattery and the plug on the front fell out last week so now it...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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