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  1. ludicrouspeed69

    Bellhousing Bolt Patterns for 2.3 and 3.0 M5OD Transmissions: Dimensioned!

    I spent a lot of time looking for dimensioned drawings or CAD models of the transmission bolt patterns (for reasons). None existed as far as I could tell. I tried perspective flattening, tracing, and scaling images from google, but was having a hard time trusting them. Finally I had the...
  2. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3 cylinder head replacement options

    I got an 88 ranger 2.3 I'm trying to fix Heads cracked 4 plug 2.3s are getting harder to find I can buy a rebuild for 7-8 hundred I can get a new bare head for 400, using that and the parts for the old one I imagine I can have it rebuilt. I'm also looking at alternatives. An 8 plug head from 89...
  3. stamina

    2.3L ('83-'97) want to run carb and dizzwop setup on 88 ranger block/head in 1990 ranger

    i have a 1988 ranger 2.3 4 cylinder block + head + accessories, and i want to run as close to the latest model carbed versions of the 2.3 engine (2bbl carb whatever) as possible, i want to use an original ford 2.3 aluminum intake made for a carb. which vehicles have the carbs and intakes i need...
  4. stamina

    2.3L ('83-'97) is it possible to keep a/c box with 2.3 turbocoupe/SVO engine in 1990 ranger engine bay

    is it possible to keep a/c box with a 2.3 turbo engine in a ranger engine bay? or does the evaporator box need to be swapped out for the NON AC box
  5. stamina

    2.3L ('83-'97) late model dual plug ranger head on 88 ranger block/pistons/bottom end

    i bought an engine transmission xcase combo on facebook this weekend for $150 which consisted of a 2.3 fully dressed engine, a 4x4 2.3 M5OD, and a BW 13-50. all of which was the original drive train of a 1988 ranger which had EFI, a dizzwop, single plug head, and the wild accessory brackets. im...
  6. TimWick

    2.3L ('83-'97) 1988 XLT Carb Swap Questions

    Hey all, Recently got my hands on a 2.3 that’s currently fuel injected but the engine wiring harness is toasted. Edward scissor hands got into the engine bay and went to town. Currently piecing together the conversion for carb based off posts here and other places. Here’s what I have so far...
  7. 97 Ranger Turbo Help

    Okay so to start off I’ve scoured this forum and have found a lot of helpful information but I’m still unsure of what the best route would be so I have a couple options. I have a 97 2.3 xlt 5 speed that I’m looking to turbo and daily drive. Obviously the easy way is to swap a turbo motor/ecu in...
  8. 2.3L ('83-'97) Engine rebuild camshaft rattling noise

    I've got a head from a 1996 2.3 ranger and i have the cam out and I'm trying to figure out why it is making the noise it is. There is some kind of rod going through the center of the cam that shakes back and forth and I'm not sure if it's normal or not. If anyone knows anything about this I'd...
  9. 2.3L ('83-'97) Throttle Body Gasket Kit

    Anyone able to point me in the direction of the correct kit for this throttle body? What I received does not appear to have the proper Throttle Control Shaft seals. Thank you in advance. 1992 Ford Ranger XLT Regular Cab 2.3L- Manual
  10. What’s going on here? AC or not

    88 Ranger 2.3L When I purchased this truck the previous owner told me it never had AC. But from what I understand it seems like it did at one point. Did someone rip out a bunch of components and alter things? Can anyone confirm for me and maybe tell me if I have options of getting AC back again...
  11. ISO HELP 1996 Mazda b2300

    I am pretty mechanically inclined so usually I’m able to figure stuff out on my own not this. What happened is I was driving home from work I was in 4th gear let off the gas for a corner then went to give it more and I had no power. Mind you I had music going I turned it down and it had a rough...
  12. RustRatz

    2.3L ('83-'97) Difference in Computers

    So I’ve got a 1993 2.3 in my 1992 ranger, and I’ve deleted the EGR. Will I have to go into the computer and tune it so it idles better? It still is reading for EGR stuff, but it’s deleted. Also, I have an o2 sensor but can’t find the wiring to it. Will I need to either tune it so it doesn’t...
  13. RustRatz

    2.3L ('83-'97) Still dealing with a loud popping while attempting to crank over

    I honestly have no idea with this truck. Replaced a ton of parts it could’ve been, but none of them solved it. Any ideas? 1992 Ford Ranger 2.3 5 speed Replaced ignition control module, crank sensor, plugs, etc
  14. 2.0L ('83-'88) 2.0 carbed to 2.3 efi help

    Hey there, my 2.0 block decided to blow up recently. Finding a new to me 2.0 block in my area is proving to be near impossible. There is however an early 80’s ranger with a 2.3 efi at a junkyard here where I can get the whole motor for cheap. I’m hoping someone can tell me where to look for a...
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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