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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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