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  1. only running with it floored

    this poor ranger... i've always wanted a little pup truck to put around in. i haven't a real need for my fullsize truck, i decided to downsize. i bought truck not running from a relative. i've gotta admit i lost a bit of respect for this man after this. said it only needed a flywheel and...
  2. 1987 2.3l lean/rough

    Hi all, My 2.3 suddenly lost power (didn't quit) here a few days ago. Dist was worn inside on contacts, replaced. New plugs and wires as well. Confirmed spark on all 4 cylinders. Checked pulse on injectors 1, 2 and 3, electrical good there. New low and high pressure pumps, confirmed they work...
  3. 1993 2.3L with codes 224 & 513

    Need some advice on how to go about fixing this issue. I am getting codes 116 & 114 also but I think that is due to checking while the engine was cold. Getting code 998 as well which I think means the truck is running in default mode. Truck started cranking sluggish and if it is REALLY cold...
  4. 87 2.3 5sp 4x2 random acceleration

    Hi gang! Years ago you all helped me get this little 87 2.3 5sp 4x2 with the pcm issue running again which has now been problem free for over 10 years. TYVM! But now I call on you once again with a troublesome little problem. In the last few days I've experienced a new issue. Random...
  5. 1993 to 2002

    I've looked and looked but I can't find a definitive answer. Here's what I have, 1993 ranger 2.3 auto 84k motor and tranny are perfect, 2002 Ranger XLT 2.5. 150k I'm told the 2002 needs a intake valve.. the guy I bought it from started taking the motor apart and gave up, picked it up for $200...
  6. INFO: 2004 B3000 to 2.3 Engine swap

    I recently put a 2.3l engine in a 2004 mazda b3000. Since there isn't really info available online on how to do this or if it's even possible, I decided to write a post on it. This could even be used as a tech article. The Vehicle 2004 b3000 with sport package (torsion bar suspension). Manual...
  7. Grinds into 4th clutch still disengaged

    Hi everyone, first post here, new to rangers. I have a 1997 Ranger 2.3. It's a manual 2WD. I am having issues with shifting into 4th gear. With the clutch still in/disengaged I get a loud grind/screech when shifting into 4th. The car shifts smoothly into 4th when i let out the clutch. The grind...
  8. Fuel injectors not firing

    Good evening, TRS. Haven't posted much here, so I apologize if I do anything wrong. What I've got: 1994 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5spd What the problem is: Fuel injectors are not firing. What I know: I have 12 volts at the hot wire(s), but the ground pulse isn't coming through. If I ground them manually...
  9. 94 Ford Ranger 2.3 Cranks but no start

    As tile said I got a 94 Ranger It will turn over fine but won't start >Timing is correct >spark plugs are new Bosch >New plug wires >New coil packs >New CPS >MAF is original but works fine >New fuel Pump and filter >New fuel pump and ecm relays >Tps is within specs >New ICV >Rebuilt engine...
  10. [Help]'97 Mazda B2300 fluctuating oil pressure

    I have a 1997 Mazda B2300 that has made a slight ticking noise on occasion for a while now. Previously this noise was very rare and I usually took it as an indication that I needed to change oil (usually only happening around the 4k mile mark.) Recently my gauge has started becoming "wobbly"...
  11. 2.3 Stalling Idle

    I have a 97 Ford Ranger with the 2.3 and manual trans. Whenever I go to stop at any time the motor starts to stall and tries to idle at around 400 to 500 rpm's then jumps back up. It also has trouble shifting back into gear if I pull it out of gear at a dead stop, with the clutch still pressed...
  12. BruceG

    1997 2.3 hydraulic lash adjusters

    Hi there everyone! I have a 2.3. I had the head almost apart. It's a reman Spartan head. The lash adjusters won't come out. Does anyone know if Spartan loctite these in? It's the only thing I can come up with. Thank you in advance
  13. BruceG

    1997 ford ranger 2.3 won't start

    First I want to say I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. My wife and I just finished rebuilding the engine in this truck. It's a 2.3, everything went smooth. New motorcraft coil packs, ngk plug wires, ngk plugs and new injectors. Timing is dead on.. All marks line up perfectly. Plug...
  14. BruceG

    1997 2.3 pit in number 1 cylinder

    I recently bought a 1997 ford ranger 2.3 5 spd. It had the symptoms of a blowed head gasket. After pulling the head it was revealed that number 1 piston had melted on right side to 2nd ring. Aluminum was stuck to cylinder. I had it bored .020 over, after getting block back , I found a pit where...
  15. 96 2.3 2wd 5 speed timing or misfire

    Awhile back I was coming home and lost power and seemed to be misfiring and blowing gas from the pipe. It threw a p0340 code. It was out of time. Put new timing belt on and got back in time. Still wont hold an idle, hard to start, runs rough and shakes like a beast. Changed the cam sensor...
  16. Vmaximus

    Swap

    I have a 94 and a 96 Ranger both with 2.3's. The salvage yard has a 2.5 that I can overhaul and swap out quickly. Will the accessories bolt right on to this engine? Also will the ECU run this engine just as good as the 2.3? I need to get info on the 4 cyl engines as I never fooled with them...
  17. RPMs drops while driving cruising speeds

    No codes, yet. Doesn't store between starts. While driving in 3rd gear or 4th for a period of time the Cluster will show RPM's drop by 1k to 1.5k ability to maintain speed isn't altered. No other notice of issue until come to complete stop. At complete stop the RPMs settle at just below...
  18. Dprocks100

    manifold/catalytic converter flange seal?

    This is my last major problem getting my truck back together. No matter what position I put the manifold and cat flange together at, it leaks. There is no gasket that I know of that goes between the two. any one have any tips on sealing this? The guy at the parts store told me to try copper RTV...
  19. And She is down again...

    My 1992 2.3 hasn't been short of problems, But now she doesn't even wanna start. When you turn the key to fire the engine its pulls power but then just clicks, no attempt to start. battery is good, all fuses are good. It can be push started. But once running its runs really poorly. Idea...
  20. Dprocks100

    2.3 to 4.0 dash harness

    Swapping in a 4.0 to my 91 2.3 ranger. My question is if the dash harness connector (big white connector) is the same on all engines for my year or if the 2.9 and 4.0 differ from my 2.3 on the dash side. I can find that the 2.9 and 4.0 interchange but not solid info on the 2.3. I assume it does...


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