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  1. Rangstang

    Please help diagnose 03 Ranger 2.3L knock with video

    Hi guys, I purchased the truck with this issue, so only thing I've got is what the previous owner told me. He said that it just "happened" on the way to work and he had it towed to his friend's shop who suspected a bad oil pump. I've checked oil level and verified no continuity at the oil...
  2. 83 2.3 4-speed clutch problems

    According to my haynes manual 83 and 84 rangers are different when it comes to clutches. So this is for people who own/have owned or just know for certain... I think my clutch has gone out but i dont know for sure so i was hoping someone could help... Problem: ignition is off and I can put it...
  3. 1985 2.3L Compression check

    The sticky thread at the beginning of this forum does not provide the nominal compression for this engine. Just tested mine with the following results Dry Test Cyl = PSI 1=165 2=160 3=158 4=175 Wet Test Cyl = PSI 1=260 2=270 3=265 4=250 I need some specs to tell me if these are in range...
  4. Looking at putting a turbo on my truck curious about options

    Recently I decided I wanted to turbo my 2.3l 2001 ranger (DOHC) I saw the article about using an 87-88 T-Bird turbo and that looked looked good to me. after seeing some of the kits their price looked good to me. I understand unless I upgrade more of the engine I will need to run low boost. Any...
  5. Crankshaft sensor bracket help please!!

    Earlier today I tried changing my timing belt on my 93 2wd 2.3. Everything went well until after removing the crank pulley, I couldn't get the washer behind the crank pulley (belt guide?) to slide off because the bracket holding the crank sensor was in the way. I removed 3 screws (1 10mm head...
  6. 2.3 oil leak

    Ok here is the problem I hope I can get some help on. I have a 1988 ranger with a 1990 mustang 2.3 in it (converted to run carburetor). It runs very well and has been a fun ongoing project for me and my father in law. After we did the engine swap the engine began to leak oil. We recently...
  7. Making my '83 2.3Lima dumb - Help!

    Hey all. I scored an '83 2.3Lima 4WD a week or so ago. Was told it had a bad HG, but there was ZERO oil/coolant contamination. Oil was just dirty, no shavings from what I could see. I got the thing running, and it would run at higher rpms (2-4k), but at low rpms it would shudder and buck like...
  8. my 89 ranger build

    My 1989 ranger project Purchased the truck off a old disabled man in south Phoenix , az for 900$. It has around 84k original miles Clean title all that good stuff haha. Here's the truck how I bought it; As soon as it got home I started by taking the whole grill assembly and headlight trim...
  9. ranger not wanting to fire , I have questions

    My ranger started runing like crap and now it won't start I need help because I do not know much about this truck but I want to get it going again for cheap $$$
  10. Dprocks100

    EGR connection with aftermarket cone filter?

    K I've searched this for weeks, and I can't find my answer. I have a 2.3L 1991 2wd and I have put on a aftermarket cone air filter. I currently don't have my EGR connected, and I passed emissions (live in Utah) and it doesn't throw a CEL. In my reading of the EGR, I have decided that I want it...
  11. 2.0 to a 2.3

    I apologize if i'm posting this in the wrong place! ive never been apart of a forum! Im just needing to know how and what i need to swap an engine. The truck is a 86 mazda b2000 (2.0) 5 speed is there any ford motors that will bolt up easily without alot of work to it? i really dont want to...
  12. What else can i do to my 95 2.3 to restore power?

    So ive done the normal tune up, plugs wires, pcv, air filter, oil oil fillter, . its an extended cab, it just seems like it doesnt have to power it should, idk maybe thats just the way these 2.3's are haha. Also it seems to be faster went you first start it up (before it reaches operating...
  13. NebrRex

    94 power increase

    I recently acquired a "94 Ranger, 2.3, 5 SPD., 3.45 plain Jane no power anything gutless wonder. I do like the gas mileage but not the the lack of power. So I am planning on a head, intake and cam swap this spring. This will include a milled and ported head and some cat back exhaust work. I...
  14. Need more power outta 2.3

    I have a 96 ranger stick shift 2wd with a 2.3. What's the best way to give my truck a little bigger balls. I know the obvious answer is a 302 swap but this is my only vehicle ATM so this isn't am option. And my pockets aren't very deep. Not looking to hit the autobahn or pull a horse trailer...
  15. Rod Knock

    I got an 1985 Ranger 2.3 and its got a knock it, its sounds like a rod knocking, it gets worse when you give it gas, was wondering was there anyway to make it quit other then a rebuild.
  16. ran out of gas and had fuel problems since

    I ran outta gas the other day. put gas in it and it would start after about a min of leave the key on. fuel pump wouldnt shut off after 2-3 sec. replaced the filter. After i put a new fp relay it ran fine for a few hours then went back to wanting to stall. it will not crank unless i leave the...
  17. MASSIVE coolant leak, help!

    Ok so i just got done doing an engine swap on my 91 ranger 2.3 and she runs beautifully, however it pissed out almost all my coolant in the minute that i let it run, i believe i've found the leak, its a canister next to my oil filter, i have no idea what to call it or how to fix it, but i have a...
  18. Dprocks100

    91 2.3 timing belt trouble

    ok so today i decided to change my timing belt. lined everything up, loosened the tensioner and went to pull the belt off. my dumb a** friend told me i didnt need to take of the crankshaft pulley to do it. found out i had to take it of. tried for a few hours to get the beast off and couldnt do...
  19. What is this? 1991 Ranger

    Ok so I'm working on rebuilding my "new" 91 Ranger 4cyl, it was a California truck and I'm finding a few wierd things on there, lots of empty hose attachements, etc- I just got the truck and I know I didn't remove any of it, when I got it it ran, but had an awful engine noise, hence why I'm...
  20. 96 2.3 stumble on acceleration

    I have a 96 2.3 auto with about 200,000 miles on it. Last week I did a timing belt, crank seals, cleaned the crank sensor (oil leak), spark plugs and coils (I removed the intake and throttle and cleaned both. I also cleaned the maf sensor. Since then I have had more problems. It is now having...


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