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  1. SOS Who sells radiators for ranger/mitsubishi 2.3?

    Hi,i just bought a 1986 Ford Ranger Diesel 4wd and love it! But today i discovered a major leak in the top assembly of the radiator.i called oreillys and bought a new one.Turns out the radiator i received was for a Perkins 2.2 diesel,not a Mitsubishi 2.3 diesel. I called oreillys and they...
  2. Map Sensor or Not????

    I have looked all over online and all over this sight. I have a 91 Ranger 2wd with a 8 plug 2.3 engine. Some people say that this sensor exists on the passenger firewall and have picks... I have looked over and over this whole truck and it is NOT there but people swear it should have one even...
  3. Mechanical Guage Install Help

    So i picked up a triple set of mechanical gauges for my 91 ranger 2wd, 8 plug, 2.3. I have water, oil, and volts but i am stumped on where to plum and wire them in. The temp sensor i was just going to T off of the ECT location but if that messed with the computer i will just T it off a heater...
  4. bourcier700

    Catalytic Converter Swap Question

    Just bought a 1997 4.0 ranger, while fixing an exhaust leak I found that both converters are leaking/have holes. I have a parts truck that is a 1995 2.3 with good converter on it, my question is can I use that converter on the 4.0 or are they different any help or advice would be awesome.
  5. 88 2.3 timing issue

    i have an 88 2.3 5 speed ext cab ranger and im having a timing issue. Problems: its seems to idle abit high around 950-1000 anything after about 1/4 throttle the engine just bogs out and looses all power i can only get up to about 55mph or 65 mph on a good day or down hill:D im sucking gas...
  6. 2.3L Catalytic Converter Gasket

    This is my first post, so if i put this in the wrong place, my bad. (:icon_confused:) MY exhaust is leaking and sounds like an airplane going down the road. I have located the leak to be the front-most gasket on the catalytic converter. My Chilton book doesn't enlighten on if there is anything...
  7. 2.3 help!!!

    First time posting on here and new to the forums. sorry this will be abit lengthy Bought a 1988 ford ranger 2.3 5 spd about a year ago (from a quite shady guy now that i think about it) with a promise that only the timing belt had snapped. one long list of parts and more money than i ever...
  8. 1989 Ranger 2.3 distributor-less to distributor ignition?

    Hello Im new here, my name is Matthew. Well I have bought my first 1989 Ranger 2.3l 4x4 xlt, $450 on Craigslist no motor, it originally had the distributor-less ignition (8 plug head). Well I have a 1988 Mustang 2.3, only problem is it is distributor instead of the distributor-less. I have been...
  9. all bad after timing belt broke Help!

    ok guys, i am by no means an amateur mechanic, but i am clearly missing something here. i have a 97 ranger 2.3 in my garage that belongs to my sister, it broke the timing belt while she was driving. she had it to several garages but no one could get it to run again, so figuring they just...
  10. looking for turbo info

    hey guys i have a 97 ranger 2.3 5speed im wanting to either boost it or do a turbo coupe swap im just looking for some info pros and cons from someone who has experience with the different options any and all advice will be greatly appreciated
  11. 1991 2.3L - Failed emissions test terribly.

    Hey everyone, I picked up a 1991 Ranger with the 2.3L I4 a while back. Shortly after getting it home we realized it had a blown head gasket. We pulled the engine apart and replaced the head gasket along with a whole assortment of other components while we were at it. When we were finally...
  12. need help! donno what els to do...

    To start off . I have put a new fuel pump about a year ago. Filters , coils,dpfe, coolant temp sensors, o2 sensors ,tps sensor, plugs wires , its a 96 ranger 2.3 has a 97 engine in it. The problem has been happening sine the factory engine. I deliver car parts out of It, I drive it 9 hours a...
  13. 2.3 turbo dual coil?

    i have a 95 ranger with a 2.3 daul coil pack motor ive looked up alot on turboing it but everything ive seen is a motor swap is there a way 2 turbo this motor with no swap? if so does anyone make a kit?
  14. 94 Ranger Performance Help

    Would like to add a few things here and there to add some HP, nothing huge now, hopefully can get a turbo in the near future. any suggestions? 2.3 engine
  15. nickoroniper

    Using Crankcase Pressure for forced induction!

    Im running 2.3 roller motor, carb(2100), duraspark. Ive used the same set up for 15yrs.(different motors) At somepoint, my pcv valve hose was moved to a spacer under the carb. I recently rebuilt the carb after 10yrs of questionable reliability, having trouble adjusting my timing, idle, mixture...
  16. 1996 2.3 Timing trouble

    I am changing the timing belt on my 2.3 and am having trouble lining the timing marks up. They were lined up when I took the belt off, but I accidentally moved the truck while it was in gear just a hair (I know it should have been in neutral, I've already face palmed because of this). I can...
  17. Swapping a 3.0L into my 99 Ranger

    Hey All- I'm a total Noob here. I've already found some GREAT information on past articles and the Tech Library which has helped me so far. I recently bought a '99 with a 2.3L I4 manual which is great for cruising around the city, but it's just lacking. I found a good deal on a 99 V6 3.0L...
  18. 2.9 to 2.3 swap

    Whats up guys, new to the forum here. Ive got a 1989 Ranger 2WD with the 2.9 auto in it and realized that after noticing some smoke and some investigation that doing another 2.9 is a waste of time. So after aquiring a 1990 Ranger 2WD 2.3 with a stickshift, I noticed the 89 is in overall better...
  19. kamshaft

    2.3 turbo swap!?!

    alright guys i have a 93 ranger 2.3 5 speed and an 87 Merker xr4ti motor 2.3 turbo has any one actually done this particular swap? i have a t5 belhousing but was planning to use the stock tranny in the ranger for now. ive been doing alot n i mean ALOT of reading about this and from what i see it...
  20. Dumbfounded. Engine Light Issues

    I have a 2003 Ranger 2.3l manual trans. I cannot keep the check engine light off. I have already done the cheap/easy stuff. I cleaned the MAF etc., I also checked for vacuum leaks... none. Since my scanner can only give me freeze frame data, no live data. I cleared the code and found that...


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