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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 88 2.3 ranger wont stay running!! help

    My friends 88 2.3 used to not want to start after driving.(after operating temp) if you would let it sit later it would be fine, fire up and get you home. Then it decided it wouldnt run, i noticed the pump in the tank was not kicking on, so we replaced the relay, would not start. put a new pump...
  7. PVC valve location. NEED HELP!

    I've looked on all the threads i could find but none of them seem to get me even close. I need to find the PCV valve on my 2007 2.3L I4. PICTURES WOULD BE BEST. But if you have a really detailed description it might help too. I've looked all over this engine and I can't seem to find the damn...
  8. Turns over, won't catch

    Hello all, The title says it all. Over the course of the past month or so, my Ranger has slowly turned itself into a giant paper weight. It started with a high/rough idle. It would start up very high on startup (cold only), and quickly drop to a more normal rpm. I don't have a tach, so...
  9. V-8 Conversion help?!

    I have a '94 Ranger XLT ext cab with a 2.3L manual 5-speed that I am wanting to convert to a 302 w/AOD. Any suggestions, hints, tips, etc... would be greatly appreciated! :icon_hornsup:
  10. lethal-threat-b288

    1993 2.3 splash won't crank

    so my dad got a splash and it won't run unless I spray starting fluid in the intake hose, it stoped running one day and I put a new fuel pump, filter in it after i thought it was that and turned out that the old pump's float and filter had broken. So i cleaned the tank out and put it back...
  11. lethal-threat-b288

    2.3 to 4.0 sohc or 4.0ohv

    so my 2.3 is running shitty:pissedoff:and i wanna do a little of this:3gears:, so what should i go with to be the most simple bolt/plug&play way to go? 4.0sohc or ohv?
  12. kurama49

    96 Ranger build pre-runnin on a budget!

    Hey guys! welcome to the new thread. Well, as I've been saying in my other thread i would be getting a new ranger. Well i did! Its a 2.3 cyl,2wd,5spd. It has new shocks,brakes,floors,timing belt,stereo,comes with a better bed, and 2 new tires. When the summer comes things will really start...
  13. Coil packs description and operation?

    Guys I have a 97 Ranger with the 2.3... I was wondering if anyone can describe the operation of the coil packs.. I'm basically wondering.- Do both coils run all the time, or does one coil shut off during certain driving conditions? (like on the older Nissan 720 pickups).. If so, what...
  14. dies at idle and ticks on hwy?

    ok well, my 1997 2.3l has been having a problem that I cannot figure out. First off runnin down the highway I will start to hear/feel a tick along with a slight hesitation. It will keep doing it till until I take it out of gear and coast to idle rpm. Then I throw it in 3rd an take off just fine...
  15. possilbe EGR problems

    my ranger (1999 2.5l 4cyl 5spd) ahs this noise and i'm thinking it's detonation. or something like that. it did it for 4 years before we rebuilt the motor and it still does it. my guess is that the EGR isn't working proerly and that's whats causing it. my next theory is that it's computer...
  16. 1996 Ranger 2.3l Blown Engine... Good Option?

    I just bought a 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 with a blown 2.3l engine and a 5spd transmission. In my hunt for an engine I've found a guy that has a 1998 Ranger with the 2.5l and a 5spd for sale for $350. I feel that it's a great deal because it only had 89k miles on it. It's still hooked up in the truck...
  17. 95 2.3L 3.45 gear ratio - Want to go to 4.10

    Been doing some research and reading anything I could find on the web, and it seems like I need to move up to the 4.10 gears from 3.45 for my 2.3 Ranger. It feels very under powered and accelerates horribly slow. I'm needing a better low end acceleration over 2-3 mpg on the highway. I just...
  18. 2003 Ranger owner

    Hi all, Bought this truck new in 2003; it's a 2.3L RWD with a manual 5-speed. The only option included was A/C, but I bought it with the intention of driving it as loooong as possible! It just turned 90,000 miles, and has been fully paid for now for some years! I'll be looking around here...
  19. 95 Ranger XLT 2.3L Performance Issues and Mods

    Hey guys just bought a thoroughly used Ranger XLT 2.3L off of some guy and needing to do some maintenance to it. Figured with all the cool mods on this forum I'd use those upgrades as replacement parts, etc. For starters my Hayes manual is on its way from Amazon, and I'm needing to get the...
  20. thebigyellowtruck

    Check engine light came on, code P1443

    I have a 1997 ranger with a 2.3 engine. just recently the check engine light came on. i checked the code with my girlfriends dads code reader and it came back P1443. I looked the code up online and it said that the code was "Evaporative Emission Control System Control Valve" it also said that in...

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