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2.3l


  1. nathantaylor

    2.3L ('83-'97) 70MPH Top Speed?

    I have a 1996 Ford Ranger (Reg Cab, 2.3L, 5spd, 3.45 rear axle) unk mileage. It originally had the stock 195/70R14 tires on it and could go 80+ pretty easily (never went over 80 due to poor suspension and suspect tires). I needed to replace the tires and had some 15" rims decided to upgrade and...
  2. 2.3L ('83-'97) 1997 Ranger 2.3L problems on start up!

    1997 Ranger 2.3L on initial start Truck die almost immediately. I cycle the key multiple times and engine starts but run rough. Once drive for about 5 mins engine purrs like a kitten and starts on command. I recently had to replace the timing belt because of the old one dry rotting and breaking...
  3. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3L makes weird sound after replacing timing belt?

    I have a 1994 first ranger 2.3L. I replaced the timing belt (and tensioner) after it snapped and left me stranded on the side of the road. After I got it towed home, I replaced the timing belt and now it makes a weird clicking noise. It fires right up when I started it.. The timing belt cover...
  4. 2.3L ('02-'11) 2009 Ford Ranger 2.3L p0171 code

    Hello everyone, I have a "too lean" code on my 2009 2.3L Ranger. I am sure it has been covered many times before, but I figured I would post because everyone's situation is a little bit different. When it first came on it was on for a few weeks, then went away for a couple of days. Then it came...
  5. Bad Slave Cylinder?

    Last week, one morning I had no pressure in my clutch pedal. From my experience I immediately thought this meant a bad slave cylinder. Checked clutch master reservoir level and the fluid was low. I bled the system to see if i could build pressure in the pedal. The first time I opened the...
  6. Just bought this Ranger. First time maintenance

    Hi Guys/Gals! So long story short, I had a beautiful 08 lifted f-150 FX4 all blacked out on 35’s. 185k on the odo and parts and pieces were starting to show their age and miles. Transmission, Rebuilt Rear end, and much more...so I got rid of it. Anyways, JUST bought this truck tonight and on...
  7. 83 Ranger 2.3 to 3.0 conversion

    Hello, Do any of you know if a 3.0 engine and transmission from a 2001 Ranger will mount into a 1983 Ranger?
  8. Need help with 2.3 manual to auto swap.

    Hello everyone i cant find any info on doing this. Its not for a ranger its for another project. What i need to know is can i bolt a 2.3 auto tranny from a 2001 to a early 90s 2.3 that had a manual and what other parts id need? Ill be using a floor shifter so if if anyone could help i appreciate it.
  9. Please help!!! Need truck for tomorrow!!!

    HELP!!!! I am new to posting however read TRS forums for reference and always gathered my info, I have found similar threads to no avail! I have a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 5spd 208kmiles I purchased the truck 2 months ago and do not have a huge knowledge on history of the vehicle. Truck...
  10. RESTORING 1985 ranger 4x4 reg cab

    Hey this is my first time posting. I have had several rangers over the years. All first gen rangers currently I'm rebuilding a 1985 ranger 4x4 standard. I have a bit of work to do. The alternator was wired to the engine by a monkey. Bypassing everything. I need to rewire the regulator just...
  11. Engine hiccup under load

    I want to start by saying thanks for any help, I'm on powerstroke.org and I am assuming yoi guys are just as helpful. I have a 93 2.3L manual and I'm having an issue. When accelerating, my truck misses to the point where i look like a 10 year old trying to drive a manual for the first time. It...
  12. ClodSlayer

    Fm145 Sloppy Shifter.

    So I've got the mitsubishi fm145, 4w drive hooked up to the 2.3L gasoline engine. Model #: FM145 Assy No: E67A7003FB Build code: 025132 The shifter has been real sloppy, and in taking off the boot and stuff, I found that the source of this sloppiness is the blue plastic ball at the end of...
  13. What year engine is this?

    Hey all, I have been reading this forum for a few years as I have owned 3 rangers, 85, 92 & now 96. 2.3L Engine is blown so I went about replacing it. Found an engine on craigslist, claimed it was from a '96 and only had 75k miles on it. $200 seemed like a good deal. About an hour ago I got...
  14. new ideas

    a friend of mine recently rolled and wrote off his 2003 ford ranger 2.3 swb 5spd. don't worry he's fine. we had the truck up on a lift and could find no damage to the frame which got us to thinking, my 1995 ranger swb 2.3 5spd has an immaculate body in a not so common colour with custom...
  15. Rough Idle

    '93 Ranger has a rough idle whether it's warmed up for cold start. It will shudder down to what sounds like 600rpm then it will kick back up and it will keep going back to the shaking and shuddering. I could change the plugs, wires, injector. What's wrong with it?
  16. 96ranger93

    What is it worth?

    I have a 1996 ford ranger with a 2.3L 4cyl with a manual transmission I plan on doing a 302 engine swap. I want to sell the engine and trans an was woundering what its worth. It was 200K miles on it but runs awesome! Routine mantian has always been done and also just had a recent tune up.
  17. 86 2.3l isn't starting any ideas?

    I have a 1986 4x4 2.3l 5 speed manual Ranger. i bought on Craigslist back in August (best purchase i have ever made). It was running fine until about two month ago, the alternator died. I replaced it, got a new battery. Then the ignition wouldn't work, so we rigged a switch to jump it at the...
  18. 94 2.3L 4cyl won't start

    i tried to clean the engine with Gunk the other day and then washed it out with a normal house water hose. it was giving me a little trouble from there (running rough) and then just got worse. i ran it about 30-60 miles in hopes that i can burn the water that may have gotten in bad places out...
  19. SenorNoob

    '88 2.3 Compression Test Results

    Cylinder 1.......................... 135 Cylinder 2.......................... 135 Cylinder 3.......................... 80 (115 after some oil in the cylinder) Cylinder 3.......................... 140 This was done with the engine completely cold. I've also noticed a significant amount of air...
  20. RangerBogger

    2.3l build

    Hey, this is my first post so I'm kinda new to this site lol but I'm taking my 88 2.0l and replacing it with a decked out 2.3. Does anybody have an idea as to what the specs of the engine would be for around 1000dollars in upgrades? I was hoping to include a turbo not include in the $1000.


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