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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 1990 2WD M50D-R1 - 5th and Reverse shot- need to replace- sources?

    Hi all, I'm helping a friend with his 1990 2wd Ranger with the 2.3L fuel injected engine. I checked the Transmission code on the door tag, its the M code, Mazda M50D-R1 from what I can tell on this site. The truck is in decent shape, only has 95K miles, but the transmission is fairly shot...
  5. Ramirezsergio63

    1995 2.3L Acceleration problems...need help please!

    Heres's the story... When I was driving at 60mph, all of my coolant leaked out and the engine started heating very fast and it turned off by itself:bawling:. I found out that one of the heater hoses went loose because of a broken "device" wich my teacher told me it was used to warm the coolant...
  6. 2.3L wont start

    i have a 1997 ranger with a 2.3l manual trans and i cant get it to start. i was driving down the road today and it shut off on me. it turns over but wont fire up. i checked my battery and its still got power. im no mechanic so my knowlege is limited. if anyone has any suggestions or has...
  7. gjm4l

    opinion: which gears for 2.3

    I've unexpectly had not one but two sets of 7.5 gears fall into my lap and now I'm not sure which set to run. I get to choose from 3.73 or 4.10's. Truck details are in the sig. It currently runs 3.54 gears and stock 205/75r14 (26x8) tires. Since moving to the city I don't plan to change tire...
  8. gjm4l

    How to: replace motor mounts and trans mount on 92' ranger 2.3L

    So I've known for awhile that I needed a trans mount and that at least the passenger side engine mount needed it too. Yesterday I finally got off my butt and got it done. I hate wearing gloves (they fill with sweat) and I wasn't really interested in washing my hands every step of the way so I...
  9. 2.3L - Headgasket, top end seals, water pump, timing belt (replacement procedure)

    This article will show you how to remove and install the head while performing a headgasket job for the 2.3L 4-cylinder motor [example vehicle is a 1994 XLT 2.3L i4]. I claim absolutely no responsibility for work done to your or anybody elses vehicle. This is simply a helping guide to complete...
  10. 2.3l Turbo into 1995 2.3 ranger. HELP

    First off i am new to this sight and the search option will not work for me. So im buying a 1995 ranger with a 2.3L engine and a 5 speed. I have a 1987 thunderbird that i took the motor and i want to rebuild it before i swap it into my ranger. Now when i do the swap i dont have alot of time to...
  11. robmedina

    97 2.3 rough idle

    After cleaning the MAF, IAC, installing a new air filter, fuel filter, installing a few new vacuum hoses I still had a rough idle. I even got some seafoam and ran in through the brake booster hose and in the fuel tank but still had that erratic idle. I planned on doing new plugs and wires but...
  12. robmedina

    Rough Idle problem fixed.....I hope.

    So a few weeks now my truck has randomly given a rough idle when I am stopped and in neutral. I attributed it to a gas station that I had been getting gas at for the last few weeks. I removed and cleaned the MAF & IAC. I installed a new air filter & fuel filter, but the problem persisted. I did...
  13. subydrift

    2004 2.3L Auto Ranger XL trans issues

    So I've got some issues happening with my trans and I'm hoping some of you guys can help me out on what it might be. I've driven manuals my whole life and this is my first auto (that's had problems anyway). The truck is an 04' Ranger XL, 2.3L Duratec, Auto trans, 162k miles. Problem 1...
  14. "2.3L to 4.0L" 2002 Ford Ranger XLT

    i blew the engine in my 2002 ford ranger XLT (2.3L 4cyl) and i want to put in a 4.0L 6cyl. would i have any problems with this? Im worried about the bolt patterns and the wiring harness not matching up. just need some advice from someone with more experienced with this kind of stuff.
  15. Need help plz

    so i got a 1994 ford ranger xlt 2.3l that i want to turbo. i have the money to buy parts and stuff. its just that i dont know what to get or the steps in rebuilding the engine. i was going to go with the v8 but then i decided that everyone does that. Every thing you could tell me would help. im...
  16. Bish0psaid

    95 ford ranger stalls out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYEpb00ZtmM Please tell me what you think?!?!?! I need help with this and all these truck owners with a 2.3L generation 3 ranger!
  17. Bryan101

    planning... 2.3l volvo build?

    Hey i heard of using the 2.3l head off a 16v volvo head and i was just wondering if what the trans in the ford 2.3l will bolt up to the volvo 2.3l... if someone has pics of this bell housing i would appreciate a pics.. i am a volvo tech and i know of awesome power out of the motors because...
  18. 2.3L Runs fine until warms up, then goes crazy

    Hi all - appreciate any advice. '94 Ranger 2.4L Automatic The truck starts fine when cold - sounds fine, drives fine. After about 5 minutes or so it warms up and just goes crazy. Loses all power and sputters, hesitates. If you stop, put it in park and then put it back in drive it will just...

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