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  1. Rough 2.9l

    I picked up a 1990 XLT with 4x4 that had been sitting outside for about 4 years not running. Gone through and replaced gas, fuel pump, filter, oil, plugs, injectors, IAC and MAP.... Still idling at around 1200 and kind of bogs a bit on 1st gear and barely gets enough power in 4th and 5th.. Not...
  2. BearitvRanger

    Randomly died in the woods(1989 2.9 v6 4x4 ranger)

    I have a 89 ranger that randomly died while going camping, it would not immediately restart. The total trip took about an hour and a half before it died with alot of very steep inclines. After 10 min of checking fuses and connections/grounds it restarted after finding no obvious issues. Was...
  3. A4LD_Nghtme

    90 Bii rear driver wheel cylinder wont bleed

    So I've officially finished rebuilding my passenger drum after replacing the siezed parking brake cable and so I began to bleed the brakes. I bled the passenger wheel cylinder first and was able to get brake fluid to bleed through it. Upon cracking the bleed valve on the driver side wheel...
  4. TexasDuck66

    Hard to start but runs great.

    Hello again, I'm actually posting this for my buddy who just bought a 1988 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 2.9' 4x4 Auto. We picked it up for 3000$ and it's a really nice looking truck. It needs a little bit of work. It was owned by a old gentlemen who owned it for over 10 years. The truck had a...
  5. A4LD_Nghtme

    1990 Bronco II rear passenger parking brake stuck on. SOLVED!!!

    So I've had an abs light and parking brake light on my dash since I got the old gal but she braked fine with fronts until now and ran unimpeded. Well I decided before taking her in for a smog since I just replaced the cat after a fail that I was going to safen her up and try to get at least one...
  6. A4LD_Nghtme

    1990 Bii 2.9 FAILED CA SMOG!

    Hey there all! I just got back from a failed smog test. As you can see I got a pass on everything except my HC ppm at 15 mph and my NO ppm at both 15 and 25 mph. It has a fresh new o2 sensor and last i checked i had no codes. And they passed me on the OBD system check. I have not replaced the...
  7. stamina

    distributor reinstalled and truck won’t start

    i definitely should have marked the rotor and what not but i didn’t and i turned it quite a bit to get the gears to mesh up so i have to reinstall it again, how do i install a distributor from scratch as if it was a new one with no marks? only problem i had was trying to get it to mesh up with...
  8. A4LD_Nghtme

    Transfer case end spraying fluid on undercarriage? SOLVED!!!

    Hey there. 1990 Bii project trying to get to body restore but I'm having 4x4 and apparently transfer case end issue. If you check the attached photo, it appears that I have a leak at what I assume is the rubber piece and it's spraying my undercarriage something fierce. Any idea what the part is...
  9. A4LD_Nghtme

    4X4 does not engage at all after new transfer case motor. SOLVED!!!

    Hello! I swapped out my 4x4 transfer case motor on my 1990 Bronco II XLT and I now have no lights at the dash at all and zero control module actuation. Before the swap the lights would come on for both 4 Hi and 4 Lo and the you could hear the 4x4 control module function. Now there is zero...
  10. stamina

    setting timing on 2.9 v6

    i am going to set the timing to 12° as stated by another person on this forum, is it necessary to put the #1 piston on tdc to set timing? it doesn’t say it on the hood sticker but it does in the haynes manual. do i need to do this? and if so why? also, when setting timing do i do it with the...
  11. 2.9-3.0

    I have an 88 Bronco II with the 2.9 with a blown head(there is coolant in the oil and the year is notorious so I'm just assuming) but I have a rebuilt 3.0 someone gifted to me. How difficult is the swap and is there anything different I have to watch for?
  12. A4LD_Nghtme

    1990 2.9 open port on engine near Oil Sender. SOLVED!!!

    What is this opening on my 2.9? I got down there to clean and change the oil sender unit and noticed there's a deeply recessed port. Not sure if it's the norm and I'm just overreacting but I don't want to run to pick n pull to check without asking first. Any clue what this is and if there should...
  13. stamina

    how to change motor mounts of 2.9 A4LD

    what’s the best way of going about this procedure, videos on youtube are pretty unclear and only display one mount being replaced. i want to do both motor mounts and tranny mount
  14. stamina

    motor and trans mounts for 2.9 v6 dana 35 4wd

    is there a difference between the 4wd and rwd mounts, can someone help me out here or post a link to a motor mount kit? the one on rockauto states rwd but it looks all the same to me. motor and trans mounts, i want to do all of them in one go
  15. stamina

    1st gen ranger vs bronco ii exhaust

    what are the similarities and differences between a bronco ii’s exhaust and a rangers exhaust? the manifold/headers? in my 90 ranger are cracked in multiple places but the ones off a 90 bronco ii in the yard are in very good condition other than that i haven’t looked under the truck to see how...
  16. 86 Ford ranger 2.9L lurching issue

    Hey guys, new to the forum here! Having an issue and could use a little help. Truck starts and idles fine. Runs fine for a bit but once it is warmed up if I accelerate hard it lurches and stutters a bit. Then it slowly gets a little worse until eventually it won’t accelerate and will stall. Wait...
  17. stamina

    what am i supposed to spin to make the motor turn in the truck and what size is the socket?

    i have the valve covers off and i’m spinning the nut behind the fan with a 36mm wrench and i don’t see the rockers or pushrods moving, am i spinning the wrong thing? and if i’m supposed to spin the bottom pulley to turn the motor, what socket am i supposed to use?
  18. stamina

    2.9l v6 spark plug replacement

    i am having a very hard time figuring out how to get to the passenger side plugs on this motor, they are in quite precarious positions. any and all advice and info, specifically on the passenger side plugs as mentioned, is very much appreciated
  19. stamina

    180° thermostat in 2.9l v6

    i saw in the description/upgrade list of the 2.9l v6 forum it said install 180° thermostat, is this a good thing to do or should i stick with a 192° thermo?
  20. stamina

    how to install valve lifters on 2.9l without tearing the whole thing apart

    how do i install brand new valve lifters on a 2.9 v6 without tearing the whole thing apart. she’s ticking like all hell. i saw a video where a guy removed the valve cover, then rocker arms, then pushrods and used a grabber type tool to pull the lifters out? is this possible on the 2.9 or could...

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