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2.9l


  1. 88 Ranger

    88 Ranger

  2. DavisRanger

    Idle’s good, missing under load

    I just recently did a complete rebuild on my 2.9L. Almost everything under the hood is new. The truck idles great, but when under a load it’s missing at low speeds (lower rpm), but doesn’t miss at higher RPM’s. I removed the cats because they were clogged and put in a straight pipe. Never...
  3. Injectors not seated?

    Hi guys, new heads on a 1986 2.9L Bronco 2. The new injectors on the passenger side don't seem to sit as far down as the drivers side. We unbolted and rebolted the fuel rail a few times and we can't seem to get the passenger side injectors to go down any lower with or without the fuel rail being...
  4. Samzwell

    Taking camber out of Twin I-Beam after 2" lift (1987 Ranger RWD)

    Hey there, I need some advice on how to bring out the camber after adding 2" spacers on the front end of my '87 Ranger RWD. I did the lift after putting some Cooper Discoverer AT 235/75r15s on. I took it in for an alignment and the shop told me they can't bring the positive camber out because my...
  5. Jim Oaks

    The results of Sea Foam & Lucus Products in a 2.9L

    agAWXnT4-EQ You have likely seen this video already. For those that have not, this guy puts sea foam in the crank case, gas tank, and intake of his Ford Rangers 2.9L. The engine went from knocking like a diesel, to running smooth. Sea Foam has been discussed in this forum for years. But if...
  6. 1987 2.9l Stalling

    I've got a 1987 Ranger 2.9L that typically likes to stall at idle after getting warm, though it has stalled once when going up a hill at near full throttle. At first, I thought it was a dirty throttle body, then the idle air control valve, then broken vacuum lines, then the TFI module. I've...
  7. DankTank

    '86 Ranger, The "Dank Tank" or "A Craigslist Failure Story"

    We need a separate forum for these. Not a 4x4, not a mini truck... Just a guy building up his Ranger! This has been a long time coming! I bought the truck in October from an old man who was trying to fix it up. He took me for a ride and I was satisfied. And before you ask, yes, I bought a...
  8. DankTank

    2.9L EGR Questions

    I have a '86 Ranger running a '87 V6 and want to check the EGR system. I've heard most cars can detect if the EGR is inactive/not connected and can correct timing, fuel, etc... accordingly. Although I'm not sure if my '86 computer can do that or not. I'd like to be able to disconnect the EGR to...
  9. FirstGenRanger

    Aftermarket Fuel Rail

    Has anyone ever found an aftermarket fuel rail for the 2.9l? Morana Racing makes one for the 4.0l but nothing comes up for the 2.9. I tried searching online, and within the forum but I was not able to find anything
  10. 1989 ranger no power to fuel pump

    I have a 1989 ford ranger XLT 2.9L and the battery had been hooked up backwards. I have gotten it to the point where it will turn over but am getting no power to the fuel pump. My grandfather had mentioned something about an in line fuse that may be the issue. Does anyone know about an inline...
  11. 1989 2.9l 4x4 swap to 1990 4.0l thats also had 4x4

    So i pulled a 4.0l out of a 90 and grabbed the harness and ECU and believe i grabbed the map sensor since its speed density. What is the rest i need to convert and does my 89 have trans cooler or should i pull that from the donor truck as well, both are auto's and same transmission. So pretty...
  12. 1990 RANGER, Starts and Dies in 15 seconds

    I need help urgently as I start a new job 30 miles away and am down to one car and have no way to get there. I have put all new tires on it as well. Symptom: The truck will start, run 15-20 seconds, I can drive it maybe a block if I am real quick. Doesn't cough or sputter just stops. What I...
  13. 2.9l Ticks when I press on the gas

    My 92 ranger 2.9l has a ticking noise that has been bugging me. It is consistent with engine speed, but is only audible when the gas pedal is pressed. It does not matter how fast I am going, or if the engine is hot or cold. I would describe the sound as a really loud clicky pen. I can add about...
  14. 88rangr

    Timing gear timing

    Hello all, I have the new water pump bolted on the cover, and have painted the cover Ford Red! ALso the new gears and chain plus guide and tensioner are on, but wondering about the timing, both marks are correct and pointing at each other, but I did notice that the bottom cog moved with...
  15. 88rangr

    Need help removing timing gear cover 2.9L V6

    Hello fellow Ranger owners, I am replacing my water pump and while in there, I want to replace the gear and chain set. All the bolts off and balancer off, is there a trick to get the cover off? 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9L V-6 with 230,000 original miles, no rebuild yet! Thanks all! Larry
  16. Any Alabamians Need 2.9s?

    I know not many people keep 'em, but does anyone in Alabama want a 1989 2.9L from a B2? I did the 4.0 and the truck came with two 2.9s. The two engines, i could sell as a pair, because i have no idea if they work. I also have the engine harness for one 2.9. There is also a busted A4LD if anyone...
  17. Whats up!

    Hey everyone, I'm new to your forum (came over from FRF). A few weeks ago I picked up a very clean 1990 Ranger XLT 4x4 5 speed (overdrive) with a 2.9L v6. My dad had one just like it when I was growing up, so when I found this baby on craigslist... I just had to have it. With this crappy...
  18. New from Del Rio, TX - 86 4x4 Super Cab

    Just saying hi and getting started on this forum. Just purchased an 86 4x4 with 2.9L auto, just a good ol truck to play and hunt with but amazingly almost everything works on this truck. It started its life as an XLT and in 86 that was top of the line. The truck runs decent and I am doing the...
  19. How can I pull the most HP out of my stock 2.9?

    I have an 89 B2 that is pretty much bone stock other then a home made cold air intake. What are some easy upgrades to suck more HP out of it. I heard that performance plugs, bigger plug wires and a nice coil help some. Thanks.
  20. tenga

    Clutch problems

    So I have an 88 ranger, 2.9L, FM146 transmission with the 4.0 clutch swap. about 2 months ago my clutch peddle started getting spongy, after about a month and a half it wouldn't disengage until in just about hit the floor. So I ended up bleeding it. It fixed it, but it was only a few weeks...


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