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  1. 1992redranger

    Wanted In search of: 89–92 Ranger, 2.3L 4CYL, 5 speed manual, 2WD

    Hey hey! I got a motor, transmission, and rear end ready to go into a 89-92 Ranger (2.3L 4CYL, 5 speed manual, 2WD). I'm in search of a straight body Ranger (89-92) with these specs with blown engine, bad transmission, etc. Any leads would be much appreciated! Western North Carolina area...
  2. 1992redranger

    What will a 2.3L 4CYL motor, 5 speed manual transmission, 2WD rear end go into?

    Hey y'all, As a result of the flooding earlier this week in Haywood County, NC, the electrical system of my '92 Ranger is done (and so is the truck). My mechanic (who rebuilt the engine) told me that if I wanted to do anything at this point, I could take the motor (2.3L 4CYL), transmission (5...
  3. DavisRanger

    4wd to 2wd conversion?

    I have an 88 (2.9L) 4wd and was just gifted an 84 ranger (2.3L) 4wd. I want to convert the 84 ranger to 2wd and build it to be a mini truck. so my question is, what would that entail? Is it pretty strait forward Thanks
  4. How to check suspension / order of replacement?

    My 2002 ranger xlt 2wd is making creaking noises from under the wheel well when I turn the wheel, go over bumps, or shake / bounce the vehicle with my hands. When i say "when i turn the wheel" i dont mean its a power stearing issue, its a creaking noise like theres a suspension part going bad...
  5. Lifting a 2003 Ford ranger 3.0 Xlt 2wd?

    I have a 2003 ford ranger 3.0 V6 XLT 2wd Automatic transmission and I am wanting to lift It with a 3” or maybe a 4” lift. I also want to put some bigger, more aggressive tires on it with the lift. Could I do this without having any problems or without running into clearance issues and such? And...
  6. 1992redranger

    Thoughts on Centric, Durago, other...? Rotor & Brake Pad Kits?

    Hey team! I want to start off this post by first saying that several of the wheel studs on my front rotors (1992 Ranger, 2WD) are bad. 😅 Since I don't want my wheels to fall off, I was thinking of replacing the rotors (and maybe brake pads, too?) and was looking on RockAuto to see what was...
  7. mkats

    My Turbo 4.6 Build

    Some background for the truck. https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/my-2000-ranger-build.157591/ https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/my-4-6-swap.165807/ And the Turbo Build Specs of the build. -Currently on the stock 3v computer. Tuning was...
  8. 2.3L ('83-'97) Losing power at 3300 rpm

    Hey guys need some advice. I’ve been lossing power at around 3300 rpms pretty consistently. Happens most at highway speed but parked in neutral if I rev up past 3000 it does the same thing. It hits a wall and loses all power. Changed fuel filter been throwing in a bunch of fuel cleaners. Cleaned...
  9. 2000 Ranger 3.0 --> 5.0

    So, I've already completed this swap, after taking many months of time to gather resources, do some homework, and jump into the grease pit but it was worth it. My vehicle is a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 FFV 2wd (non-edge) I did not make use of a donor vehicle for this swap. Here's the information...
  10. Melted O2 sensor connector

    2003 2WD 4.0L MFI SOHC 6cyl Ranger 122k on chassis 45k on engine Realized that my O2 sensor at S1B1 is out so I got the part at autozone and went to put it in only to find its connector in the engine compartment was melted and completely fused. Curious that a part like that would fail from...
  11. 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...
  12. 1999 for ranger 2wd 2.5 manual to v8 swap what do i need and tips

    Hey guys irish_ here new to this forum and I'm hoping that maybe yall could shed some light on the topic for me I have a 99 2.5l manual ranger that I want to swap to a v8 I was wonder what should be my donor vehicle and what am I going to need from it and how exactly I should go about doing it I...
  13. 98+ 4wd vs 2wd Transmission Crossmember

    Hi everybody, Are the transmission crossmembers different between 4wd and 2wd for a 2002? I have the M5OD. If so, how hard is it to weld/bolt on the 4wd version? I've got the 4x4 transmission and transfer case sitting in my garage ready for the swap, and I'm trying to make sure I have...
  14. 2011 2WD XL Tire Upgrade

    I’m in need of some help picking out new tires for my Ranger. I drive a bone stock 2WD 2011 XL automatic regular cab with a 2.3l 4 cylinder. The truck has stock 4.10 gears. No lift, no suspension — stock. I am currently running stock 225/70r15 Continental tires. I am interested in upgrading...
  15. New member/Old ranger

    Hello. New to this web forum, but old Ranger owner. I have owned my 1995 Ford ranger for 20 years. nothing special about it, but it is a Ranger XL 2WD, 2.3 litre 5 speed, regular cab long box, with 330,000 km. I increased the rear suspension by adding 2 extra leafs, and would really like to...
  16. kwatson72

    1995 2.3 Ranger supercab 5 speed 2WD guy from Eastern Washington state

    Hello everyone. I am a new owner of a 1995 2.3 2WD 5 speed Ranger Super cab. bought from a dealer fairly cheap, but needs more work than I thought. I plan on making this my daily driver. My 2011 RAM has 164k miles and is killing me in gas. Really like this little Ranger, but I have to pull...
  17. HELP, I want to lift my 1986 2WD Ranger w/ Manual Steering

    So here’s my dilemma. I own a 1986 Ford Ranger with the 2.3l and 5spd manual. I want to put a cheapo rough country lift for aesthetic purposes and maybe do some beach cruising. However, my truck has manual steering which RC says will not work with their kit because P/S and M/S have different...
  18. Vegas Dezert Fab

    Just put in my order with Vegas Dezert Fab for their brand new kit! I have a 2003 2wd Edge. The development for this kit is supposedly being finished this week. It gets rid of the tubing they used on a few of their old components and everything is now boxed. It should have 16" usable travel. I'm...
  19. 3.0L Engine Mounts

    I recently purchased a very nice 2000 ranger xlt super cab, I love it!!! But... the engine mounts/ vibration dampeners are bad and the engine and transmission move A LOT. When I hit a bump on the freeway I can feel the engine and trans move side to side way more than normal. I have the...
  20. 94 2.3 ranger has no spark

    My buddy and I rebuilt the motor and reconnected everything but one connector that we can't find were it goes both of us looked for it for hours. The truck has fuel but doesn't have spark. Does anyone know we're a connector that has a black wire with a pink stripe and also has a purple wire with...


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