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  1. Vulcan piston pin removal

    I was surprised to find no posting of this topic in the entire site, so let me write up how I did it. This is based on the vise technique shown in this video (credit): How to easily remove piston bolt without a press. I am calling it piston pin (or wise pin) as it should be. Here is an...
  2. JustAllenAgain

    Transmission mount installation/ intense low speed drive line vibration

    Hey all, this is my first post. I have a 93 ranger xl 3.0 long bed and recently replaced the passenger motor mount, and transmission mount, as they were pretty bad and causing some mad shaking all around and hard shifting. All was fine and dandy until the vibration returned. Thought it was...
  3. 99 3.0L Ranger Temp Gauage sending unit.....

    Hello. I am looking to clear something up on my 1999 Ford ranger XLT 3.0L Gas Engine. The temprature gauage in my truck is not working. So after investigation I am of the understanding that there are 2 parts. (1) the ECT Cooling Sensor for the computer and the Temp Gauage Sender(not sensor) for...
  4. Unknown Part.. Trying to idenify.

    Hi All, 1991 Ford Ranger Supercab 3.0 V6 I was under my dashboard trying to troubleshoot my rear driver brake like. I was looking at the firewall of where all the wires come in and I saw that this connector was there, and there's a reddish-pink(at least to me) that looks like it was stripped...
  5. Driver Rear Brake Light Short

    Hi All, I have a 1991 Ford Ranger Supercab 3.0 V6. I have an issue where the Driver's brake light won't engage when the pedal is pressed, but the passenger side does, as well as the headlight function and turn signal's work on it. I have 2 questions on this that Google doesn't seem to be...
  6. Transmission Jerking... Should I flush? Replace? or Something Else?

    Hey All, I have a 1991 Ford Ranger 3.0. V6. It has the original engine and original transmission. I know very little on the mechanical side of cars (I deal with more electrical, I'm not great at it, but I'm learning as I go). I've been fixing more electrical issues than mechanical. Anyways...
  7. RangerdadMick

    2003 3.0 engine and transmission for sale.

    I have a 2003 3.0 engine and transmission for sale in SW. Oklahoma. Also the entire electrical harness and several other parts (60/40 black seats, steering column...) Leave me a message on here if you’re interested. Mick
  8. 1991 XLT from South Carolina

    Hey everyone, my names Spencer just bought this 1991 ranger xlt. It’s a 5 speed 3.0 extended cab, two toned black and silver with the sticker stripe, and red interior. The guy I bought it from put a 5 inch lift, electric fan, the lights on the front, new fuel lines and a new stereo in it. It...
  9. Noisy motor.

    I have a 1999 ranger with the 3.0 v6 Flex fuel. It’s been maki this loud ticking noise for quite some time now. I thought it was my exhaust as it gets louder or more pronounced when the engine is under load. However I have inspected my exhaust and repaired any leaks it had and it’s still noisy...
  10. 3.0 exhaust y pipe

    Hello everyone, sooo i recently bought a 93 ranger stick 4x4 with the 3.0 for 750 now with parts im at about 1600, and im on the last parts of getting this truck running 100% but im having issues with trying to hook up some kind of exhaust. Now the nice feller who owned this truck before me...
  11. Speedometer

    I have a 99 2wd ford ranger and been having trouble with the speedometer not working and rough transmission shifts. I’ve changed the speed sensor 3 times and nothing is helping.
  12. JodyTanner93

    Need help diagnosing a problem I’ve had for 3 months

    Hey guys I just signed up to see if anyone could point me in the right direction with my truck. I’ll start from the beginning when I bought it about 3 months ago. I’ve got a 2006 Ford Ranger xlt 2wd automatic with the 3.0 Vulcan engine. So when I first purchased the truck it ran perfect and I...
  13. Henrique - RS

    SA Ford Ranger XLS 4x4 3.0 Power Stroke Diesel

    Hello everyone, My name is Henrique and I'm here to present to you a very common model in South America that some of you may not know. It is a 2007 Ford Ranger XLS 3.0 4x4. Engine: It has an International NGD 3.0 Turbo Diesel (with intercooler) engine, that makes 160hp (163cv) @3800 rpm and...
  14. 3.0 vulcan MLS head gaskets?

    I'm getting ready to pull the heads in my 94 3.0 vulcan and replace an exhaust valve and lap all the others. From what I can see, it has MLS head gaskets, but I can't find them for this year. Will they work off of another year 3.0? I understand MLS is more for aluminum to cast and aluminum to...
  15. MikeShepard505

    3.0 Spark Plug Gap

    Hello, I’m back again with things that shouldn’t need answering. I thought it was high time to replace my spark plugs and wires on the ranger but unfortunately I have a feeling I’m in another f*ck autozone situation. I ordered pre gapped Bosch iridium spark plugs and was already bugged on the...
  16. 1999 3.0 Misery

    Picked up 99 Ranger 3.0, reg cab, 4x4 automatic the other day. 90K miles and it looks pretty good. It ran rough, and the transmission shifted poorly, and there were no dash lights to the 4x4, and no transfer case response. I suspect the GEM is bad, as there are other electrical indicators...
  17. 3.0 vulcan v6 engine compatibility

    someone please tell me how to delete this haha, problem has been resolved
  18. 02 3.0 to 00 4.0 swap

    just looking for some input from someone with experience, i have an 00 for ranger 4.0 auto 4wd that runs great but is completely rusted out, i have found an 02 3.0 2wd with no rust for cheap, was wonder which would be easier swaping the 4.0, trans and 4wd into the 2002 or just swapping the cab...
  19. Tach not accurate

    1991 3.0 XLT 5-speed; 268,000 miles. Bought the truck new; sold it to a friend and got it back recently. Now, the original tachometer is registering about 50% too high. When the engine is idling around 800 rpm, the tach is reading about 1300. Normal cruise at 2000 rpm is registering 3000...
  20. 1999 Ford ranger 3.0 engine ticking or tapping noise

    Hello, This is my first post on a forum ever. I am a fresh ford techniam went to school and been working for ford for 2 years so im still fairly new but very mechanically incline. I have a 99 ford ranger that belongs to a family member. We bought it real cheap because it had "died" on the...


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