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  1. 3.0 miss while shifting

    I've got a 93 ranger 5 speed 4x4. Last fall, I cracked the block on the old engine so I replaced it with a 2001 3.0 from a wrecked truck with 60,000 miles. I converted the new engine back to OBD1 since the truck is wired for a distributor. Engine fired right up on first try and I've been driving...
  2. New member in Roanoke Va

    Hello All, I am new to the site but have owned my 94 Ranger XLT for 15 years after inheriting it from the original owner, my Dad. Needless to say the truck has alot of sentimental value and is in great shape having only done 135K miles. The only major plan is to swap to a five speed once the...
  3. 3.0 barely runs

    ive got a 93 ranger with a 3.0. it will start up easy but then starts to miss out. ive replaced the distributor with a good used one, cap/ rotor, wires and plugs with no change. all 6 injectors good used, nothing. the head and intake gaskets are new so no vac leaks. good known ground to the...
  4. '00 FF 3.0 TO '01 3.0 NON FF need Advice

    End result plan is selling both trucks (maybe make a truck bed trailer) I have a '00 Ranger FF that got T-boned, the engine is good because me and a friend rebuilt it a few years back. I purchased a '01 Ranger NON FF with a blown engine(212,222 mi) and have both engines out now. few key...
  5. Hello

    Thanks for the past and future help with my Ranger. I've had a Ford ranger since ± 2008 and have used this forum that google would bring up. I have never signed up for any forums till now. I'm in the process of doing a Motor Swap from '00 3.0 FF TO a '01 3.0 Automatics and would greatly...
  6. Shaking at constant speed

    I have a 93 ranger 3.0 and it starts shaking around 35-40. It some times feels like its bucking. I just changed plugs & wires, and also the wheel bearings and the shocks and still no luck.
  7. 2002 3.0 Burning through ignition wires

    Hi everyone. Issue is the boot on the wire connected to cylinder 4 burns through because of a high electric current. History- replaced almost everything for tune up. List includes wires, plugs, coil pack (several time because thought to have recieved bad replacements), fuel injectors, sensors...
  8. INFO: 2004 B3000 to 2.3 Engine swap

    I recently put a 2.3l engine in a 2004 mazda b3000. Since there isn't really info available online on how to do this or if it's even possible, I decided to write a post on it. This could even be used as a tech article. The Vehicle 2004 b3000 with sport package (torsion bar suspension). Manual...
  9. 4.0 swap bad miss while driving

    I had a 96 4x4 5 speed with a 3.0 in it that started burning oil pretty bad so I decided instead of replacing the 3.0 I would just buy a donor truck with a 4.0 and put that in. so I found a 97 explorer 5 speed 4.0 with 130,000 miles that was wrecked. I pulled the 4.0 and threw it on the engine...
  10. 97 5.0 swap

    Hello all! Just starting my 5.0 swap on my 97 2wd ext cab ranger. The old 3.0 blew a head gasket and water pump and not to mention the tranny is garbage hahah. So I got a 302 efi motor from a 93 f150 complete with engine harness and computer as well as a tranny which is an AOD or the newer...
  11. 100 Laps on Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Hi Folks! I'm new to the forum. I own a 93 Ranger 2WD, 3.0, 5-speed manual and we have had some great times together; the best being that I got to drive 100 Laps on CMS to help dry the track. Yeah, I pegged it at 85 mph once or twice. Anyway, I love my truck and want to give it to my son who...
  12. Transmission Removal Question

    I'm in the process of timing cover gasket replacement and now I need to replace the oil pan gasket. (2002 3.0 4wd Auto) I've dropped the front axle but still can't get the pan all the way off. I've been told you can loosen the transmission bolts and slide the transmission back a half inch or so...
  13. MrTachyon

    My 94 Ranger 2WD

    Hi, I'm new to this site. I will keep a running record of all the mods that I do to my ranger on this forum. Here is a picture of my truck the day that I got it. That was a little over a year ago.
  14. 93 3.0 No Spark!

    Im at a loss trying to diagnose this ignition problem...I need this truck to get to work 20 miles away and it's driving me crazy. This all started when I had to drop the transmission to replace the clutch. I don't know if it matters but the speedometer plug was duct taped to the cable to keep it...
  15. 2001 Ranger Edge 3.0 (P0171, P0174, P0113) help needed!

    (note: Also posted this in the 3.0 V6 forum but I'm at a loss and need the truck to job hunt soon so it's kinda' urgent... sorry in advance if posting it here is bad) Long time lurker and I've found advice here that has helped me in the past, but I'm completely out of ideas and need some help...
  16. P0171, P0174, P0113 on '01 Ranger Edge 4x4 3.0... Stumped!

    Long time lurker and I've found advice here that has helped me in the past, but I'm completely out of ideas and need some help. Forewarning, this will be a little long as I want to say exactly what I've done so far and the results. I've posted a few other places but so far I've just been pushed...
  17. Turbo Ranger

    Hello. I have a 3.0 ranger .1994 Automatic with 4.0 guts. 98 explorer rear end with 14 inch wheels.Stock engine. Love how it rides...:icon_hornsup:
  18. Oxygen Sensors: which brands/models best for drop-in replacement ?

    I've a '97 3.0 xlt longbox. It pretty well needs all new sensors, but for now I'm going to replace all the O2's, which OBDII is bitching about. I understand there's 3 of them, 2 pre, 1 post. There seems to be quite a range of prices and manufacturers, and some say "drop in", some "modding...
  19. Hard/Delayed 1-2 shift help

    Hey guys, my 1989 ranger with a 1991 3.0 engine and tranny( A4LD ) is having problems! The 1-2 shift is hesitant and hard! The more throttle I give it, the longer it'll take before it shifts. It's gotten all the way to 5K rpms before. I usually have to get up about 20 mph( around 3K rpm) then...
  20. Scobi64

    3.0L to 4.0L

    Long story short I've had my 1999 3.0L 4x4 ranger for almost 3 years now, and I have done 3 motor swaps already. Always swapping another 3.0 into it. For the last time I killed another one. I'm all done with 3.0's. I was going to do a 302 swap, but decided on a more cost efficient 4.0L swap. I...


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