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  1. Rough Idle and Shake at Low RPM's

    I have an automatic 2001 Ford Ranger with 175,xxx miles. I know this has been asked plenty of times, but I feel that my case is a little different. The ever so popular rough idle with the 3.0 engine. It has been doing it for quite some time now. Also, my truck shakes when I hit 1500 RPM's. But...
  2. cb12991

    3.0 Engine Swap Info

    Hello fellow ranger enthusiasts! I am currently in the middle of an engine swap in my 98 XLT 3.0. I had bad scoring on the cylinder block walls so decided to buy another 3.0 and replace it. The engine that I bought was from a 01 Taurus 3.0. I know I have to replace the head gaskets, manifolds...
  3. NIPs

    conversion help

    so i have a 99 ranger thats a 2.5 that has 202k miles on it, and i spun a bearing, i have a couple questions for anybody who sees this, ive heard the 2.5 engine and the 3.0 share the same motor mounts and same mounting location to the frame, i know they share the same trans which is the 4r44e...
  4. koths211

    99 ranger transmission not pumping fluid

    I have a 99 ranger with 4r44e auto transmission in it... this is the 4th transmission that has been put into it. none of the transmissions pumped fluid out the lines to the cooler. blew air thru lines and cooler to make sure they are not plugged. what else could this be??? any kind of solenoid...
  5. koths211

    99 ranger trans problem

    so I put a new trans in my 99 ranger. everything went together pretty good and fluid is full....or so the dipstick says..( checked w/engine running) put truck into gear and nothing... pulled the 2 lines off that run to the trans cooler... not pumping... I did fill the TC before the trans...
  6. 1993 Ranger 3.0 Timing Reference Pointer

    I've been told my timing pointer is broken off. I had to replace the distributor after the gear was worn and it shut off on the highway. Trying to find 10 degrees BTDC and wire brushed the harmonic balancer so I can see TDC 0, 10, 20, 30 BTDC numbers and lines. Just don't see a thing to line...
  7. koths211

    99 ranger

    so I have to replace the auto trans in my 99 ranger 3.0 the truck originally had the 4r44e in it I found a guy parting out a 97 ranger with a 3.0 and auto trans. how do I figure out if its got the 4r44e in it? and can someone send me a list of all the years that the 4r44e came stock? :dunno:
  8. koths211

    99 ranger trans issue please help

    so I have a 99 ranger...3.0 flex fuel, ext.cab, xlt, 2wd. I blew the motor (3.0)... put different 3.0 (from 2001 truck I think) engine in truck... everything bolted right up...no issues... put original trans back in...truck wouldn't move.. bought different transmission...(from 2000 truck I...
  9. New motor need opinions on break in oil

    The title says it all. I'm rebuilding a 3.0l for my truck cause mine decided to take a dump. I've bought a re-ring kit from sealed power off summit racing along with new motorcraft spark plugs and new oil. the guys at autozone told me to just add an additive of zinc. Tell me what you guys think.
  10. 3.0 under drive pully kit sizes??

    I have a 2000 ford ranger 3.0 4x4 5 speed. I have read forum after forum i want to do the pulley kit. I need very basic info please what size pulley should i go with many places offer pulleys of various sizes i don't know the performance gains of the different sizes. My mechanic friend tells me...
  11. Terrible gas mileage

    I have a Ranger xlt std cab, 3.0 v6, 4x4 truck that I recently purchased. When it had stock tires it got about 14 mpg which is pretty bad. Then I bought some 31x10.50 mudstars and put them on the truck. I was expecting worse gas mileage but now its really bad. probably like 10-11 mpg. engine has...
  12. JayGeePee

    1997 Ford Ranger still over-heating

    Hey fellas, I'm sure this has been answered on this forum before but I cant find it on here. My truck just recently started over-heating and I've done some trouble shooting. So far I did my thermostat, radiator cap and fan clutch. I flushed the radiator also. That pretty much leaves my pump or...
  13. No Injector Pulses

    Bottom line on this one: No injector pulses using a Noid tester. Background Info: 2003 Ranger 3.0, was working perfectly and my nephew who will remain anonymous for stupidity sake, went to the local mudhole and tipped his truck in a monster truck rut. This rut was full of water and he had his...
  14. Lil-Pony

    forced induction?????

    my dad jokingly said he wanted to turbo or supercharge his 99 3.0 2wd ranger and it got my gears going, is there any kits made for this motor. i know of supercharger kits for the 4.0 since i believe its the same as the stangs 4.0
  15. 94 3.0 with a magic starter

    So I have a 94 3.0 Ranger 5spd that is normally a royal pain to start in the cold but yesterday i went to start it (after not running it in 4 days) and the battery was dead, no biggie i put it on a charger for the day and took my other ranger. When i got home things got interesting, i started...
  16. 3.0 engine problems.

    First off hello everyone. I'm having a little bit of a problem and looking for some help. I recently had my CEL come on and the codes were Lean bank 1, Lean bank 2, Misfire 3, Misfire 5. I changed the plugs to motor-craft, and gaped them to .046 Cleared the codes to see if they were the...
  17. 1998 Ford Ranger Exhaust Help

    I have a 1998 Ford Ranger 3.0L Standard Splash XLT. My exhaust is making a muffle noise and I have located it to a specific place in the system. When coming down from the engine the piping goes through a small looking box. The box doesn't seem to be a cat and I was told it might be a flex joint...
  18. R4NG3R

    How many miles can I drive with a bad Camshaft Synchronizer

    I just heard mine squeak about 8 miles ago. I checked under the hood and the squeak is from the rear of the engine. Tomorrow is thanksgiving and I have to drive about 50 total. Then I don't know how far to get the part. Will it go in the next few miles? I'm really worried because obviously it's...
  19. RANGER STACKS... Fabbing up big tips. Post your pics!

    First things first, if your just going to hate on stack tips, then go somewhere else.:thefinger: That out of the way, I am fabricating my own set of "aussie" style stacks out of 5" mild steel tubing this week, and I figured I'd post some pictures of how I'm doing that for all of yall that like...
  20. 95 to 03 3.0 Engine Swap Compatability Help

    Does anyone know what has to be done to swap an an 03 motor into a 95? Do I have to strip everything down to the block or are some things compatible— i.e. intake, valve covers, oil pan, accessories? My motor just froze and I need to get back on the road asap! Please Help!


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