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97 ranger

  1. 97 ranger engine swap

    Hello everyone, I am a new mechanic and I do towing on the side, one of my customers who is a personal friend had gave me his old 97 Ranger(3.0L 4 cyl RWD) and I’ve had it for a couple months and I want to swap out the old engine. I want to do a 5.0 swap so take the v6 out and put a v8 in. I...
  2. 1997 Ranger 4x4 5 Speed transmission noises/grinding

    Hi i have a 1997 ford ranger 4.0l 5 speed (i do believe its the M50D-R1) 4x4. I was recently stuck in the snow so i turned on 4x4 and after i turned the lockouts on, i put the truck in reverse and the whole truck shook and acted like it tore something up. Now whenever i drive it makes a...
  3. 1st time V8 swap

    This is the first time I’m doing a motor swap of any kind so I’ll need all of the help I can get. Currently I have a 97 ranger 2wd with a 4 banger and a 5 speed manual transmission. I would like to swap it out with a 302 or a 351W and I want to do it the right way. I want to keep it a manual and...
  4. Reconnect speedometer in EV conversion?

    Hi all, My dad and I are nearing the end of our EV conversion process, having taken a 1997 Ranger XL and installed 96 V of deep cycle lead-acid batteries, complete with a hinged bed and a Prestolite motor. I gave it a test drive today around the block and it runs great! Only one issue: we...
  5. 97 Ranger in Boca Raton, FL

    I'm Jess and new to this site, was on FRF alot a couple years back when I got my truck. Hopefully in the near future I can begin my budget mods (still researching my best options) I'm not very mechanical but I am eager to learn. Haven't met many people that are into working on trucks so I'm...
  6. Vacuum line severed?

    Yesterday I noticed that my vacuum line was snapped, part of it (about 3") was completely off... Would this be causing my truck to run loud? Also, where would I be able to buy some? It couldn't be more than a 1/8" diameter and is probably abit smaller. I've looked everywhere and nowhere has it.
  7. Tisdale

    97 ford ranger big block 4x4 project

    I have a 97 ford ranger that i am working on putting a 460 in with a 4 speed transmission and a np205 transfer case. I have a dodge rear dana 70 for it and a front heavy duty dana 44 out of an f250 for it. I plain on making a detailed build about this with pics of it as I go so hopefully it will...
  8. 97 ranger will start won't idle

    I am new to this and looking for help. Ihave a 97 ranger with 2.3. my son rearended a tahoe and the air bag deployed. i got the body repaired but when i tried to start it it will not idle. replaced the IAC, MAF, EVR. the fuel pressure is 35-40 psi when running and does not leak down after the...
  9. Tyler Shensky

    a few questions... and hopefully a few answers..

    i just bought another ranger. i got it for a really good price of a family freind. It has some issues that i cant figure out. dont get me wrong, im great with engines but when it comes to all the wiring on obdII stuff im lost. the issues.... -speedo doesnt work. iv replaced both the speed...
  10. robmedina

    Hello from South Jersey

    I just bought a Ranger about 4 months ago to use for work. It is a 97 XLT with 2.3L, 5 Speed and 2WD. The truck looked ok and ran good so I bought it, but what I did not figure on was how addicting this little truck has become! The truck was dirty when I got it. I cleaned the interior very...

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