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  1. JohnG

    Plumbing a new radiator question

    I’m changing out my radiator today and have a question about how to seal the trans cooler lines. Do I need to use any sort of thread sealer or just tighten it until it doesn’t leak? Any other hints about bleeding air out would be welcome too. Thanks in advance, John
  2. Cluster gauge help ranger

    I have a 96 ranger with a 2.3l. It had the cluster with no tachometer and I swapped it for one that came out of a 95. Everything is working but the coolant temp gauge. It worked in the other cluster perfect. I ended up taking both all the way apart to take out the gauge it self and swap them. It...
  3. Coolant leaking out passenger side of head

    Noticed some antifreeze under my 96 2.3 today and noticed a very consistent flow of coolant coming from the passenger side of the head where it meets the block. I’m guessing this means the head gasket is blown but I don’t see any water in oil, the truck has not overheated since I have owned it...
  4. Need some help with my heating.

    I have a 1995 Ford Ranger, 2.3L from Florida. The truck runs great, but I moved to Ohio last fall where it's a big colder. Before the truck came here the heating had never been used. So last year the heat didn't work and I did a bunch of diagnostics on it to get it working. Last year I...
  5. Seems like a cracked head

    I pulled my motor because I was leaking coolant out of the back of the motor from somewhere I couldn’t see with the block in the truck. Oil was normal, coolant was coolant, when the block was out I noticed it looked like it was seeping out of the corner of the head gasket so I pulled the head...
  6. Inconsistent Coolant Temperature

    Not sure if the old signature I made a couple years ago will show, so I'll start with the specs. 2000 Ranger 2.5L I4 Lima Engine I replaced the thermostat and thermostat housing (that includes temp sensors) about a year ago with OEM Motorcraft parts. I noticed the winter after that, that the...
  7. Losing coolant, not burning

    '96 2.3L 2WD over 200k mi Never checked the actual radiator fluid except for when I bought the truck 2 months ago. I've always just looked at the resivour. About 3 weeks ago I noticed it was empty but that turned out to be the hose got disconnected rubbing against the air intake so I used a...
  8. '99 3.0L Water pump removal

    Hi all, I replaced my DPFE sensor a couple weeks ago. WOW! What a difference. Truck would not rev above 3200 or so. Now it will go up to 5k or so. Feels like a whole new vehicle. Friday I stumbled onto the throttle cable mod. Sure enough, even better! Can't believe how well it was running. So I...
  9. Dprocks100

    Steam and Water out of tailpipe

    Last friday my truck started steaming and loosing a lot of water through the tailpipe. Sucked 3/4 of my coolant out of my overflow tank in a 20 minuet drive. Its got 143,xxx miles. It burns about a quart every 3-4,000 miles. Did a compression test and got 120-115 psi over all 4 cylinders. my...
  10. Dprocks100

    Vinegar engine coolant flush?

    So the po of my truck really neglected the coolant system on my 1991 2.3L ranger. It has rust in the coolant still after 5 intense coolant changes, and I have replaced all the hoses, water pump (old ones fins rusted compleatly off) and thermostat last year when I did the last coolant change. It...
  11. Disappearing Coolant

    Hey guys, I don't post much here, but I'd greatly appreciate a little advice. I hope I posted this question in the correct subforum. I have a 1997 Ranger CrewCab 4x4 with the 4.0L V6 and an automatic trans. My problem is that I every time I open my hood, my coolant overflow bottle is bone dry...
  12. Erratic Temp Gauge help

    So I just recently noticed something strange with my '97 Ford Ranger. While driving home from work on the highway the other day, my temp gauge needle rose all the way to the red and the warning Check Gauge light came on. The instant the light came on the gauge went back down to the normal...
  13. Coolant Flush (LOST NEED HELP)

    Hi quick question I'm about to do, a coolant flush but i came across something that was a bit different then other ranger's i have seen (not many) [/URL][/IMG] I found the heater bypass valve on the passenger side but unlike the one that is circle'd in red in the picture above my bypass valve...
  14. Coolant Flush (IM LOST? PLZ HELP)

    Hi quick question I'm about to do, a coolant flush but i came across something that was a bit different then other ranger's i have seen (not many) [/URL][/IMG] I found the heater bypass valve on the passenger side but unlike the one that is circle'd in red in the picture above my bypass valve...
  15. 2.8l thermostat issues

    I have a 1984 bronco II 2.8l v6 that I recently changed both head gaskets on after loosing a heater core hose (The one that is under the crank). With the thermostat removed the truck cools just fine and can sit there idling all day and barely reach 190 and while driving the temp gauge will sit...
  16. Helpppp cooling system problems

    1999 Ford Ranger 3.0 Flex 4x4 Super Cab I recently replaced my thermostat and radiator cap because i was having an issue losing heat in the cab. The temperature gauge on my truck would warm up and then go to cold and then warm up to "normal" again. I flushed the coolant,radiator and heat. the...
  17. MASSIVE coolant leak, help!

    Ok so i just got done doing an engine swap on my 91 ranger 2.3 and she runs beautifully, however it pissed out almost all my coolant in the minute that i let it run, i believe i've found the leak, its a canister next to my oil filter, i have no idea what to call it or how to fix it, but i have a...
  18. 93 4L 4x4 Weird Cooling Issues

    hey guys, I've already tried to search up as much as i could on this but I can't find the info I'm looking for so any help is appreciated. First off, the truck is a 93 Ranger X Cab 4.0 5spd 4WD.The truck has 92k on the odo but the title says its exempt so I'm not sure of the correct mileage...
  19. Coolant Reservoir

    I have a crack in my coolant reservoir, dealer wants dealer prices. I try a junk yard who has two compatible years but neither of them were close to mine. I'm trying to find out where else I could look for such a specific part besides the dealer. 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 2WD Auto Thanx for any...
  20. Coolant leak problem

    I am worried about my ranger. When it began to get warm outside the truck began to spill coolant on the ground after parking the truck after a long drive. I had to refill it often. Then it started doing it occasionally even after short drives. I discovered it was leaking from the heater core...


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