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  1. shaneisaghost

    2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4v4(120k miles) Transmission or Timing belt problem?? Or?

    problem Just purchased a 2005 ford ranger colt fx4 120k miles. We test drove it twice for 30 minutes each, downhill, steering, brakes, slip rear, etc. the truck was perfect so I bough it. I drove it home in the freeway and it just died on me. Don’t know much about trucks need advice. Timing...
  2. Rowdiebryan

    2004 ranger FX4. I need steps, suggestions?

    I recently bought a 2004 ranger FX4. It has a slight lift, and rancho suspension. I ordered a set of N-fab steps and they didn’t work out. Seems my ranger may be built on the edge platform. The pinch weld is 5/6 inches in from where a plain ranger would be. I bought this to tow behind our...
  3. R8 Axle code on 2008?

    Does anyone know whether an R8 axle code from a 2008 Ranger is for sure 31-spline? There is one for sale on ebay but I don't want to pay for shipping if it's a regular 28-spline 8.8". Thanks everyone!
  4. transmission swap

    Hi, I am swapping out a trans on my 05 fx4 ranger. The new one came with a torque converter but I left the old one in. I can't get the trans to seat properly, I can get all the bolts in but there is still about a 3/8 inch gap, the dowels are lined up but aren't going in. I was thinking the...
  5. Uneven front tire wear?

    Aloha! I have a '05 Ford Ranger FX4-1, about 55K miles. I noticed a knocking sound in my front suspension, and the steering response was crappy. Figured out it was my sway bar link bushings. That was fixed, but in doing so I noticed that I am having accelerated wear on the inside tread of both...
  6. Removing the Charcoal Canister

    Ok, so this winter was pretty hard on my undercarriage. The spare tire mount has almost rusted completely off. Rather than replace it, I figure I'll just remove the mount and tire and save about 200+ pounds. Only, I found a problem. The charcoal canister is mounted to the spare tire mount; I...
  7. kurama49

    whining noise when wheel unloads.

    Hey guys, i just recently bought a 06 FX4 and lately its been making this funny noise.. If either of the wheels are unloaded, i hear a whining noise from the rear axle, and if i back up theres a slight pop noise? other than that the truck hums along fine, theres no jolting or such, only when...
  8. 2009 Ranger R8 Axle Door Code Clarification

    Hello, new to the forums here, signed up to maybe provide some info on something. From the research I have done, an R8 axle code on the door sticker indicates a gear ratio of 4.56. However, there are a few places that state the R8 simply means its a 4.10 with a Torsen LSD. Many people I have...
  9. 2002 Fx4 Rear End Problems

    Hi y'all, I recently, about 2 weeks ago, found a puddle of gear oil under my rear end. It appeared that the pinion seal had gone bad. Well I am at work and cannot really work on the truck that much and it's my DD! I took it to my dealer and they found that the rear universal had beat the...
  10. RiggerWings

    '02 FX4 torsion keys and lift blocks

    I tried to search for what I'm looking for and couldn't find anything, but if there's already something similar out there then I apologize. Here's my problem/question... I have a 2002 Ranger FX4 that I just purchased some new wheels and tires for. (33x12.50 BFG ATs) I ran these on my old '02...
  11. Kryz107

    2008 fx4 3 inch lift biggest tire size?

    Hey guys, I have a 08 FX4 with a 3 inch levelling lift kit.(3 inch front 2 inch rear). I wanna know what would be the biggest tire size i could go? i have 265 duratracs on it right now. i also wanna go with 18's or 20's and have that low profile mt tires look. some guys tell me 33's some say...
  12. hilltopfarm

    Rattle?

    Ok, I am stumped on this one. I just replaced the slave cylinder on my 2003 FX4 ranger. When I got it all back together it makes a rattling sound when I shift at lower RPMs (1500-2000) It almost sounds like a loose cat heat shield, but they are all tight. It makes the same sound on start-up...
  13. Edgefevah

    Double checking

    Hey guys/gals. I went ahead and read the tech library posting about swapping a 7.5 for a 8.8. But just to make doubly sure I am understanding right. Will a 8.8 from a 2007 ford ranger FX4 fit in my 2002 Ford ranger edge? I have a auto,3.0L,2wd. From what I understand from the article is that...
  14. Kryz107

    2008 Ranger FX4

    Hey guys so I have a stock 2008 ranger fx4 and I wanna put a 3 inch body lift with 33x12.5 tires on it! I'm getting a shop to put in the lift for me. Will there be any problems with putting 33's on it? Also what lifts do you guys recommend I havent gotten a lift yet and also what size of rims...
  15. new keys/torsion bar swap for coil

    Has anyone with a 2008 fx4 suspension (IFS torsion bar) upgraded to a coil over setup w/ longer control arms and CV shafts from the axle? If so, what brand, and how easy was the install? Could it be done in a garage with floor jacks and jack stands? I plan on possibly doing this later like next...
  16. '08 Fx4 Project Stage I

    Hi Everyone, so I'm looking for input towards the first stage of my dream ranger. The 08 fx4 stock is pretty sweet as it is, although the front end sits a little low. I bought the truck in december, shipped out (I work in the merchant marine) and came home in June, and I've basically just been...
  17. William Spitzer

    Alcoa wheels?

    Are there any specific markings or stampings to identify a set of alcoa wheels?


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