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  1. 4wd spindles

    Help! Spindles! I’ve started some kind of half way restoration on this ‘89 4wd Ranger. I decided to replace all the bushings in the front end, started out easy. Then I figured I should do the ball joints, uh oh. Chilton said to take the spindles off of the steering knuckle well they are...
  2. GRNRANGR

    2.3L ('83-'97) recent head gasket blow up. foamy or milky oil.....

    recent head gasket blow out/replacement now i havefoamy or milky residue in valve cover and smoke coming from valve cover out the hose that goes back to the intake throttle body. truck running not so good. rough idle and poor acceleration, but gets up to highway speeds. help. oil changed...
  3. MahLahChee

    1990 Ranger will not shift to 4x4 Low... unique situation

    Hey all! Searched everywhere online and couldn't find an answer, so I hopped on this forum to ask some of you wise folks. I have a very unique Ranger, 1990 single cab, 4.0 v6, automatic but was converted to a manual 5spd. The original electric shift T case was kept. Also has Dodge Dana 60 axles...
  4. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3L Mustang Swap Vacuum

    I recently bought a 1989 Ranger Custom 4x2 with a 2.3L dropped in out of a 1992 Mustang. The main issue is that fuel pump isn't getting power, but I currently lack a good battery to chase that down. For now I'm looking through what I can and there is a bunch of vacuum lines that are disonnected...
  5. Swapping my 4.0 1996 auto ranger for a 4.0 from a 2000 5 speed ranger

    Currently trying to engine swap a 2000 4.0 ohv from a 5 speed into a 1996 with the 5r44e, the flexplate, trans bolts, and threads in the engine don’t match up. Has anyone encountered this before and is there a way around it like some sort of adapter, probably should have researched a little more...
  6. Help identifying engine year

    Hello, I found an engine for sale but the owner does not know the year. I'm wondering if anybody would be able help Identify the year of this engine? They think it's a 1993/94 but just want to make sure. Thanks.
  7. No dash lights and no running lights. help needed.

    Hello everyone, This is my first post here. I have a 1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 2wd. i'm not sure where to begin with my issue and i could use some assistance. I recently got a new head unit installed by a buddy and since then i've had no dash lights and no running lights but the dash lights work...
  8. ororion

    2.3L ('83-'97) ‘94 2.3L starts and then stalls.

    Truck will stall immediately after starting. Unless I unplug MAF. Then it will run solid for a minute or two…until idle goes rough and then stalls out. Looking for advice. — Current Knowns: *KOEO Code Pass from Ford OBD1 scanner. *Engine smells like burnt rubber when trying to start, not like...
  9. sauceman

    Looking for dually style bed flares

    Hello everyone. I am looking for a pair of fiberglass fender flares similar to the ones on the Zimmer Ford ranger trucks. They resemble dually flares but are not as wide and only go up to the bodyline of the truck. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  10. Loss of Power issue 01 3.0L Edge

    Hello all. This is my first post. You guys always have great advice and feedback, and I am now myself kinda stumped with something so here goes. I have a 01 Ranger Edge 3.0 (U) Gas 110k miles on the clock It will intermittently have loss of power when driving, especially so here and there when...
  11. 97 Ranger Turbo Help

    Okay so to start off I’ve scoured this forum and have found a lot of helpful information but I’m still unsure of what the best route would be so I have a couple options. I have a 97 2.3 xlt 5 speed that I’m looking to turbo and daily drive. Obviously the easy way is to swap a turbo motor/ecu in...
  12. 2.3L ('83-'97) Engine rebuild camshaft rattling noise

    I've got a head from a 1996 2.3 ranger and i have the cam out and I'm trying to figure out why it is making the noise it is. There is some kind of rod going through the center of the cam that shakes back and forth and I'm not sure if it's normal or not. If anyone knows anything about this I'd...
  13. ISO HELP 1996 Mazda b2300

    I am pretty mechanically inclined so usually I’m able to figure stuff out on my own not this. What happened is I was driving home from work I was in 4th gear let off the gas for a corner then went to give it more and I had no power. Mind you I had music going I turned it down and it had a rough...
  14. Stripped Cadmium Plating on Knuckle Insert between Axle and Hub

    In the process of rebuilding my 2002 FX4 front end, I have replaced almost all the parts with the exception of the lower control arms/torsion bars and the knuckles and hubs/bearings. The control arms, hubs/bearings, and torsion bars are in good shape, but the knuckles had a coating of surface...
  15. Bill4

    1993 3.0 ranger ground issue?

    My 1993 ranger runs really bad when the head lights or blower motor are on. I've added a body ground and a engine ground with no change. Any ideas?
  16. ChickenJesus

    1984 bronco 2 restore

    let me pick you guys brains for a little. i recently bought a 1984 bronco 2 from a guy. he has been in the military so its been sitting for a good 8+years. well after putting a new tranny in her i finally got her running. had to fix the idle speed. when i try to start in any gear but neutral she...
  17. 2.3L ('02-'11) 2003 ford ranger battery keeps draining

    I’ve been having an issue where my truck dies over night. Went got the battery charged then I went and got it tested the battery alternator ect were all good. car battery drainage issue didn’t stop, and I’ve made some progress. I went around my truck, checking for anything, that could be...
  18. Distributor for a 2.8 Duraspark Conversion?

    Im trying to get the ranger running, but I cant find a distributor anywhere for it, its been converted to duraspark, I just cant find a distributor anywhere that will work, any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated Just in case, its a 2.8 V6, 1984 Ranger
  19. Se7enth Sol

    Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensor type in 1997 Ranger

    I am fitting a custom Megasquirt 3X (MS3X) ECU to my 1997 4.0L Ford Ranger Engine that I am swapping into my 1990 Bronco II. To correctly assemble the ECU I am trying to figure out what type of Camshaft and Crankshaft sensor are used in the 4.0 motor. I'm assuming the crank signal comes from a...
  20. Manual Ranger - diagnosing a possible dragging clutch

    Hi everyone My 2008 4.0 Manual transmission is having problem going into first and sometimes third When shifting into first from a stop I hear a thud - and this is the driveshaft moving slightly ( I watched my buddy put it in gear while I was underneath) sometimes this is of off and on and...

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