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  1. 2.3L ('83-'97) Ranger Wont Crank

    Recently my truck wasn't running after some modifications to exhaust and egr. now it started and ran and idled on its own for about 30 seconds then it bogged back down and shut off. upon turning it back over the starter is whining and spinning freely and not starting the motor. I can hear it...
  2. Luis garnica

    HELP 351windsor swap

    So I plan on doing a 351 window swap and 4x4 conversion on my 1985 ford ranger recently I found a bronco II that has a 351 with a 4x4 4 speed trans that was rolled over and the body was taken off the frame And I want to buy it to do the swap on my truck since the 351 was on a bronco II It should...
  3. Easy start?

    I have a 1993 ford ranger, 4x4, 4.0, manual tranny (Bruce Jenner) The keys have been lost to this truck while I was out working. Keep a spare for the door key in the wallet but the door and ignition keys are different. Any way to bypass the ignition lock to where just any key can start it? My ol...
  4. SvenLaxMan

    1988 stx supercab jump seats

    Hi, im 17 and i just recently purchased a 1988 supercab stx ford ranger and as of right now the two jump seats are missing. I cant find any of the proper model for sale and i was wondering if either someone knew where to buy them or knew a different model of seat that would fit properly?
  5. Need help desperately. I have no where else to turn.

    This will be a long post, but I’m reaching out becuase I have no where else to turn. I’ve read pretty much every thread on the internet pertaining to the problem I’m having and nothing has worked. So here’s the problem... idles slightly rough. When I put it into drive it’ll drop idle to like...
  6. Bgunner

    Look for the next step/s in the diagnosis process.

    Lets start with the vehicle first shall we: 94, Ranger super cab, 3.0L, manual transmission, Stock suspension and drive train, Code 84: 7.5″ rear axle open with 3.45 gears, 146,xxx miles. No CEL Issues: Shaking while under heavy load, climbing hills, in first gear with RPM's between 1000...
  7. Won't stay running

    Ok so my 97 2.3l 5spd sat for about 4 or 5 months after I got it back it will start and almost immediately stall out unless I stay on the gas I changed the air intake control valve that didn't help so I took it today and got it put on the tester and got a code for mass air flow sensor an oxygen...
  8. V8 conversion electrical question

    I just pulled out the original 2.9 motor and 5sp transmission 88 ranger, I am in the process of cleaning up the engine bay before I place a 5.0 in there. My question is i am pulling the engines wiring harness with the cpu so i am able to put a fuel injected system in, but is the lights...
  9. I am a bit lost on what to do next

    This last weekend my Ranger failed to start and has yet to even turn over. It is a 2 wheel drive, 2.3l, 1997 ranger When I turn the key there is a loud grinding noise and nothing else. Everything I found online said it was probably a bad starter and after replacing that the same problem...
  10. "Budget Dream Truck": manual 3.0L 95 Ford Ranger 4x4 (Sorry for newbie questions)

    "Budget Dream Truck": manual 3.0L 95 Ford Ranger 4x4 (Sorry for newbie questions) I recently picked up a dented up (body only) 95 ford ranger for cheap. My end (is there really ever an "end" though?) goal for now is to drop a 351W into it along with a M5OD-R2 transmission and an exploder 8.8...
  11. '99 4x4 Suspension Lift Kit HELP

    Hey I'm new to posting on this forum, typically I've just been viewing, but I've been struggling a bit. I'm looking to lift my 99 Ranger 4x4, ideally 5.5" but the best I can find for my truck is the superlift 4" lift kit. I know there's 5.5" out there, I just can't seem to find any. Second to...
  12. Dies at idle. help

    I bought a 1994 ranger with the 4.0 and a 5 speed 4x4 with a blown headgasket ended up being two headgaskets and two cracked heads replaced everything got it running yesterday and today I was letting it idle and it idled pretty rough around 500-700 rpms then eventually dies i haven't been able...
  13. Need Help! Axle flip kit questions

    Hello i am dylen and i drive a 1996 ford ranger single cab long bed automatic. Bone stock i just purchased a 83-09 ranger axle flip kit 5" drop it says with the added bottom plate and was wondering if that is okay just putting the flip kit on. Also if anyone knows the size wheels ill be able to...
  14. truck keeps dieing but ran fine earlier

    I drove my truck to school this morning it ran great as usual but on my way home it died unless I keep it at hi rpm I think it could have been the cat but I don't know please help me it's a 2.8l 1984 4x4
  15. hub assembly replacement

    Hey there so my front drivers side hub has been damaged on my '95 stx 5spd (manual locking hub), and Ive been searching for a while to find a replacement in my area with no luck. I was just wondering since I know its a rare part if theres anyway to get this fixed as I hate walking out the door...
  16. jlb0716

    3.73 open swap to 4.56 ls

    Alright guys, I am in search of some input on this topic. :icon_confused: Here is what I have: -01 2.5L 4x2 5sp -6" custom suspension lift :icon_welder: -3.73:1 Open diff -33x12.50 BFG AT K/Os I am thinking about finding a used 4.56 LS rear axle and swapping that in. I have lost...
  17. paint?

    Soo I'm tired of the kinda awkward grey trim often found on early 90's Rangers so I've decided to paint my front bumper trim, grille, amd rear bumper black. Any suggestions on paint types and painting techniques? Help would be much appreciated :)
  18. Rear drums making noise.

    Hey all I'm new to this thread so I appoligize if another post like this is up.however I'm in a sticky situation. I'm about 50 miles out of phx. I was driving all n fine until my two rear tires started making this loud metal on metal rubbing noise with squeaking as well. Not sure what could be...


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