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  1. 2.3L ('83-'97) Upgrading 1995 Ranger's 2.3 Lime Radiator/Cooling System

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask if there was a simple bolt-on way or better radiator that is sold to improve the cooling capacity of the 95 Rangers 2.3 Lima engine. I run her off-road, nothing crazy but I believe I overheated her once after being in first gear for 20 minutes in the dunes. Let me...
  2. New coolant line leaking!

    Hello, I recently installed new transmission cooler lines and a new 4.0 radiator in 1987 bronco ii. Everything bolted in as it should. I wanted to have an upgraded coolant system. But now the top hose that goes into the radiator, squirts transmission fluid. I know they say to use thread sealant...
  3. JohnG

    Leaking after rad change

    dumb question for the day... How do I stop the leaking from the transmission line going into the radiator? I have gradually tightened it fittings down but afraid I’m going to crack the tank or strip threads if I tighten it much more. Should the fittings have some sort of sealing tape or other...
  4. 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
  5. Radiator help!!! Urgent

    1996 Lone Ranger 5.0 efi GT-40 heads Howdy, I’m having some trouble fitting a good fan, I have about 2 inches between water pump and radiator, I’m using the 4.0 double core radiator, Wondering if anyone could find me an electric fan, or an idea on how to Cool this small block
  6. whoadi5150

    I hit a dog..

    So a really big dog ran out in front me on the highway. I had two vehicles behind me and couldn't brake in time to stop. Needless to say the dog did alot of damage. Before the incident I already had a leak at the "tee" mold coming from the thermostat. Now I have a lot more to replace and was...
  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. '87 2.9L cooling issue - NOT HEADS

    I'm kind of going crazy. I replaced my radiator because the old one was literally disintegrating. I never had a leak and it wasn't having any overheating problems. Just simple old age. New rad went in like a charm, but now the heat doesn't work. I found out from here that I should "burp" the...
  9. Replacing Radiator - 97 4L manual

    Hey all, I'm going to be replacing my radiator tomorrow in my 97 ranger 4.0 v6 manual. It appears there is a crack in my radiator that came about yesterday, when I went outside and there was a decent puddle of coolant underneath the truck. Just seeing if anyone has any tips or key pieces of...
  10. Fitting a 2 row rad into a 5-speed truck

    First post on this forum. I can't seem to find a definitive answer on how this fits on a stock truck. I have a '93 4.0 4x4 with the 5-speed. Came with the crappy 1-row radiator that can't keep up in 100+ degree California weather. I want to swap in a 2-row rad from the automatic trucks. Seems...
  11. CoreyTilton

    Electric Fans and Shrouds? anyone?

    hey guys, I have an 83 Ranger with a 5.0 HO swap (injected, want to say its probably an 89) previous PREVIOUS owner did the swap, now im here putting together the pieces. in addition to the mustang's engine, transmission, rear end, and various other parts, the owner put the stock (or stock...
  12. Truck Overheated - Now What?

    My 1998 Ranger, 4.0 L, 4-Door, 4x4 recently overheated - the Check Engine light came on, but the temperature warning did not. I was on the freeway, turned on the heater and slowed down. The temperature instantly went down (not quite to normal temp), but a few miles later the temperature went...
  13. The mysterious overheat

    Strange issue. 2003 Ranger Edge - 3.0L - 96,000 miles. Anytime the outside temp is at or below around 75 degrees, this thing never overheats. I can climb hills, do 80 up the Grapevine, sit in traffic with the A/C blowing, zero issues. However, if the outside temp rises, maybe about...
  14. 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...
  15. JayGeePee

    1997 Ford Ranger still over-heating

    Hey fellas, I'm sure this has been answered on this forum before but I cant find it on here. My truck just recently started over-heating and I've done some trouble shooting. So far I did my thermostat, radiator cap and fan clutch. I flushed the radiator also. That pretty much leaves my pump or...
  16. SOS Who sells radiators for ranger/mitsubishi 2.3?

    Hi,i just bought a 1986 Ford Ranger Diesel 4wd and love it! But today i discovered a major leak in the top assembly of the radiator.i called oreillys and bought a new one.Turns out the radiator i received was for a Perkins 2.2 diesel,not a Mitsubishi 2.3 diesel. I called oreillys and they...
  17. YooperSteeze

    Radiator Question for 5.0

    I bought my 84 Ranger with a 302 already swapped in. The rad in there is real toasty and on its last legs, plus its tiny, looks to be out of a pinto or something. Through searching I've decided I need a radiator out of a gen 1 explorer, 4.0 auto trans. Now on to the questions. Super cooling or...
  18. id bet the farm AND the Ranch

    hello wasssuP and just plain howdy to everybody.. my name is Tom and im a Mercedes Mechanic who worked at the dealership for a few years and i just bought a 96 reg cab bone stock XLT 4wd 5spd.. im 54 , master certified by MB,i hold and F.A.A. Powerplant lLicense and even got an FCC tech class...
  19. Two bad radiators in a row?

    Good evening! My truck is a 1999 4.0 Ford Ranger XLT, with about 135,000 miles on it. Just some background on the truck, I bought it off of a friend who had just replaced the radiator (due to a coolant leak). Fast forward a year. A few weeks back my radiator started leaking pretty bad...
  20. bourcier700

    93 Ranger Rad Support Question

    Hey not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I recently got a new aftermarket rad support in a deal with a bunch of other parts that is for a 95 to 97. My Truck is a 93 Ranger and when checking mine over I noticed that the inner fenders are welded onto the rad support, So my...


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