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  1. Leaf springs

    Hey there, Need to replace broken leaf spring, It is 2nd leaf spring, (middle of tier of 3) There is a shop going to do replacement and another shop making up the spring. Was asked for length of leg for the u bolts but replacement shop is too busy to get that info to me. Wondering if anyone is...
  2. How to check suspension / order of replacement?

    My 2002 ranger xlt 2wd is making creaking noises from under the wheel well when I turn the wheel, go over bumps, or shake / bounce the vehicle with my hands. When i say "when i turn the wheel" i dont mean its a power stearing issue, its a creaking noise like theres a suspension part going bad...
  3. Sharky146

    Ranger Center Console Armrest Fix

    Hey guys. Every Ranger I’ve owned had a cracked, worn out center console armrest. Usually I try to find a decent junkyard armrest, but they’re generally disgusting from 20 years of someone’s arm grease. So, this time I decided to repair my armrest and made a short YouTube tutorial. It’s...
  4. Rear Ended - how bad? totaled?

    Got rear ended 2 days ago, repair will be covered by insurance but I am worried (or maybe happy?) that my truck may be effectively totaled and I should push for replacement cost. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oaEuaT3PIR-kFxnzkkMemFeSC1WexRtwWA/view?usp=sharing
  5. 4.0L SOHC cylinder head compatibility question

    2009 SOHC 4.0L Ranger I have my truck's engine out and I am looking at a passenger's side (Left side?) busted head. The valve broke inside and destroyed it. My question is will an earlier head fit my current year? Are the castings the same? The research I have done says that they phased out...
  6. 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...
  7. Five

    Bumper Fix

    The front bumper of my 99 ranger xlt is bent, and i'm looking for a cheap or diy fix, not a cheapskate but parts are expensive and I can do it myself I will. I've wanted a custom from bumper for it but never knew where to look for one, that being the alternative to fixing it or diy fix it till I...
  8. 2003 Ranger Drivetrain(?) Noise

    Me 2003 Ford Ranger XLT, Automatic Transmission, 4.0L V6, 4x4, 180k miles. I do my own vehicle maintenance (brakes / suspension / ...), but am not a mechanic by any stretch. The Issue When coasting under idle (foot off gas, generally down a slight incline) my truck has intermittently...
  9. Five

    Bent Bumper Repair

    So I got into a bit of a fender bender yesterday (4/21/16) and I rear ended a sedan, I think it was either a dodge dart or chevy malibu or something of that nature. Anyway the damage to my truck, I drive a 99 Ranger XLT, was minimal except for the driver's side of the front bumper is bent down...
  10. 5r55e issue

    hey guys im all out of ideas tranny stopped working a while ago finally got around to fixing it thought it was a gasket so i dropped the pan only to find no surprises there. pulled the valve body and fount it was not the gasket either. so i put in a trans go shift kit and also i had found that...
  11. 2.3L w/ a possesed oil pressure gauge

    i've got a '90 ranger with a 2.3L (stock motor) w/ the dual plug head. after shaking my truck on a back road like a bad parent giving their kid shaken baby syndrome, my oil pressure gauge is now possesed by a skizophrenic demon. the needle goes from between the r and m on normal to "there is...

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