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  1. DirtBronco

    BII/2nd Gen Ranger T-Case Question

    Is it normal to have the e-selector button tray on the dash in tandem with a manual transfer case lever? The buttons are blank, no 4x4/Low written on them, but there's have a noticeable click when I press them. From what I've seen on junkyard Rangers, there's usually a fake vent that goes...
  2. 3.0 distributor to coil pack need help

    I have a 1995 4x4 ranger that has cracked heads or block. I found a good 3.0 out of a 1995 Areostar that i can buy cheap but it has a distributor and my truck has coil pack ignition. My question is will the Aerostar motor work and if so what i have to do to swap it to coil pack ignition?. Im...
  3. Cooling fan conversion HELP!!!!

    After swapping from belt to electric cooling fan, the fan stays on even while the engine is off. I originally had the ignition wire from the kit spliced into the 50A ignition fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. Any suggestions on where to splice the wire on a "Hot in run only" location...
  4. 2.3L ('83-'97) 2.3 and trans options

    Hi all, first off i apologize if these questions are answered in here already. Ive never used forms before, and there is a ton of info in here and on the site, good work. A little overwhelming at times. Anyways my questions. Background story first. I do not have a ranger but am looking...
  5. 98+ 4wd vs 2wd Transmission Crossmember

    Hi everybody, Are the transmission crossmembers different between 4wd and 2wd for a 2002? I have the M5OD. If so, how hard is it to weld/bolt on the 4wd version? I've got the 4x4 transmission and transfer case sitting in my garage ready for the swap, and I'm trying to make sure I have...
  6. Trans replacement

    I Have a 95 ranger 4.0 4x4 5 speed with an electronic transfer case. Im looking at a trans from an explorer that is a manual, from a 4.0 but has a manual transfer case. Can I use my electronic transfer case on the donor trans? Looks like it should work.
  7. 2.3L ('83-'97) Tach cluster swap

    my truck is a 94 2wd/5spd 2.3 standard cab. Just need to know what wires need to (or even can) be moved around in the plugs to be able to use an instrument cluster with a tach from a 1989 bronco ii (2wd MT with 2.9) It is not plug and play, despite appearing to be. I did keep the connectors...
  8. Acgallen

    Fender Compatibility From 83 to a 92

    I'm fairly new to the Ranger scene as I just bought one. I couldn't seem to find any discussion posts on body parts that would swap from certain years. I have a 92 Extended Custom and I love the 83-88 fender/front, so i'm wondering if the body lines and front/hood would line up the same. I...
  9. Mtcrss546

    What did I just buy?!?! Bronco ranger conversion

    First post here so hi everyone ??. I just picked up this 1989 bronco 2 ranger conversion.I decoded the vin and it originally came with the 2.9 v6.... but the engine in it is not the 2.9 so someone swapped the engine along with the conversion . Could anyone help me identify what engine I have in...
  10. 95 Explorer 4wd Donor for 93 Ranger 2wd

    I am looking at getting a rusted out 95 Explorer 4WD as a donor for a 8.8 rear swap to lower my 93 Ranger. Want to hear from all you experienced guys about what else I could salvage from this thing to use on my truck. Thanks.
  11. 2000 3.0l Engine Replacement Running Rough and No Power

    Hi, I'm new to the forum. So I bought a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0l automatic XLT 4x4 Flex Fuel 8th digit: V with 156k miles with a seized engine (cam synchronizer failed). It has been sitting for about a year and pack rats had chewed up the wiring harness a bit. I found a 3.0l engine out of a 99...
  12. Your Local Machine Shop Cost For Diesel Adapter

    Hi guys, I'm looking to soon do a TDI, or v2203 swap into my ranger for mpg. Basically, I just want to know how much your adapter costed you to get fabbed locally. Adapters run ~1k-1.5k, and I want to know if that's what I would pay locally, or if that's what you paid locally for your machine...
  13. What Trans Do I Need?

    I have a '99 Mazda B3000 Troy Lee Edition that has the 3.0 5-speed 2wd. I need do a good amount of work on it and want to swap it over to 4wd. I have found a doner 4wd ranger that I can use everything off of except the tans since its auto. What manual trans do I need for the swap? The swap is...
  14. What parts to change before installing salvage motor?

    Just had a 1995 2.3 engine delivered for my 96 ranger, engine has 119k on it. So far I’ve ordered spark plugs, wires, timing belt and tensioner, water pump, and valve cover gasket. Some have mentioned doing a head gasket and crankshaft position sensor while it’s out, compression test good on all...
  15. Tips on buying a junkyard motor

    Decided after finding my ranger 2.3 had a cracked block I would swap the motor, it wasn’t very hard to pull so I’m willing to drop another one in. Obviously I can’t hear the motors run before I buy them and most have over 150k in them, what are things to look for? I was going to change the...
  16. Will a Nissan 300ZX engine fit in a 99 Ranger?

    I have a 99 ranger stepside that I just got recently and I want to swap a fast but still fairly fuel efficient engine. Does anyone know if a 300ZX engine or any other powerful 4-6cyl engine will fit? Like Honda, Subaru, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, toyota etc....
  17. 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!
  18. 94' f150 5l

    Hey everyone, I am asking for guidance/help. I have a 1994 donor f150 with a 5.0 and am looking to drop it in my 2004 ranger since the 3.0 seized on me this weekend. Would this be the same as using an explorer 5.0? By the way, my ranger is 2WD. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  19. engine swap?

    What engines will swap into a 2003 ford ranger edge 3.0l? I'm up for anything even if it's not ford
  20. '78 Cobra 302 into 87 Ranger?

    I want to start by saying it's been YEARS since I've been here, but I'm finally back in a ranger and I'm glad to be back.:yahoo: I scored a free 302 from a 78 Mustang Cobra that I'm going to be tearing apart, rebuilding and putting in my truck. I want to be pushing about 350 horse at the...


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