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  1. Crank no start, carb backfire

    Distibuter cap replaced. 1 point had broken off, 1 point was corroded beyond probably being functional, internal corrosion on the remaining points were ... extreme. Ran like crap (had this chugga chugga rumble), however, 2 pumps, turn the key and it started with seemingly no effort. So...
  2. 1992 2.3 8 plug running like crap and then driving normal

    As said in the title, I have a 1992 2.3L 8 spark plug ranger Truck ran fine for a while until one day it was hard to start, then when it finally started it was loping as if it was missing hitting the gas would make it spit and sputter and pop and when you let off the gas the rpms would drop to...
  3. 5.0 Engine Swap Electrical Problems

    Hello, this is my first post so don't yell at me. I need help diagnosing a problem that happens when it gets really hot outside. I live in SC so it gets pretty warm here from time to time. On the hottest days, the engine will run perfectly if you are cruising down the road, but if you go and...
  4. Runs rough, plug wires, coil pack help

    I have a 1998 Ranger v6 3.0 automatic which I bought last year. It ran rough at first with shaking and then when it warmed up, fired on all six. There was also an engine code P0302 (misfire on #2). I just replaced the plugs and wires and the old plugs looked like they had a .100 gap (all...
  5. 1986 4x4 ranger xl 2.9 timing/cooling issue's

    when i bought this truck 23 months ago,the previous owner had done a tune up & mis-wired the ignition & she was running on 3 cylinders,not sure how long he ran it that way,i re-wired her & she ran much better with the exception of running much too warm,actually boiling if the heater wasn't...
  6. Can't Get The Timing Right

    I've got four days to get this truck running or I lose it. Hopefully this counts as urgent. 1983 Ranger 2.3 Liter non turbo 4WD 4-speed manual trans Ran before HG change. Currently cranks, spat fire out of intake once. Has fuel, compression, and spark. I changed the headgasket and pulled the...
  7. 94 ranger timing

    hi .i got a 94 splash 4.0 4by4 5 speed.my problem is,just put in a new long block i used all my old external components started the truck ,ran for 30 minutes to break the cam in.this truck does not have a cam positining sensor,just a plug there.the truck will only go 15 to 20 mph you have to...
  8. 88rangr

    Timing gear timing

    Hello all, I have the new water pump bolted on the cover, and have painted the cover Ford Red! ALso the new gears and chain plus guide and tensioner are on, but wondering about the timing, both marks are correct and pointing at each other, but I did notice that the bottom cog moved with...
  9. Dprocks100

    91 2.3 timing belt trouble

    ok so today i decided to change my timing belt. lined everything up, loosened the tensioner and went to pull the belt off. my dumb a** friend told me i didnt need to take of the crankshaft pulley to do it. found out i had to take it of. tried for a few hours to get the beast off and couldnt do...
  10. 85 2.8 bronco 2 advanced timing issue

    Ok guys, I have a 1985 ford bronco 2 with the 2.8 manual with 4 wheel drive. I've been having problems getting advance in my timing and Ive already tried to replace both the ignition control module and the engine control computer and neither fixed the problem. I was told that i was gonna have to...
  11. 88 2.3 timing issue

    i have an 88 2.3 5 speed ext cab ranger and im having a timing issue. Problems: its seems to idle abit high around 950-1000 anything after about 1/4 throttle the engine just bogs out and looses all power i can only get up to about 55mph or 65 mph on a good day or down hill:D im sucking gas...
  12. all bad after timing belt broke Help!

    ok guys, i am by no means an amateur mechanic, but i am clearly missing something here. i have a 97 ranger 2.3 in my garage that belongs to my sister, it broke the timing belt while she was driving. she had it to several garages but no one could get it to run again, so figuring they just...
  13. Some Performance Issues and Other Questions

    Hey folks, Just cruised around the Corral and Ranger Station some and saw some of the info under the 2.9 Engine. I figure now is as good a time as any to ask some questions about some 'problems' that I've been having as well as ask for advice on a few other things. First of all, I have a 1990...
  14. 1996 2.3 Timing trouble

    I am changing the timing belt on my 2.3 and am having trouble lining the timing marks up. They were lined up when I took the belt off, but I accidentally moved the truck while it was in gear just a hair (I know it should have been in neutral, I've already face palmed because of this). I can...
  15. 2.3L - Headgasket, top end seals, water pump, timing belt (replacement procedure)

    This article will show you how to remove and install the head while performing a headgasket job for the 2.3L 4-cylinder motor [example vehicle is a 1994 XLT 2.3L i4]. I claim absolutely no responsibility for work done to your or anybody elses vehicle. This is simply a helping guide to complete...
  16. Engine skipping in idle

    i have an 89 4cl 5sp ranger it has a skip at idle and in the low rev range then at about 3500 to 4grand it makes a pop sound out of the intake i already changed plugs wires egr and pcv and no change i think timing or burnt valve not sure how to check timing on it i have a light thow but doing a...
  17. Photos of Head/Valves

    Hello, While I've posted a few threads discussing my vehicle troubles. I wanted to post these photos along with what I've learned so far. I had hoped to find a blown head gasket, however that didn't happen. All my problems started with a poorly running engine. It would idle high and...
  18. Ignition Problem?

    Hello, first time poster here. I purchased an 87 ranger about 2 months ago. Just recently had a problem where I started the car, it immediatley sounded off. Like it was working way to hard and did not feel comfortable at all. I went to turn off the ignition, didn't help, took out the...
  19. '95 Ranger 2.3L Timing Question

    How to set timing on 95 Ranger 2.3L? HELP! My vehicle is a 1995 Ford Ranger XL 2WD with a 2.3l SOHC engine. I just got a great deal on this truck but the guy I bought it off of changed the timing pulley ( I think that's what it's called) on it and said that he wasn't sure if the timing was...
  20. How to set distributor timing

    All the instructions I have available say to "disconnect the vacuum" at the distributor. Well, my truck does not have a vacuum advance on the distributor. If I shine the timing light on the crankshaft pulley while the engine is at idle, with everything connected and the engine warm, it looks...


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