1992 2.3 Bottom-end rebuild


green92xlt

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Tucson
Vehicle Year
1992
Make / Model
Ford Ranger XLT
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Manual
Has anyone replaced connecting rods and bearings with the engine mounted in the truck? I would like to get it fixed as simple as possible. Will the oilpan come out as is, or do I need to disconnect the motor mounts and hoist it up a few inches?
 


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St Petersburg, FL
Vehicle Year
1991
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Ford
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2.3 (4 Cylinder)
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2.3
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Automatic
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2WD
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215/75/14
I've have done oil pump and oil pan gasket with engine still in truck. Lets just say not the best/easy way to do it I ended up slamming cussing and fussing not worth it. Can it be done? Yes but I wouldn't recommend it. its very easy to just pull engine and do it right plus i doubt you would even have enough clearance to even get a ratchet in there. To pull engine only took me about 3 hours. Wish ya luck! They're easy engines to work on
 


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