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Hello from South Jersey


robmedina

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I just bought a Ranger about 4 months ago to use for work. It is a 97 XLT with 2.3L, 5 Speed and 2WD. The truck looked ok and ran good so I bought it, but what I did not figure on was how addicting this little truck has become!

The truck was dirty when I got it. I cleaned the interior very thoroughly, removed the pin stripping. Replaced the fuel filler neck, replaced the clutch.

I have been lurking for a month and even followed the instructions on here from the tech library and cleaned the MAF and the IAC. The truck will idle rough every once in a while (suddenly) the IAC and the MAF were pretty clean already, so unfortunately cleaning did not fix it. I will have to keep reading.

Thanks for all the great information I have gathered from this site for the last month.
Rob
 


rtg143

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Welcome to the station.
 

Viva*the*Ranger

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Welcome to the forums man! These trucks are definitely addicting. Glad you're able to benefit from the tech library. This is a great site, and there are a lot of very knowledgeable people on here, that are glad to help in time of need.

-Denny
 

robmedina

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Thanks for the welcome.
I also wanted to add that I changed the bushings on the stick shift (thanks again to the tech library!)
Things I want to do is put 15" rims and tires on her, paint the grill to match the truck and reupholster the cent5er console lid.
I need to find a junker and get the seat belts out of it, my drivers side seat belt receiver is broken.
 

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