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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

bobbywalter

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Well. .

Smooth as silk till the plugs foul....

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85_Ranger4x4

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bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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Well....you might just be on to something there...
 

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Finally got the new power steering reservoir to replace the leaking one and installed it. Tried to replace the upstream 02 sensor but no go. It’s soaking in PB Blaster.

-Jazzer
 

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Picked up my rocker arms yesterday, and gonna get my push rods today. Both Melling brand
 

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Yesterday I replaced the front brake discs/hubs including new bearings. Every trace of old grease was cleaned off spindles and the other parts you would keep. The new-car dealer (not Ford) had mixed new red grease with the old gray grease when dressing the old brake discs, and I determined that the two types were incompatible and breaking each other down. It was a good thing I did the work now.

The driver's side spindle had a small area of surface corrosion that polished right off with fine-grit sandpaper. Possibly a drop of water got in the works when that dealer was messing with the brakes.

Originally I wanted to reuse the old discs/hubs, but the bearing cups (outer races) would not budge despite whaling on them with flat punches and a 3–pound maul. I managed to bend a punch. :eek: Instead of trying to find someone with a press, I gave up and got new discs/hubs to get the job done. One great thing about Rangers is parts availability. NAPA had them in 2 hours.

The new Timken bearings and other parts have been greased by hand with Red Line CV-2, a full-synthetic orangeish-red grease with moly. Each bearing was rotated by hand before installation to circulate the grease.

As I was putting everything back together on each side, I followed Ford instructions for preloading the bearings to 17–25 ft-lb, then backing off the nut 1/2 turn for retorque. But my smaller 1/4" drive torque wrench would not click when set at 20 inch-pounds, the bottom of its range. In a pinch I ended up tightening the nuts to be just a little snug, which allowed free wheel rotation with no play. Now when you rotate either front wheel with it off the ground, it rolls and rolls and rolls smoothly.

After a test drive at low speeds to make sure the grease was circulated, a trip at highway speeds went very smoothly, and the brakes stop better than ever. Seems like a success.
 

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Hey, I hope no one finds these details too boring. I hope it's helping someone else.
 

bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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Hey, I hope no one finds these details too boring. I hope it's helping someone else.
The corrosion on the spindle....I consider..free bearing mount....keep that race parked
 

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1/3 of the way to work this morning my battery light came on, looked down and the voltage was low... rev up to 3000rpm and the battery light went out, go up to 4000 and the voltage came up... alternator went out... cruised the rest of the way to work at 3000rpm (2.3L, it don't care, that's where it lives...) and ordered one which they delivered at about 8:30, just got it in on my lunch break so it's good to go!

Convenient that it's 95A but it's somewhat spendy although easy to change... 3 bolts, two connectors and a nut for the charge wire...
 

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Cleaned the 2011 inside and out. Waiting on pay day to change the axle fluids (front due anyway), transfer case fluid (due), engine oil & filter (due), and may be engine air filter due to the dust from the off road fun. It was just replaced in June, so it may be perfectly fine.
 

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Picked up head bolts and push rods for the 4.0
 

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Like @sgtsandman , cleaned mine inside and out. And now it is storming out lol

AJ
 

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bobbywalter

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sawzall?
Tire Size
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My credo
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My idea of cleaning.....park on grass....suppose to rain bad tonight.

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