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2.3L ('83-'97) Wiper motor removal


martinglen

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I have a 97 Ranger 2.3 and I'm trying to remove the wiper motor so I can remove the rear bolt on the intake manifold in order to replace the fuel injectors. I removed the 4 bolts holding the motor in place but it just hangs there. I know there has to be some way to release it.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 


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You are using the wrong tool. You don't have to take the wiper motor out to get to any of that. Not according to the instructions anyway. I don't exactly have one here in front of me to test things on.
 

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Thanks for your response. Can you tell me where I can find the instructions to remove the manifold? I've tried searching but I can't find anything for a 2.3 intake manifold removal.
 

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  1. Disconnect intake air temperature sensor (IAT sensor) (12A697).
  1. Remove air cleaner outlet tube (9B659).
  1. Remove accelerator control splash shield (9E766).
  1. Disconnect electrical connections to:
    1. Throttle position sensor (TP sensor) (9B989)
    1. Idle air control valve (IAC valve) (9F715)
  1. Disconnect accelerator cable (9A758).
  1. Remove accelerator cable bracket bolts and tie bracket and cables out of the way.
  1. Disconnect PCV valve from oil separator.
  1. Tag and disconnect vacuum hoses from manifold vacuum tee:
    1. Power brakes
    1. EGR
    1. Speed control
  1. Disconnect fuel pressure regulator vacuum line at fitting located on underside of intake manifold.
  1. Remove two bolts and EGR valve (EGR valve) (9D475) and EGR valve gasket (9D476).




    ItemPart NumberDescription
    19D460EGR Valve
    29424Upper Intake Manifold
    39430Exhaust Manifold
    4Nut (Part of 9D477)
    59D477EGR Valve to Exhaust Manifold Tube
    6Nut (Part of 9D477)
    7N806781-S2Screw, M8-1.25 x 35
    89D476EGR Valve Gasket
    ATighten to 34-47 Nm
    (25-35 Lb-Ft)
    BTighten to 20-30 Nm
    (15-22 Lb-Ft)
  1. Remove seven bolts and upper intake manifold and intake manifold upper gasket (9H486) from lower intake manifold.
  1. Remove evaporative emission return tube (9G271) from throttle body (9E926) and upper intake manifold.
  1. Remove four bolts, throttle body and throttle body gasket (TB gasket) (9E936) from upper intake manifold.




    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1N605788-S36Bolt, M8x30
    29E926Throttle Body
    39E936Throttle Body Gasket
    4N806781-S2Bolt
    59D475EGR Valve
    69D476EGR Valve Gasket
    79425Upper Intake Manifold
    89A474Intake Manifold Vacuum Outlet Fitting and Cap
    99E498Fuel Pressure Regulator Vacuum Tube
    109H486Intake Manifold Upper Gasket
    119G271Evaporative Emission Return Tube
    12Centerline of Fitting 9A474 Parallel to Engine Crankshaft
    136B690PCV Valve
    146K817PCV Hose
    ATighten to 20-30 Nm
    (15-22 Lb-Ft)
    BTighten to 16-24 Nm (12-17 Lb-Ft) Then Rotate So Side Nipple Is 30 Degrees Below Centerline of Nipple Parallel with Engine Crankshaft
  1. If necessary, remove intake manifold vacuum outlet fitting from upper intake manifold.
 

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Thanks for the info. I will give it another try with these instructions.
 


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