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Old 06-03-2011, 09:28 AM
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Default '99 Mechanical part of the fixup

I have several Issues with this old truck(drove it throughout my high school years):

1) So besides the fuel filler pipe, I need to know what would cause my engine to studder and then take off when I give it the gas, it has power once it takes off...i mean it will get moving quick lol. But it takes a second or two for it to really get moving.

2) I just got new parts from motorcraft: Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires(you can see the electricity moving to the cylinder at night if you rev the engine, only started recently, truck studdered before this) And Air Filter. From BWD I bought 6 new injectors.

3) My transmission has 158k on it. When you put it in drive from park, sometimes it will take a second, others(when its really cold) it will take 4 or 5. Going from P to R it takes less than a second. Any good little tips to revive the transmissions ability to shift faster? Or am I dead in the water w/o a rebuild?

4) My check Engine light has been on for 50,000 thousand miles and I havent addressed it because I didnt know what the problem was, I recently learned it was the O2 sensor(Im used to working on big V8s from the 1980's). How do I replace this? Where is it located?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: '99 Mechanical part of the fixup

O2 sensors and tranny filter seem in order. Just so youre forewarned when doing the injectors you will need 2 new upper intake gaskets (one for the manifold and one where the fuel injectors are.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:35 AM
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Upper Intake gaskets?? For all the years and miles I put on the ranger I never really did much but change oil and grease bearings, a u-joint now and then but thats bout it. Can you post a pictuer of that?
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:39 AM
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:20 PM
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so replacing injectors involves replacing intake manifold gaskets....awesome...effin turds...
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:21 PM
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I believe so...I know you have to on the OHVs...not sure about the SOHCs.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: '99 Mechanical part of the fixup

The '99s still had OHV. Replacing the intake gaskets aren't difficult, just get a manual and take your time. You'll need a torque wrench too.
If you label all the elec connections and vac connections as you disconnect them, it'll make reassembly a snap.

As for the studder, when was the last time you changed out the fuel filter?
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:13 PM
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OHVs only have 2 main lines for vacuum that's the easy part It wraps around the back of the intake manifold. The electrical connections are all different...Ive never labeled connections on them. And a manual and torque wrench are a DEFINITE
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:31 AM
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Default Re: '99 Mechanical part of the fixup

I changed the fuel filter like 7 thousand miles ago and I never want to do it again. I bought that little tool to get the damn thing out and in the process of getting my filter out it ruined the fuel line, I had to find one from a junkyard. that really pissed me off....
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: '99 Mechanical part of the fixup

I am back from Iraq guys, and I got a bunch of stuff:

Transmission Filter - 13.99 purchased
Oil - 29.99 (need)
Oil Filter - 3.99 - purchased
Spark Plugs - 6 @ 4.99/ea Purchased
Spark Plug Wires - 65.99 Purchased
Injectors - 103.95
Manifold Gasket - (need)
Coolant Flush Chemical - 5.99 - purchased
Coolant - 21.98 (need)
Thermostat - 25.99 purchased
Serpentine Belt - 17.99 - purchased
Injector Cleaner - 7.99 - purchased
Fuel Filter - 12.99 - purchased
Air Filter - 14.99 Purchased
88.43
Paint Doors & Fender: 500.00
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