Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 12-20-2009, 06:45 AM
internaldifference internaldifference is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
Default in severe need of help

my brother just flipped his 99 ranger 2.5 off a bridge but we think it is salvagable. but we are unsure on what all we have to do to the motor in order to start it . it was upside down for about five hours. someone told me to just pull plugs and crank it over a few times but i thnk there is more to it than that. any help would be greatly appreciated. we dont have long to fix it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-20-2009, 06:51 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

First would need to verify no fuel lines are broke.

Reset the inertia switch. located in passenger foot are up on the fire wall

You could try cranking it over then.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-20-2009, 07:11 AM
internaldifference internaldifference is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
Default

what about the oil and everything because it was upside down for five hours in a creek. but we dont think any water go to the motor.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-20-2009, 07:21 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

I would at least let it sit right side up for a while with the oil plug removed. Put in fresh oil
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-20-2009, 07:53 AM
FireRanger FireRanger is offline
Blinded by the light
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,674
Send a message via AIM to FireRanger
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by internaldifference View Post
what about the oil and everything because it was upside down for five hours in a creek.
Left that minor little detail out the first time. You need to drain and refill EVERYTHING. Engine oil, coolant, trans, power steering differentials, and transfer case.

You really think your going to just "fix it" after he flung his truck off a bridge into a creek? Some things are simply beyond bondo and banging it out in the garage.
__________________
(Formerly)
FireRanger
2003 Edge 4.0 4wd

How to: Aux light wiring, relays, & fuses
Info: 300+ intake threads here on FRF
Info: HID Projectors
How To: NO HEAT Troubleshooting Guide

Last edited by FireRanger; 12-20-2009 at 12:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-20-2009, 08:03 AM
internaldifference internaldifference is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
Default

well i said he flipped it off a bridge. what did ya think was at the bottom. anyways. yeah we r going to fix it. there actually wasnt alot of damage just the fact it was upside down.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-20-2009, 08:17 AM
HAMMY HAMMY is offline
1992 3.0L Ranger 2wd
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 122
Default

good luck with that keep us updated on how it is going.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-20-2009, 12:18 PM
FireRanger FireRanger is offline
Blinded by the light
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,674
Send a message via AIM to FireRanger
Default

I know I'm not the only one wondering this. How did your brother manage to flip his truck off a bridge into a creek?

Quote:
Originally Posted by internaldifference View Post
well i said he flipped it off a bridge. what did ya think was at the bottom.
Dry land
Another road
Train tracks
A bike path
Shall i continue??
__________________
(Formerly)
FireRanger
2003 Edge 4.0 4wd

How to: Aux light wiring, relays, & fuses
Info: 300+ intake threads here on FRF
Info: HID Projectors
How To: NO HEAT Troubleshooting Guide

Last edited by FireRanger; 12-20-2009 at 12:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-20-2009, 02:18 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by internaldifference View Post
well i said he flipped it off a bridge. what did ya think was at the bottom.
Good luck with anyone wanting to help with the attitude.

We dont know where you live where he was driving we are not Psychic
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
severe engine vibrations mightymike 2.9 Liter Tech 18 04-28-2010 04:05 PM