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Old 03-20-2010, 01:25 PM
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well the tranny price , i believe its not a rebuilt but its used , but the company that i got a price from told me i believe like i said about $300 and then depending on who i get $100 to install it

Just somethin to think about for the future , is it also a pain to replace the tranny , like is $100 a good price

Yeah so basically ill have 94 ranger with 88,000 miles on the engine so pretty good , i wish it was lower but thats pretty good considering the one i have says 174,000 miles

But one question i was tryin to decide , if i had to buy another tranny and wanted to switch it to automatic , so get an auto tranny , is it a pain at all setup wise , like there is in column thing near the stearing wheel

I know one person did this and i dont know how but he had a manual tranny and switched to auto but he did somethin with his shifter on the floor from his manual tranny and made it work for auto , so like the 1,2,3,4 gears ect he had it set as park , reverse , neutral , drive ect , assuming that is difficult to do , but i do like my manual but its just a pain because i have bumper to bumper traffic every morning so it takes time to get used to i guess
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

do not worry about the tranny.. just get the engine in and the truck running......
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:41 PM
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im not gonna worry about it right now , but based on the track record of the truck , but atleast i got an idea now incase somethin happenes , ill let you know what happens , hopefully all goes well and theres no problems with the engine i get , or whatever might happen

Thanks again for everyones imput , hopefully i can drive it soon
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:22 PM
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Hi all back again , i finally got in the engine but pieces were missing from it , so im pissed because the guy who was going to install it wants more now cause more work to do , so im gonna call them in the morning to see what went wrong or if problems ill return and get my money back

I have a question i need your opinions on though , depending if things dont work out and i need to return the engine then im just gonna sell it or something because im starting to ret really frustrated with this whole situation

My question is if i have to sell it i wanted opinions on what i should do and any ideas of good places to list it , other then here and craigslist and i got a local flyer , ok my two options

1. sell the truck completely as it is , but without the engine , because i have someone that will give me $150 for it and try to get a few hundred for it

2. part the truck out , i mean as much as i can do , the tranny , wheels , interior , whatever someone might need

So what do you guys think try to sell it as a whole or part it out , im almost thinking part it out because i was thinking i can hopefully get atleast $100 or so for the tranny , not even sure how much its worth

Ok any advise would be really appreciated
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:35 PM
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Thats a hard decision. Ask yourself if you are completely sure you want to get rid of this truck. If you have weighed every option I would part it out my self. Man thats hard to say and it even isnt my truck.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:16 AM
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dude.. just nut up.... finsih fixing the damn truck...
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:16 PM
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well with alot of struggle and everything to get it done , the truck is finally after months and months its actually done , but of course now i still gotta pay the guy who did the work , and of course work is slow so gonna take a little while to pay him

Always something
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

What ended up being the problem?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: Head gasket replaced , now problems

all my pistons were bad , the block was cracking and a few other things, and everyone said by the time i replace everything it payes just to buy another engine so i ended up finding an engine that had 88.000 miles on it and now its in there and the guy said its running good

Any now i have no other problems with smoke comin out of my tailpipe , its basically a 94 ranger with 88,000 miles on it

i do have a question though , considering i got another engine , dont i have to contact the dmv or something so they know the changes made or what
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:57 AM
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You shouldn't have to. Check your state laws but generally all they care about is the mileage on the vehicle, not the powertrain.

I feel your pain though. The head gasket let go on mine. Once I got the head off and saw a chunk missing out of #1 piston, I just got another engine and did the swap for one with 83,000 miles on it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:51 AM
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luckly the guy who did the work gave me a decent price and also he took $200 off the total price because he took my old engine , so it all finally worked out , for some time it didnt seem like it would ever get done

But the sad thing is the whole head gasket blowing and everything , happened over just a hose that got riped and everythin else happened , but the guy also said that the pistons seemed so bad almost like they have been bad but someone tried to cover it up , so i was pissed but also glad he noticed the problem now

Ok im gonna check , yeah cause ive never had to replace an engine so i didnt know if there was any special rules ect
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