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Old 12-07-2010, 04:35 PM
94xltklingler 94xltklingler is offline
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Default Please send prayers :"(

Well my ranger decided it was time for it to pass away today.
I was on my way home from school and as I turned onto the road that I live on,I noticed that the temperature go from "N" on the normal written on the temperature gauge to "R".I knew something was up but didn't think nothing of it.I thought it was just the thermostat opening and closing.I carry one of my buddys home with me so I dropped him off at his house and backed out of the driveway and everything was still fine.I got to the stop sign and got under accleration to go up a steep hill and she decided it was her time to go.The temp shot all the way to "L" from "R" on normal and started pouring steam and knocking super hard.My grandparents live at the top of the hill so I got to the top of the hill and got in the driveway and shut her off.I'm gonnna pull it to the shop at the farm and get it on the lift to see what it is.
Wish me luck because I hope its only a hose or something cosemetic and hopefully I didn't run it hot.
I felt so bad after it happened and I still do.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Please send prayers :"(

I wish ya luck man, how many miles on it? i'm assuming it's a v6.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:55 PM
94xltklingler 94xltklingler is offline
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Yepp.
Shes a 4.0 with the auto tranny.
Just rolled over 201,000 today on the way home.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:04 PM
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That is great though, having it last over 200K! Wish you luck!
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:07 PM
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good luck
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:15 PM
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Sounds like head gasket. Hope you didn't bend any push rods. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:40 PM
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Well I've got bad news guys,its either the heads or the head gasket or both.
My uncle came over to the farm which hes a certifiied ford mechanic and we put a new lower radiator hose on it which was busted.Got that fixed and got anti-freeze and water back in it and the temp was still goin crazy.Come to find out it had a air pocket in it,so we finally worked that out and we and run it up and down the highway.
The temp got all the way to the "H" which is right before the red.My uncle just threw it in neutral and shut it down and let it coast.He turned it back on and it had passed it so he switched it back on and we went back home.We got back to the house and worked some more at it,he finallly said that was what it was.What kept happening was that as we'd pour the water and anti-freeze in it,it would suck it down and fill up the puke box with it and puke it all back out or it would simpliy just blow it back out the radiator after we'd take the pressure off the cap we'd loosen it up to see and it'd do that.So she'll be getting her top end done so no more ranger for me for a while :'(
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:42 PM
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That sucks man, sorry to hear that!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:44 PM
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I reckon since the truck will be in the shop for a month or 2 I'll just go ahead and get my OHC that ya sold me in and get my lift on and get the motor apart,fixed,and back together.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:31 PM
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Good luck
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:40 PM
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that bites! good luck gettin her fixed and back on the road!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:51 PM
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Sorry. Ask your uncle if replacing the motor with a re-manufactured one (with warranty) might be a better idea since anti-freeze/water may have got mixed into the oil possibly doing/leading to damage elsewhere. I guess if he is a good mechanic he should know what's best though.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:32 AM
94xltklingler 94xltklingler is offline
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I'm gonna check it when I get home and see.
I hope not though.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:12 AM
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Wow man, that really sucks. Glad it happened now though and not on your way down here!

Best of luck getting it fixed man!
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:14 AM
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aww man that sucks, hopefully you can get it fixed and still come to the meet
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