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Old 07-08-2011, 01:59 PM
canyonstars canyonstars is offline
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Default Chick needs help!!!

i just got a ford ranger that's been sitting for years. i want to do the work myself but i'm a chick, lol, but really i do need help. i was thinking i should start with flushing all the fluids?????? i know wheres the transmission, oil, power steering am i missing anything and what should i do next?
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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does it run?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Chick needs help!!!

theres also differential fluid, it probably needs a tune up so spark plugs, spark plug wire, clean ing of the MAF and IAF and maybe a fuel tank filter change and flush (old gas can be killer in your engine.

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does it run?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:03 PM
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your fuel system may be gummed up from residual fuel sitting in the tank, pump, lines, etc.

also, the rear differential fluid, and the coolant can't hurt either
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:08 PM
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oil and plugs should be changed.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:21 PM
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and wires.. and fuel filter and air filter.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:27 PM
HIGH TECH REDNECK HIGH TECH REDNECK is offline
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id start with a battery then go plug wires and plugs,air filter,change oil,change diff fluid,transmission fluid and filter, if its fuel injection run some fuel injection through it then drive it easy for a while so the motor gets used to running agin just my $0.02
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:32 PM
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maybe seafoam it as well
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: Chick needs help!!!

And after it's running, check the drivetrain and suspension so it moves safely . . .

At about the same time, the brakes, and tires, so it can stop safely . . .

And then . . .

Give them time, I'm sure others will chime in
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:51 PM
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Be sure to check belts and hoses
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Chick needs help!!!

post some pics.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:55 AM
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post some pics of the truck AND yourself
fixed for ya!
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