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Old 05-06-2010, 09:44 PM
sonofnothing sonofnothing is offline
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hey everyone. just picked up a 97 xlt 4.0v6 5spd with 128k on it. she has pretty decent cooper tread left, and is in good condition for her age. a bit of rust underneath, but nothing looks really rotted, its just these new york salty winters...

need some help here. looking to get her running smoothly.. the clutch is pretty damn hard to push in... she sounds grindy/rough under low but most rpms.. just in general runs kinda rough. the tachometer definitely is not accurate, it never goes above 3k? the shifter is a bit rough.

id like to definitely get a dual exhaust magnaflow system. anything specific i should do? if i did cat back, i can get a muffler with 1 in 2 out and just run pipes right. delete cat or gut it or?

i want a nice smooth clutch that i an barely feel under my foot... would that feeling come from a nice new clutch or is more needed ie cables, pedals...

basically, i picked up air filter, oil, plugs, injector cleaner... and im gonna do that tomorrow and also run to my mechanic and have him just look at the truck and whatever needs to be done ill do it.. im pretty sure 1000-1500 should be suffice to get her running pretty good what do you think?




thanks for your time, i look forward to being part of the forums.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:01 PM
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:56 AM
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:17 PM
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:24 PM
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Tough clutch could be the slave cylinder going bad. That is a fairy common issue.

As far as getting running better. Plugs, wires, fuel system cleaning, new fuel filter, new air filter. & last but not least. Change all the fluids.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:26 PM
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:07 PM
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:34 AM
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thanks guys! well, the grindy noise is just the brakes my uncle says. [he is pretty good with cars and has a 98 ranger]

as for the clutch, he added fluid to the slave cylinder, it didnt do much.. his clutch is like butter.. he told me to eventually replace the clutch and make sure to do the throwout bearing as well. but he assured me it wasnt necessary just now.

i picked up rancho shocks for the rear, rotors and pads for the front, plugs and wires, oil, lucas oil additive, air filter, lucas injector cleaner... $350 not bad eh. just waitin on the rotors to come in. i also am going to order lights, rear bumper, grille, and sell the ladder rack system... ill post a pic of her after work.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:11 AM
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