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Old 11-06-2010, 08:57 AM
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Default 99 ranger needs plenty of work and good advice

i have a 99 ranger xlt. i was so excited when i bought the truck. then my truck started all sorts of strange behavior. after some study online i came to understand that its likely to be the head gasket. so i started the time consuming process of labling and taking out all sorts of stuff (which through the process i learned a lot, not to mention i learned that there is a LOT to learn), and a bit of foul language. But it also woke up in me the desire to work on my own truck, and i get some satisfaction out of it. so i decided to sign up, and ask for help from other (hopefully more knowledgable) people that also like to work on their rangers. i am getting ready to remove the fan clutch to access the bolts that hold the alt, compressor, and powersteering to the heads. i have a coupla bolts that sheered off where the headers meet the heads. any advice?
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:59 AM
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:07 AM
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:05 PM
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:56 PM
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took the fan clutch off today. started to attempt the head gasket bolts, but after shearing a bolt in the drivers side manifold the other day i was scared to try it further. i was honestly pulling as hard as i could leverage with the wrench i have. sprayed 'em down with liquid wrench and called it a day.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:35 AM
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My advise is - Buy a gallon can of Never-Seez.
Whenever you take something apart, give the bolts a good coating.
Reassemble and give exterior a good coating.
I've had my Ranger for 8 years. Bought when New.
I painted the Never-Seez on the brake and fuel lines, and they still look brand new.
It does not wash off.
I also coated any nuts & bolts I may remove in the future.
Hope this helps.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:24 PM
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:32 AM
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:43 AM
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:56 PM
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thanks for the welcome every one, and Larry, thanks for the advice!
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:08 PM
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:08 AM
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got the heads out of the truck today.
drivers side head is cracked at front of the engine.

any advice about what cleaner i should use for all these parts that are covered with sludge?
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:51 AM
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gonna try to take the block out today (think the rest of the work will be easier with it outta the truck).
i can't wait to get this lil lady runnin again!
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