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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Andy D
Re: 84 ford ranger 2.8l 4x4 5speed

Rap side of carb with a screwdriver handle to loosen a stuck float . It may have a stuck needle valve . That will need taking the top off the carb .
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By Andy D
Re: Well, its a sad but happy day.

I get my kicks fixing things that are better off being melted down. I'm in the process of hammering out a 5' repair piece that will eventually become the lower flange of the Rat's left frame...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-18-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Andy D
Re: What do you think of these?.......

I would pass on anything with suspension or engine mods.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-03-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Andy D
Re: considering buying a 4.0 ranger with intermitent rattle..

I would explain to the seller that if the chain jumps the engine is toast. Tell him you'll buy the truck if he fixes it OR, deduct a thousand from his price.. The OHC engine drives a cam ...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-24-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Andy D
Re: 1983 ford ranger value?

speedo only goes to 99999, then it returns to 00000. No way of knowing true miles. Start off closer to 1K
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-14-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 22,653
Posted By Andy D
Re: What is the dumbest thing you have ever done in your ranger?

Heh heh. I would have only incurred a 300$ hit if I had driven the Rat straight to a junkyard. But nooooo, I had to" fix" it! :D
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-12-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Andy D
Re: Drums are driving me insane

Maybe bedding in the shoes would help. Get the truck up to 40 mph and brake down to 10mph. Do this several times, then let the brakes cool for several minutes so the cool off.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-22-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Andy D
Re: Mystery wire that's been cut from under my truck

Buy a multi meter. Without it you are just guessing
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-21-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Andy D
Re: Mystery wire that's been cut from under my truck

PO's attempt to replace a body /frame/engine /dash ground. All the metal in the car is s'posed to act as a ground. and be connected to the - post of the battery. As a car ages , it rusts and ...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-20-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Andy D
double U-Joint on front D shaft Are these replace-able?

No problem R+R'ing entire shaft. Had it out to do the clutch.. Today, I noticed the rear cross has some play. Can somebody please point me toward a how to TIA.:D
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-20-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Andy D
Re: Installed New started and now truck won't start...

There's starters and there's starters. There are starters that have 9 teeth on the drive gear. Others have 10. The standard trans starters are different than the A trans starters too.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-20-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Andy D
Re: 1990 9 inch rear brake backing plates, what other years fit?

You probably want to find new BPs. Why pull 4 axles? how are the bearings BTW?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-29-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Andy D
Re: Hauling question

Check for rusted e brake cables letting the rears drag
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-11-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Andy D
Re: Advice on buying 1998 Ranger

Other than cool factor why is your son attracted to a lifted Ranger? Lifts and big tires put a strain on the truck, mess up the road handling and lower MPG . Miles aren't so much a factor....
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-09-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Andy D
Re: off roading and beaching

6 months after I bought the Rat, I repaired a bad spot in the frame with a piece I cut out of a a 275 gal heating oil tank. It was about 30" long of the web and bottom flange around the LF...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-02-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 190,053
Posted By Andy D
Re: The "what do you hate about your Ranger today" thread

Heh heh the Rat doesnt defrost as good on the left. Right side is clear left side needed the windows lowered in a driving rain to keep windows clear. :D
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-19-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,849
Posted By Andy D
Re: Coldest Temps Your Ranger has seen?

-6 F . Battery wouldn't crank the truck over. It is old and tired. I took the batt inside and charged it overnight. Started with no trouble the next morning at 10 F
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By Andy D
Re: Looking to buy my first Ford Ranger

I'd be wary of the transmission. thats a lotta miles for the automagic. I'm not too crazy about the 5spd that grenaded at 131K due to a broken shift fork either. I hope YMMV :D
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Andy D
Re: Missing bleeder valve / front tire moves slow

Buzz Killington here. When I bought the Rat it stopped fine. To repair a bad spot in the frame I unclipped the rear brake line. It crumbled. I went to replace the line and replaced every inch...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-28-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,015
Posted By Andy D
Re: Thinknig of going full size. Thoughts?

Buzz Killington here.The Rat is a 4.0 5spd, 3.27 axles on 235 75 15s . Loafing along at 65 I can get 21 mpg. Keep the Ranger for a toy or a commuter and get yourself a family sedan Big as you...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Andy D
Re: Reliable Every Day Driver

It can be made into a reliable DD by replacing the basic stuff. Fluids and filters, dried out plug wires plugs rotor and cap ( if so equipped) O2 sensors. I call it base lining. Other stuff ...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,105
Posted By Andy D
Re: How to get better gas mileage?

Big tires, lifts and higher gears reduce MPG . So does winter fuel blends and needing a tune up. Driving patterns too.
Forum: General Tech 01-11-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Andy D
Re: what should i do next?

A limited slip with 3.73 gears
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,463
Posted By Andy D
Re: I bought my first Ranger today!

looks very nice. A simple no frill truck perfect for short hops. Take a dremel or a sharp cold chisel to the nuts and gently take that connector off. Find the hole and report back.
Forum: General Tech 12-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By Andy D
Re: Shiftster

I'm getting by with a little white paint and a pair of needle nosed vise grips wired to the damper. When I finally get it into the mode I want, it by jingo stays there. Nothing worse than 4 wd...
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