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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Why won’t this error code ever go away?

It's not a DTC or error code, its the I/M readiness. It just means that all the on board tests have not completed yet. It can't be erased or cleared, it will go away when all the on board test...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-16-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Which Spark Plug

Just run iridiums. They cost like 10 cents more and last forever even in waste spark ignitions.
Forum: Suspension Tech 01-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Hit curb 01 ranger edge need help!!

Yea there is definitely some damage there. The passengers side is kicked way in and the drivers side kicked back. No way to tell exactly what is wrong until you jack it up and get under there. That...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Can I tow a packed Cargo Trailer?

If the only personal belongings you own are a pillow and a pair of socks... Maybe.

If they are wool socks or a memory foam pillow forget it.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-12-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Wheel spacers

Its dumb, it's stupid, just buy different rims... There, I saved you a ton of reading and responses.
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 01-11-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3,506
Views: 157,276
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Post pics of vehicle you've seen around! (V2.0)

I had a dodge ramcharger painted just like that green silverado! It was a combination of painted over dirt, moss, and textured paint. :D
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Tuner for improved MPG 2011 Ranger XL 2.3?

And if your ecu ever gets reset your tune is gone so you'd have to spend another $400+ on another tuner....

If you could just buy a tuner, use it and sell it off to thd next guy the companies...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-09-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Tuner for improved MPG 2011 Ranger XL 2.3?

I don't think its worth it. A tuner can't turn a terribly un-efficient flying brick into an aerodynamic sports car and unfortunately that is the fundamental issue with MPG's on any truck. If you do...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 01-08-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Replace O2 Sensor and Now No Power

Ok, first... There are two upstream o2 sensors, one for each bank and a single downstream o2 sensor. So I'm a little confused which one was replaced of the three.

But regardless you have no actual...
Forum: Suspension Tech 01-08-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Clunking Noise from front end.

You could destroy your tires, ball joints, steering components, ect... But if your control arm bushings are shot and your shocks are cracked chances are your ball joints and other components are...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 01-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Replace O2 Sensor and Now No Power

Did you replace one or both and why? What were the symptoms before that led you to change it/them? Also double check all your work, did you use any heat? Possibility of knocking the trans wiring...
Forum: Electrical Tech 01-08-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Only Two Wires on Third Brake Light/Cargo Light Harness

Just cut both connectors off and splice/solder any old pigtail connector or quick connect terminals you find at the parts store. Thats what I did when I added a cargo light to my truck, i couldn't...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-07-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Why is Truck MPG so Low?

The system that uses burning fuel and air to create rotational force would be the main one.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-07-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Why is Truck MPG so Low?

About 10 million reasons... one thing you'll learn in shop class is diagnosing automotive problems is a very very very annoying process when the customer only gives you vauge useless info. Yes I'm...
Forum: Suspension Tech 01-06-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Dirtman
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-04-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Window Washer Tube Leak

T connectors cost about 45 cents... Your up to $2.45 to replace everything. Do you need financing?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Window Washer Tube Leak

Its like 2 dollars for a ten foot roll of tubing.... Just replace it.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Easiest way to get traction

The LSD unit replaces the original spider gears of a standard open diff.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-04-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Easiest way to get traction

Limited slip units are available for both the 7.5" and 8.8" diffs used in the ranger.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-01-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Dirtman
Re: 3.0 is shaking

Check the IAC valve.
Forum: Exterior Tech 12-31-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Can't Remove Tailgate on '09?

Havd you tried kicking it?
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-30-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Dirtman
Re: 2002 2.3L manual transmission into 1996 2.3L

The 96 is a lima engine, the 2002 is a duratec. They are completely different engines and do NOT share a bell housing bolt pattern.

So no, it will not work.

You need a trans from a 2.3 or 2.5...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 12-30-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Dirtman
Re: v6 hp

You can change the muffler for a better sound but deleting the cats will provide no benefit, is illegal, and will cause a constant check engine light.

The factory exhaust system is already tuned...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-29-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Dirtman
Re: Heavy Hood

Try task rabbit, you can just hire a guy to come over and open your hood.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Dirtman
Re: What is this?

Yes. Once it breaks its garbage. And it didn't need to be there in the first place. Cut it off completely and go about life... Seriously, it did nothing. They were at best an experiment on rangers...
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