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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 02-23-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Revving when AC is on

What makes you sure it is the IAC being at fault? When you turn on the AC the idle speed will go up, the IAC motor/valve will open up a bit more. If there is something wrong with your AC, like pump...
Forum: Humorous Classified Finds 02-16-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Craigslist / eBay Find: Bob the builder's truck found!
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Bob the builder's truck found!

Somebody put a lot of work into making that ranger look like crap.
Forum: General Tech 02-12-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: All fluid flushed. What would you pay?

Nigel,

Please actually read what I wrote!



There was NOTING said about not changing the fluid/filter, of course that is standard maintenance. What I was talking about wash 'flushing', i.e....
Forum: General Tech 02-11-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: All fluid flushed. What would you pay?

I was talking to a mechanic I trust several years ago and asked him about doing a transmission flush on my wife's car. The first thing he asked is "How many miles are on it?". He went on to explain...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-08-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Fuel filter line questions

It looks like the ends are available but you need to know the fitting type/size and lien size.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Nylon+Fuel+Line+Repair+Kits/N1652/C0290.oap
Forum: General Tech 02-05-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: ignition lock cylinder

Take the new lock cylinder to a locksmith along with your original key. They can reset the tumblers in the new lock cylinder to match your old key. That means your old key will still fit doors and...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-02-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Ranger v. Tacoma

I have owned Toyotas and Rangers. In September of last year I sold my '94 Toyota Pickup(last year before Tacos came out) and bought a 2011 Ranger. I also looked at Tacos of similar age/mileage but...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 01-22-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Catalytic converter

If your O2 sensors are not present your engine is not running correctly, PERIOD. The engine computer depends on the feedback of the upstream O2 sensors to know if the mixture is rich or lean. If they...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-19-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Anyone use block heaters?

A fire can be caused by anything in or near your home. I suspect block heaters causing house fires has to be one of the least likely culprits. Besides which a remote start will not help you truck...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-13-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Some EGR codes, need advice

With a SCT programmer and custom tune you can delete the downstream O2 sensor(s), but you would spend $400 for the programmer and $150 at least on the tune. Your better to put a cat in with the...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-12-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Spark plugs backing out

Sparkplugs come with an anti-seize coating applied from the factory (unless you getting some junk from China). There is no need to apply anti-seize unless you have taken the plugs back out (as the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 01-11-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Codes only in cold weather

Don't throw parts at it. What do all of these things have in common? They all have to do with a communication, i.e. wiring issue. When it gets cold what ever connects these modules is not making a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-05-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Anyone have issues with getting your brake rotors turned?

You can use your $10 rotors, my life is worth more than that so I'm going to buy a good quality part.

As far as warping, warping is caused by heat. If you abuse your brakes enough to cause...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-05-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Anyone have issues with getting your brake rotors turned?

I don't think so. Looking at O'Riellys they want $50~$60 for each rotor for my 2011 Ranger. I could get all four of them turned there for less than the price of one rotor.

I suspect the biggest...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-28-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Help requested with diagnosis - 02 Sensor?

The O2 sensor should change rapidly between .2V to .8V (approx.) that is a sign that it is responding properly. If your getting a misfire then you will have raw gas/air going through messing up the...
Forum: Electrical Tech 11-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Volt Guage drops with hard acceleration.

Yes, the case of the alternator is ground. So where it contacts the metal brackets and the metal brackets contact the engine and where ground strap connects to the engine from battery all need to be...
Forum: Electrical Tech 11-04-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Volt Guage drops with hard acceleration.

I would suspect the belt is slipping. Could be because the belt needs replaced and/or the bearings in the alternator are bad.
Forum: Laugh Factory 10-23-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,863
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Ok guys what if like.... WHAT IF DOC BROWN USED A RANGER INSTEAD OF A DELOREAN?

"He wouldn't have hit 88mph. "

The 'PRV' (Peugeot, Renault, Volvo) engine use in the DeLorean is a 2.8L with a whopping 130HP output. With a 2,700 pound car that is not that sporty. In comparison...
Forum: Off Topic 10-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,184
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Side jobs and supplemental income, what do you do?

Find something you are like doing and are good at. Offer excellent customer service. I used to travel around and service equipment and one thing I realized over the years is that about half of...
Forum: General Tech 10-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Fuel Line Antifreeze

Heet and other fuel line 'anti-freeze' is methyl alcohol. Alcohol absorbs water, the alcohol/water mixes with your gas and gets burnt in the engine. Putting a bottle of Heet in your tank just...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Is this coolant in master cylinder?

How would engine coolant get in your brake lines????? Just think about it...makes no sense at all as they are two separate systems that are not connected.

Brake fluid, DOT3 brake fluid, absorbs...
Forum: How-To Submissions 09-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Keyless Radio Mod

what you are referring to as 'two separate relays' is called a DPDT (Double Pole Double Throw.) You do not need that though. All you are doing is switching the radio from one power source to another,...
Forum: How-To Submissions 09-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Keyless Radio Mod

http://www.amazon.com/Auto-Truck-Relay-Socket-SPDT/dp/B007JPPQH6
Forum: How-To Submissions 09-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Keyless Radio Mod

You could do this much more simply with a single SPDT relay. The common terminal of the relay would go to the radio power lead, the NC terminal to the original truck harness, the NO terminal to your...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 09-18-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,498
Posted By Jeff_Birt
Re: Need a code scanner

After doing a bit more reading on the FORScan forum I found out a bit more on the PATS system. Ford vehicles in the USA use a timed access to PATS programming via a diagnostic tool, i.e. you have to...
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