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Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 10-11-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Odd idle issues....

sub'd! I'd like to hear how it goes!
just a heads up, i believe there's a gasket on there which can be reused if you're gentle. hate for you to tear it up like I do sometimes hahaha!. just...
Forum: General Tech 10-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Making a Ticking Noise

welcome to the forum! so, the truck won't start, and there's a clicking sound. when exactly does the clicking sound happen? does the clicking sound happen when you turn the key to try to start it?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 10-10-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: 1999 ford ranger 2.5 slack in steering

Just a thought, might the little u joint be wearing out?
sub'd, i'd like to hear if there is an adjustment for rack & pinions.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-28-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: What could cause this misfire

yes, well technically it would be testing for voltage at the connector with it unplugged. i believe the outside pins are ground & reference (5V), and the middle one is the return signal. so you...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-27-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: What could cause this misfire

best of luck! fyi, sometimes those hoses tear when pulling them off. i highly recommend those silicon-ish looking ones that rock auto sells, they seem to stay pliable

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oh, would...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-26-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: What could cause this misfire

i didn't exactly delete mine, but my egr system wasn't working for 5 years lol, truck ran great though.
if you do block it off, you'll still get an insufficient egr flow code...not sure if that...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-25-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Rear end off center

sounds like you got a handle on what it might be. obviously something to do with the rear suspension. might take quite a bit of time measuring this & that to find out exactly where its at...
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Forum: Off Topic 09-19-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 50,154
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-19-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Advise for Rebuilding Front Suspension 2000 2wd

i've done well with Moog for my ranger's ball joints & bushings and such. But they sure get a bad rap on other vehicles, or at least on other forums lol
Forum: 8-Cylinder Tech 09-17-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Advise for Rebuilding Front Suspension 2000 2wd

sounds like fun!
just curious, why are you replacing the springs? and are you actually replacing the whole LCA?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-07-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Not sure if knock or misfire or both?

it was bought used, not sure @ what mileage. but since he's had it, it's been well taken care of. i do believe he's been having a shop change the oil for him though...
i'll pass along the oil...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-06-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Not sure if knock or misfire or both?

Well guys, he texted me a video, which I put on YouTube... is this clear enough to tell anything?

https://youtu.be/bqCbKH7DPdo

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oh and dadgummit, i forgot to ask him if he tried...
Forum: Off Topic 08-29-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 50,154
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: FRF Watercooler/BS Thread 2017

if you burp, sneeze, and fart at the same time, that's a Burp-Snart!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRjkRPpy048
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-28-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Thermostat dropping temp randomly?

i believe the first couple years of the 2.3 duratec came stock with that crazy little assembly. Then i guess they realized it sucked and quit putting it on lol, kinda like the intake runners
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-27-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Thermostat dropping temp randomly?

it's got a little heater element in the t-stat assembly i think.
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 238,058
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Last post WINS! IX

jake-n-bake!

winwinwin!
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-21-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: there and back again..

i agree about the rear brakes, i was very very pleased with how much better both dynamic & park braking was with all new drums, shoes, cylinders, hardware, and fresh fluid. i barely spend over $100...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-21-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: there and back again..

in oklahoma, i've been lucky enough to just show up with parts & supplies receipts proving that it was inoperable during that time to avoid penalties. not sure how kalifornia works.
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-20-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-16-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: What could cause this misfire

seems like the IAT is by itself in the intake tube closer to the throttle body...

...heres a post saying its between the filter and throttle body: ...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-15-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Not sure if knock or misfire or both?

oo, i better text him again lol
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-15-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: What could cause this misfire

the O2 sensor and the DPFE hoses are relatively close to one another, wonder if a mouse went to town on those hoses and the wires for the O2 lol
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Not sure if knock or misfire or both?

ah yes, i forget about the intake mani runner thing! i'm passing this along to my uncle, i bet he'll be checking that first lol, thanks!
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 08-14-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By RoberticusMaximus
Re: Not sure if knock or misfire or both?

thanks! imma hafta grab a video next time im down his way, would be easier lol
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