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Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-21-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,241
Posted By macx
Re: egr Solenoid

The above experience was just a start - ended up (based on codes) replacing the ECT, IAT, TPS, Crank position sensor, ignition module, and a rebuilt ecu. Cleaned the mass air sensor with the special...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By macx
High idle after lots of new electronics

93 Ranger

Thing is, I've got a new IAC and new TPS (which isn't adjustable on a 93)
within 250 miles or so, and recently cleaned the EGR and have no vacuum
to the EGR at idle.

Also have...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-18-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,077
Posted By macx
FINALLY solved a stubborn 224 code!

Long story short, a few months ago bought what turned out to be a badly neglected 93 2.3 5 speed. Not that many miles at under 80k, but lots of things not working right after I started digging into...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,631
Posted By macx
Re: Crank sensor alignment tool ?

I'm happy to report that Wells does include the alignment tool with their sensor. I got mine at Rock Auto, and have found that Auto Zone sells that same one (altho at a higher price).

Even got it...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,631
Posted By macx
Re: Crank sensor alignment tool ?

Yes, I'd read that other places.

I've also read some folks have done that and, probly not doing it "right", ended up destroying a few parts.

With my luck, guess what would be the more likely to...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,631
Posted By macx
Crank sensor alignment tool ?

Rock Auto can't tell me if the little plastic alignment tool comes with the Wells crank position sensor they sell, and there's no link I can see on the Wells site to find out.

AutoZone sells the...
Forum: Electrical Tech 02-18-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By macx
Frustrating engine control problem

93 Ranger with 5 speed and about 80k miles. Previous owner neglected it horribly. Symptoms are irregular frequent miss or stumble under load in 4th & esp in 5th, at moderate engine speeds in lower...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-29-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By macx
Still fighting no code and steady ck engine lite

Been working on this 93 every weekend since I bought it - one thng after another, sadly neglected.

Shortly after I got it, I noted an irregular but frequent miss under load in 5th esp (I don't...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-29-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By macx
Added temp gauge with numbers

Have read quite a few threads on 2.3's not running warm enuf, so thought I'd post my experience.

After installing a new 192 T-stat, removing the fan (mostly highway driving, cool enuf for short...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By macx
Strange TSP readings

93 2.3 Ranger 5 speed. Recently acquired, 90k miles, sadly neglected, been working on it every weekend for 2 months.

I have a lot of previous EEC-IV experience with my well modified 89 Linc Mk VII...
Forum: General Tech 01-22-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By macx
Shouldn't EGR vac solenoid seal against vacuum?

Been chasing a vacuum leak, vacuum is steady but 2+ pounds low in most situations.
Checking anything and everything that has vacuum to/thru it.

Found one - the plastic fitting going into the...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By macx
Re: OEM tach has to be from 4 cyl?

I've been watching and not seen anything that would fit a 93 but 'll sure take a look again.

Thanks!
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By macx
Re: OEM tach has to be from 4 cyl?

I added a pic of the Explorer tach showing the additional electronics
on the back of the board. Very little of that on the Ranger V6 tach.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By macx
Re: OEM tach has to be from 4 cyl?

Took both tachs out of the clusters -

The 94 Explorer tach and the other out of a V6 Ranger, altho
not sure what year. I do remember it was the same Gen is all.
At the time I wasn't concerned...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By macx
Re: OEM tach has to be from 4 cyl?

Thanks!

I didn't see a yellow knob when I looked at it, but with me that doesn't mean much! :o

I was going to remove the tach anyway to see if that would have any effect on my constant on check...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By macx
Re: 1992 Ranger STX 4-cyl, 5-speed

Yup, it's 24 mm. I found a 1/2" drive 24mm socket at Harbor Freight very reasonable, otherwise a big Sears store that has a complete tool selection is a good place, too, if you can find any Sears...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,823
Posted By macx
Re: Heater core gurgling?? Help

When I put in a new thermostat and radiator in a recently purchased 2.3 Ranger cuz the system was so neglected and crudded up from the previous owner, I tried to flush the heater core without...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-21-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By macx
OEM tach has to be from 4 cyl?

93 2.3 5 speed. I read somewhere recently that all Ranger tachs were the same, it was an extra ground wire that was used for a V6 application that was the only difference. I checked, and being an...
Forum: Misc Items 01-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By macx
2.3 4cyl Ranger oem tach for 93

Need an oem tach out of a 4 cyl Ranger about 89 to 94.

I've tried a V6 tach - didn't read right. Took it out of the cluster and it had a sticker on the back that said V6. Tried an Explorer...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-08-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,637
Posted By macx
Re: hesitation and missing on acceleration

Were they able to determine that by a fault code, or ?

I've run the codes on mine and there are no fault codes.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-08-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By macx
Way to test for weak coil?

93 8 plug 2.3 -

I suspect one or both coils may be weak and having a hard time
firing adequate spark under sustained load.

Runs fine until I get up into 5th gear, esp pulling up a grade.
...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-08-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,846
Posted By macx
Re: thermostat replacement,2.3 liter,2002

Wow! Yes, that's an expensive T-stat!

I buy a lot of parts from Rock Auto, they're most of the time significantly less expensive than the regular auto parts.

I looked on there and even there...
Forum: Misc Items 01-03-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By macx
Rear ABS modulator valve 89 to 95 Ranger

Those are the years that will fit, the explorer setup is totally different.

macx351@yahoo.com or pm me here

Thx!

Please, only one that you know from experience that it works.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By macx
Re: More power

First thing, of course, is going larger diameter tires reduces engine rpm - and therefore torque - at any given road speed in any gear.

I bought a 93 2.3 recently and the owner had just put on...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-02-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,753
Posted By macx
Re: 1996 Thermostat change

After removing the upper radiator hose, I took the fan & shroud off, then took the screw out of the timing belt cover - just the top screw - so I could tilt it to the right a little.

Then I pulled...
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