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Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 10-27-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,468
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: belt replacement and tightening

Yup, crow bars and sledge hammers have a place in your mechanics toolbox.

The power steering actually has an adjuster, not sure about the AC but it should too (mine ain't got one).
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 10-19-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,428
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: 90 ranger 2.9 runs bad when hot

My 90 did that with timing out by 2 degrees!

Assuming it's not that I'd check the coolant temp sensor, fuel pressure, exhaust for leaks, O2, and MAP... this is a job for a multimeter!

I could...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-09-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 173,028
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-01-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Ford ranger t6 differential

It's its own thing. The old rangers where 35 equivalent on the front, 60 on the back but where Ford not Spicer manufactured (Dana is a brand). The diff on the T6 I believe is an 8.8 32-spline but is...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-01-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Transmission won't shift into any gear

When they are going, doing maintenance is the kiss of death. Because you were slipping, flushing it just was the last straw and the clutch packs are no longer engaging
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-01-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: 1998 ford ranger 2.5 very slow acceleration on 4th and even slower on 5

My 2.3 started to get really sluggish (even for a dog) as the clutch went. Test it by seeing if the engine will stall with the clutch out in fourth.
Forum: Other Engine Tech 09-01-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: 2.3 radiator work for my 2.9 1990 bronco 2?

I wouldn't try it, 2.9's love to heat grenade. But it should fit the frame mounts due to standardized parts.


Why no just hang the AT radiator out of a 4.0 explorer if desperate? The trans cooler...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-01-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Anyone ever try Berryman 3 step?

I've used real de-carbon treatments professionally before. The real ones have to "sit" in the engine for a while.

Yet, what are you trying to do? I've open blown engines with no fouling. Ever...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-01-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Check Engine light code P1443

If you have a bunch of other tools.

Here's a link to a how too: http://www.tomshints.com/FordRanger/FR_EPS.htm your Google-fu needs work young one.

Moderator: this isn't spam please don't kill...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 09-01-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: What years does the ranger. Have the 2.9 in it

Up to 91 at least, I think it was out by the end of 92 (but you never know what old stock they used up). It came in with EFI around 85
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 09-01-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Lifter noise when hot on hiway

IDK about oil pressure always causing lifter noise. My Miata had it from day one because the OEM clearanced the lifters a bit oddly and the TSB was never done. And I think every Honda motorcycle is...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 09-01-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Paranoid about heat

I think I fixed the overheat... one of the thermostat bolts had sheared off!

Anyways, no it seems to hang out in the "NOR" neighborhood with a 192 thermostat. Still curious.
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 08-31-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Lifter noise when hot on hiway

What kinda noise?

Can you hear the noise out of the tailpipe?
Around the engine?

We need more info to help
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 08-31-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Paranoid about heat

I have a 2.9 4x4 with a 4" lift. Wanna swap a 4.0 in but that's out of budget at the moment (it's the electronics part that kills it).

It has 2 new heads, a new rad 4.0 explorer HD piece, new...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-29-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Back Window Hardware 2nd gen barn door

Anyone have the metal trim come off? I'm not even sure I have all the pieces by the looks of things.

Do I have to buy it whole or does anyone in SO Cal (I.E.) have a set to sell used?

Thanks!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-07-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Hi from Colton

Thanks ya'll!
Forum: General Tech 07-06-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Master cylinder suggestions?

I was a shop mechanic, normally we'd use top-level but still "off the shelf" in a part's house mystery box. Acdelco straight up is Chevy OEM, and the other big names have earned it.

The most...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-06-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: Vacuum problems

That's the Evap system that burns fumes from your tank. Normally if it was shot with a shotgun your truck would just idle a bit high...

Do you have a CEL?

It sounds like you have a full...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 07-06-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: abnormal clutch petal play issues..

Sounds like a leaky master cylinder, or a bad slave could do it too. That lake of resistance is air in the system or bad seals letting fluid through (if you press the lever does the reservoir...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 07-06-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: 90 2.9 cranks, but no spark

Check the fuse, then for 12 volts and ground at the coil. My 2.9 (Cali version) has odd wiring from the factory. Are you in Kaliforniastan?
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 07-06-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: 88 ranger wont start

Check the fuel pump relay (green on passenger side) and the inertia switch (passenger side carpet).

Bump what Collierdog said; check electrical if you don't hear a "whirl" from the tank when you...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 07-06-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Re: What problems does a 2.9l have ?

Mine rotted out the valves in So Cal... so it depends on the vehicle at this point.

Depends on the year, 89?-2 fixed the head issues (they just crack in the normal places now :D ) and if an OEM...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Von Leonhardt
Talking Hi from Colton

I've owned a ranger in the past, a 2.3 dog with a 5 speed.

I just picked up a p.o.s. 2.9 1991.

I did a full tune up (dizzy cap was missing the coil piece), replaced the injectors, got all the...
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