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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-03-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,889
Posted By cotcu
2001 Starting Problem

Hi, Hope someone here can help. I went to start my truck this morning and it appeared the battery was dead (weak dome light and no dash lights). When I turned the key off I could hear a buzzing noise...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-14-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,458
Posted By cotcu
Re: To all owners of 3.0L flex fuel trucks with spark knock! Must read!

Do you need to do anything special to run E85? I have the flex fule 3.0 but have never ran anything except regular unleaded.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-14-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,382
Posted By cotcu
Re: Coolant Flush

Thanks for the reply, I was just a little concerned because it looked like muddy water.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-13-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,382
Posted By cotcu
Re: Coolant Flush

Thanks again for the help. Any idea what would make the antifreeze dirty? I mean it was really brown and nasty looking. Thanks again.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,382
Posted By cotcu
Re: Coolant Flush

Thank you for the reply, I was told to put a hose in the resevoir and let water run through the system with the vehicle running until only clear water comes out of the drain. Is that an option....
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,382
Posted By cotcu
Coolant Flush

Hi, can anyone direct me to or give me a step by step for a coolant flush. I''ve never done one before and I don't want to mess it up. sorry for the simple question but like I said I've never done...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 01-24-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,637
Posted By cotcu
Manual Transmission Problem

Hi, I have a 94 ranger 2.3l with a manual 5 speed transmission. I have a problem with it that I have no clue how to address. When the engine is running it will not come out of gear. If I sit with the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-18-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,384
Posted By cotcu
you are correct, the part you circled in red is...

you are correct, the part you circled in red is the gasket. I also am not sure about pulling the engine. One thing I was thinkning is I might loosen the pan bolts and try to re-seat the gasket.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
Thank You!:)

Thank You!:)
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-17-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,384
Posted By cotcu
I hope I can explain this good enough. This photo...

I hope I can explain this good enough. This photo was taken laying under the truck, the bolts you can see in the picture are in the oil pan, and I believe that is the gasket behind the haromic...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-16-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,384
Posted By cotcu
Oil Pan Gasket Question

Hi Everyone I've attached a picture that I took while under my ranger checking for a leak. this is right behind the crank pulley. In my opinion this is the oil pan gasket that is coming out the front...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
Will do, and again thanks a million for all your...

Will do, and again thanks a million for all your help!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
I can't thank you enough. This is exactly what I...

I can't thank you enough. This is exactly what I needed, thanks so much for taking the time to do it. By the way any idea how long this should take me?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
If you don't mind that would be great! and...

If you don't mind that would be great! and greatly appreciated.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
that would be most helpful, but that seems like...

that would be most helpful, but that seems like alot of work for you. I can pick up a haynes manual at autozone. but thanks a ton for the offer!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
was wondering if there was a 'how to' on here on...

was wondering if there was a 'how to' on here on how to replace it.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By cotcu
New Member from Ohio

Hello Everyone, I have a 2001 3.0L, extended cab, 4 door with 59,000 miles on it. Found this forum and thought I would browse around and see if I can figure out how to replace my water pump. Looking...
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