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Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By James R
Re: 2001 4.0 sohc dead, need some next steps.

On my son's truck -2003 4.0l, we had a faulty fuel pump.

But before we figured the pump out we tried starting it on carb cleaner spray, brake cleaner spray, and a couple of other sprays and it...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain Parts 04-20-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0L SOHC - 1 piston & rod with several rod bolts+nuts

Sorry I could not tell if you were saying do or don't use plastigauge.

I'm not needing a piston to go back into an engine, I need one or two or maybe 3, to measure for weight & strength, of the...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain Parts 04-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0L SOHC - 1 piston & rod with several rod bolts+nuts

I am definitely interested, but I would be extra interested in a setup that was marked before dis-assembly. I'm also interested in extra rod bolts as well. What is the history of this set? How many...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain Parts 04-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By James R
4.0L SOHC - 1 piston & rod with several rod bolts+nuts

I need 1 piston & rod with several rod bolts+nuts(preferably same nut from same bolt) from a 4.0L SOHC. 2003 if it is important...
I'm trying to measure the weight and the strength of the rod bolts,...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-18-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By James R
Wanted-1 piston & rod with several rod bolts SOHC 4L

I need 1 piston & rod with several rod bolts+nuts(preferably same nut from same bolt) from a 4.0 SOHC.
I'm trying to measure the weight and the strength of the rod bolts.

If you are going to take...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-15-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By James R
BJB Fuse #1=50A -- What does it power?? - Dead Battery after week of rest

We are tracking down a key off power drain from the battery. If it is left un-driven for a week the battery will be dead enough to not turn the engine over w/o recharging or jumping off.

When the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By James R
Re: engine stutters.

These loose "connections" should still show up as sensors out of range somehow...maybe even a wrong sensor if it was a grounding problem because a ground can service several sensors...

You should...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-11-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By James R
Re: engine stutters.

Here is a long shot...
How tight/loose is the throttle body shaft in the TB.
Does it move left-right? Up-down? Forwards/backwards? 1 side forwards/ 1 side backwards?
Does the engine speed change...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-11-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By James R
which fuel pump?

Hi,

We're working on the '03 FX4 4x4 4.0l SOHC Extended cab(suicide door) and the fuel pump has been acting up lately, to the point where it doesn't even turn on when the key is turned sometimes....
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By James R
Re: engine stutters.

Could also be a bad intake valve guide or a valve seal on the intake valve as well for the oil problem , not so much the stutter.
How about a compression test wet & dry??
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-09-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By James R
Re: 94 4.0L Cal smog Nox too high

Alcohol/Methanol will reduce NOX...
Water injection will reduce NOX...
More fuel will reduce NOX...
Retarding the ignition will reduce NOX...
Working EGR reduces NOX...
Excess carbon deposits...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-08-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By James R
5 Cyls & No spark plug wire for 20-30K Miles !!

Continuing to work on the '03 Ranger and we just found 1 spark plug wire completely off of the plug-laying on top of the engine(front plug on drivers side). This engine is a little bit amazing in...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By James R
Re: Truck died once again

What is the deal with the wires? -- What is "hot wires" & "overloaded wires"?? Who is telling you this??
Now they are fine?

Also, you will probably not get a cash refund, just another pump from...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-02-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By James R
Re: Rebuild or New?

A friend of mine has a '94 Aerostar 4.0l OHV. When his transmission went out in '98 at 46K mi, he took it to a Ford Dealer and got a REMANUFACTURED FRED JONES transmission with 10K mi warranty(they...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-01-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0l SOHC rattles on cold start

Thanks for your answers 02RangerFX4, but...





No it is not related to the CV Axle nut. It is the axle tube mount on the drivers side, between the starter and the body, near the heat shield...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0l SOHC rattles on cold start

At this moment we still do not KNOW what the noise problem is, but we do know the engine bearings are in excellent condition. We pulled the oil pan & cradle off and there was barely a scuff mark on...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-01-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By James R
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-28-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By James R
Re: Truck died once again

I don't think the pump should run with the key switch in accessory.

Do you mean 'ACCESSORY' with the key turned away from the start & run positions, or did you mean the key is in the 'ON-RUN'...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-28-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By James R
Re: Truck died once again

How about electric power to fuel pump.

My truck has died mysteriously a couple of times & no electric pump sounds during the failure. 10 minutes to 1 hour later and it is back to running good for...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-21-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,295
Posted By James R
Re: Cats

This is 1 million miles
Did you mean 1 million miles??
1000 x 1k = 1,000,000 - 1 million miles



Thank you & many apologies sir...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-21-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By James R
Re: Need help replacing pos cable to starter

Sounds like the solenoid is a possible candidate as well as the battery cable....

If the battery cable is not passing current to the solenoid, jumping a dead cable to the solenoid start terminal...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-19-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By James R
Re: Long crank time

You could have a leaking injector flooding the engine causing long starting cycles as well and causing fuel pressure to drop quickly after shut-off.

2c

Good Luck!
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0l SOHC rattles on cold start

Thank you all for the attention you are giving us and out tensioners.

We are researching tensioners in our local JY's, as well as this site. These are our current results....

^^^NOT...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0l SOHC rattles on cold start

Thanks for this reply

This answer "sounds' like your motor was continuously making noise until it was warm.

My motor makes noise for 1-2 seconds and clacks like a diesel for about 6 clacks.
...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-14-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By James R
Re: 4.0l SOHC rattles on cold start

As far as I can tell, I would have to remove the intake manifold to get the front tensioner, is that correct?
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