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Forum: Interior Tech 07-23-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: New ignition lock/actuator problem

after hours online I found that it needs a gear drive/washer/and snap ring. Now if anyone could help me out on which gear drive I need. I have found 2 part numbers:

D4AZ3E717A
F3TZ-3E717-A
Forum: Interior Tech 07-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By Kmartcivic
New ignition lock/actuator problem

I just bought a new ignition cylinder and a new ignition actuator for my 87 ranger. My question is, should there be something inbetween these two parts? Cause when I put the ignition cylinder in,...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-08-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,938
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: Charcoal canister/ purge solenoid help on 87 2.3

Thank for the pictures. Im thinking this truck uses a vacuum operated solenoid not an electrical one now.. Cause I cant find any information in my repair manual about the electrical connector. Plus...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,938
Posted By Kmartcivic
Charcoal canister/ purge solenoid help on 87 2.3

Im trying to get my ranger up and running better than it is. I have the charcoal canister with the one line that leads to the gas tank and thats it. I know the other one will go to the vacuum...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-20-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,380
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: Battery Light

I'm not driving my truck right now cause I finished turbo'ing my civic. But I was reading through some electrical diagrams. I'm wondering if a faulty ignition switch could be the problem. Try...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: Want to replace viper alarm with viper alarm

Viper alarms come with a lifetime warranty. Find a dei or viper dealer and they should be able to send it in and get a new one for you. My old job that's how it worked. It may take a little...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: my guage lights went out.

Make sure your illumination wire (orange wire on aftermarket plug in harness) and dimmer (orange/white) are insulated good. Sounds like its grounding out.
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: Want to replace viper alarm with viper alarm

Most viper alarms or dei brands use basically the same plugs. Look on the back of the main unit (brain) it should show all the wire colors and where they go. DEI uses the same color wires for each...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,380
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: Battery Light

I have the same problem with my 87. Only happens at night for me (just my luck) so it looks like a disco party with the headlights pulsating. I can't figure it out either. I just hit some potholes...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-18-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By Kmartcivic
Where do these wires go?

I have an 87 Ranger with the 2.3 4 banger. I know Its missing some emission sensors, just wondering what each of these plugs actually do. I have 3 plugs on the driver side wheel well area. The...
Forum: Project Logs 03-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: $350 87 Ranger Project

So I registered her yesterday. 496 bucks to do it. That kinda made me mad. But after messing with the timing a little bit I got her running pretty smooth. This truck kinda confuses me though. ...
Forum: Project Logs 02-27-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: $350 87 Ranger Project

Yeah, my pops got me into it "put my first engine in my 79 camaro when I was 15"

I love projects. Im always normally buying honda civics and accords w blown engines or screwed up trannys. ...
Forum: Project Logs 02-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: $350 87 Ranger Project

I put a cheapo aiwa head unit I had laying around in it. Wow what a wiring mess. Everytime Id put the fuse in for the dome light it would pop. P/O had the 12v constant from the truck hooked to the...
Forum: Project Logs 02-27-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kmartcivic
$350 87 Ranger Project

Ok, well I posted some pics and things and questions that were going on with this truck in some other pages, so I figured Ill put it all in one build thread. Bought the truck initially to drive...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-27-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

Well I used 80w gear oil. Shifts like butter. Doesn't grind going into first or reverse anymore. So there it is. This particular tranny goes with 80w. gear oil.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-21-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

I searched and searched this forever and found nothing anywhere else. I repair manual also calls for 80w up to 87. So mines an 87 so thats what ill put in her. Thanks
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

Thanks for all the help. Ill be using gear oil. It does have a removable pan on the bottom. Aluminum one with ribs going down it. The repair manual says up to 87 to use 80w so Ill go with that. ...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-19-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

Oh man. Now Im really not sure what to use. Im getting so many different answers. Maybe Ill just put the gear oil in it and see if it stops grinding in first. And drive it around a little bit. ...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

This is a bastard of a truck. Parts from all different years. Its an 87, the repair manual says 80w up to 87. The owners manual that came with the truck is an 85 so thats no help. Only thing I...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-19-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kmartcivic
5sp. trans fluid 80w gear oil of ATF?

My tranny I have is a E77A AFA. Not sure if it is the original from my 87 2.3 ranger or not. So I was unsure about this transmission as to what type of oil it uses.

There are so many different...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-19-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 95 2.3 swap in 87 ranger possible?

Wow! I just keep posting really dumb ideas. I realized when I got over to the truck that using the dual plug head and intake mani, I wouldn't be able to put the dizzy on. Ok guys, sorry, Ill look...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 95 2.3 swap in 87 ranger possible?

yeah its the 8 plug head. I was just going to use the 4 plugs and forget about the other 4. Unless there is something wrong with doing that?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-18-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: 95 2.3 swap in 87 ranger possible?

yeah when i first looked at my block today i said to myself "damn that was a really dumb post". Anyway, I ended up getting the 95 engine and swapping out the rods/pistons into the old block. I plan...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-18-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kmartcivic
95 2.3 swap in 87 ranger possible?

I was going to pick one up when I read that they eliminated the distributor hole on 95 and up 2.3s. My question is, is there a way to actually drill the distributor hole in the block and make it...
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 02-16-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kmartcivic
Re: My $350 87 Ranger xlt

So I have the whole motor torn down to just a few bolts and ready to pull. Ill be pulling it out tomorrow and see what the insides of this grease bucket look like.
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