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Forum: Exterior Tech 02-01-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
Well guys, I regret this whole thing. From the...

Well guys, I regret this whole thing. From the start, I should've stopped once I knew the cable was bad.

My mechanic ripped me off. 105 for a release cable, 72 for labor. The same guy who did a...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-29-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
Thank you very much for your effort sir. It's...

Thank you very much for your effort sir. It's appreciated.

I actually had an appointment set up to do rear brakes tomorrow and totally forgot that my mechanic would need the hood open....
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-29-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
Update: Was reading on a forum (this one or...

Update: Was reading on a forum (this one or another) where a guy said he used an open ignition wrench to get the bolts out of the grill.

He then apparently removed some trim behind the grill, then...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
I appreciate the consideration for photos. Also...

I appreciate the consideration for photos. Also Skylark, I appreciate your help too.

You have a point about my brother's truck. The engine is out of it because of anti freeze leaking into the...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-28-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
The problem is, my brother's F-250 is in the...

The problem is, my brother's F-250 is in the garage and I have nowhere else warm to work on it. It's 27 degrees outside. And my brother lately has been in a mood and not wanting to help even in the...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-27-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
I understand what you're saying, but I've seen...

I understand what you're saying, but I've seen videos on YouTube of people popping the F-series models open by twisted a secondary latch to the right side of the vehicle. Nothing on the Ranger latch...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-27-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
So I'm either hacking the grill off (my father...

So I'm either hacking the grill off (my father just got it from the junk yard) or messing around with the latch until it finally gives?

I'm not even sure removing the grill will give me access to...
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-26-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
You really think I can get a mirror in there? ...

You really think I can get a mirror in there?

I see that other Ford trucks have a manual release on the latch. But I can't see or locate it on my Ranger.

There's gotta be some way of doing it.
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-26-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
Therein lies the problem... Hoping I can...

Therein lies the problem...

Hoping I can find a way to do it. Luckily not an emergency but not a covienience thing either.
Forum: Exterior Tech 01-25-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By PearlCommander
My 98 had a disconnected hood release cable for...

My 98 had a disconnected hood release cable for the longest time. Today I tried installing one that my brother picked up for me.

Got it through the firewall, hooked it up to the hood latch....
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 01-14-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By PearlCommander
Air filter was changed this past fall. Been...

Air filter was changed this past fall. Been probably a year and a half since the fuel filter was changed. No warnings lights on the dash.

Transmission shop said there was nothing they could do...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-13-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By PearlCommander
Transmission shop says nothing wrong?

Okay so If my Sig doesn't already indicate it, I have a 98 3.0 with 193,000 on it

It has been shifting with hesitation and I see what looks like the 2-3 flare. The hesitation seems to kick in...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-23-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By PearlCommander
Re: Help! New rear window came with no nuts!

So I didn't mean to keep this thread in limbo. Haha. Sorry guys. I should have gotten ahold of rockauto for that. I saw their "return/report a problem" page and it asked where it was sent from? So I...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-19-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By PearlCommander
Thumbs down Help! New rear window came with no nuts!

So I just got a new rear window for my 98 from Rockauto because a couple of the threads broke on my old one. One was rusted and snapped instantly.

The current window also had a water leak and...
Forum: Interior Tech 09-23-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By PearlCommander
The entire window. It's the inner weatherseal for...

The entire window. It's the inner weatherseal for it
Forum: Interior Tech 09-23-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By PearlCommander
Help! Trying to fix extended cab rear window leak

So I finally took apart my interior today and popped the window out so I could replace the weather seal.

I bought Frost King's 3/8 vinyl weatherstrip and the window won't pop back into place. The...
Forum: Northeastern Region 09-13-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By PearlCommander
Right. I found a page that actually sells the...

Right. I found a page that actually sells the whole panel:

http://www.fixmyrust.com/Category/1993-2011_Ranger

Not sure if that's the route I'd want to go or just getting the right sheet metal.
Forum: General Tech 09-13-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By PearlCommander
Yeah, I don't think I have cat issues And I...

Yeah, I don't think I have cat issues

And I do suppose a fuel filter would be a good preventative thing

I think I was just being paranoid. I flipped on the defrost as a test and sure enough,...
Forum: Northeastern Region 09-13-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By PearlCommander
Interesting. Wonder where I might find that...

Interesting. Wonder where I might find that pre-formed patch?

Considering taking the Bondo back, unless I need it for something?

Seems like welding would be less expensive than all this Bondo...
Forum: Northeastern Region 09-13-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By PearlCommander
My brother does all the welding. What type of...

My brother does all the welding. What type of metal would I need for that? I'm not very mechanically inclined.

And about surface imperfections...the one photo I took? That isn't a hole, just where...
Forum: Northeastern Region 09-13-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By PearlCommander
Body Work advice needed

Hey guys,

My 98 has a few rust spots and road paint on it that I'm trying to get with Bondo Glass product. I also bought self etching primer

A guy at National Coating and Supplies quoted me for...
Forum: Audio / Video 08-17-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By PearlCommander
Re: Compact amp or normal?

Stop buying everything on Crutchfield! :D

I got their P300-10 powered sub and paid 190 and free shipping on Amazon. It fills in Metal great, gives Punk better midbass, and classics like Run DMC...
Forum: Audio / Video 08-09-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By PearlCommander
Re: Compact amp or normal?

Hmm. That's an interesting perspective. Is 60 a pair on RF coaxials bad?

I'd also would have preferred a Kenwood HU, as I see they have some good features, but the deal on mine was too good to...
Forum: General Tech 08-09-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By PearlCommander
Re: Revving at Idle and Acceleration decline

Fuel filter was replaced a little over a year ago. Not sure about the cat.

No check engine light. Have not hooked up a scanner to see if there's any logged codes

These problems are very...
Forum: General Tech 08-05-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By PearlCommander
Exclamation Revving at Idle and Acceleration decline

So, after having my IAC and EGR valves replaced, The Pearl has been acting strangely.

With how sluggish the 3.0 is, sometimes it's hard to tell if it's just the engine or if something is up, but...
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