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Forum: Drivetrain Tech 11-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Front drive shaft seal

My front drive shaft is leaking where it enters the pumpkin.
I am debating whether to do it myself or have it done....
Anyone done this and know how to do it, know prices roughly, or where to find...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 03-28-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Got Pulled Over For Having An Exhaust Tip????

I like how in that vid the guy is ready to show it off, and drives lake a real *******....... jerkin all around, it is people like that complaining why cops pull them over........ perhaps ignorance?...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: what are these wires called?

IMHO, That would look better in my engine compartment, not yours......but I am a fan of color matching, my alternator is powdercoated the same color as my truck, i never did anything extra like that...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-22-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Anyone know the redline for 2005 4.0L?

Ive had mine just about peg the Tach, dont do it a lot, but I have, pulling into traffic and stuff like that.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-21-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By RCS MacGyver
I myself wouldn't do it unless I had the bed off,...

I myself wouldn't do it unless I had the bed off, or dropped the tank. But this hose I had to replace was on the top of the fuel pump thing, outside the tank, and was only like 4 inches long, ended...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Strange Idle?

My truck does that and IAC wasnt it, it just does it. but it is literally only like 100 rpms difference or so.
I think it is just the computer regulating itself.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-18-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: engine temp goes up and down?

LOL, I was going to say Ground cable, my Grandpa brought his mower to me to figure out a similar issue (this mower is beast, hydraulics, the works) and it ended up being a ground cable as well. :( ...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-18-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,076
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: what size tap for 4.0 spark plug hole? ASAP!

I like Botta's answer, and must add that you use a vac while doing it to ensure no metal goes into the cylinder. On small engines I use a house vacs crevice tool to increase the suction in that area...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Smell gas once in a while when i open back window

Is it only after a fillup?
there is a vent hose back there, but it connects right back to the filler neck on mine.
One thing it could be if yours is set up like my ranger is a small hose the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-15-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By RCS MacGyver
As far as gas mileage, I get at this time of year...

As far as gas mileage, I get at this time of year 15 to 18 out of my 03 4wd ext cab running highway. Get like 11 in city.
As far as radiator smell, one thing to check is the clamps on the radiator...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-15-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,952
Posted By RCS MacGyver
You can buy gasket paper from napa, we buy it all...

You can buy gasket paper from napa, we buy it all the time for my work and cut our own. Also you could use a gasket sealant maybe in a small quantity like rtv or something. It isn't a huge deal to...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-15-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By RCS MacGyver
One thing I can add is the spark plugs are...

One thing I can add is the spark plugs are different as well, different heat range, and gap is different. 2004 and up uses a gap like .054 and my 2003 uses a :064 gap. That tells me that the spark...
Forum: Exterior Parts 03-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,612
Posted By RCS MacGyver
From experience, they shouldn't come off even...

From experience, they shouldn't come off even under pretty good high pressure. It all depends on the vinyl manufacturer, but I even wax mine, and I always heard don't do that. Just watch sharp...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 03-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By RCS MacGyver
MBRP exhaust on 2003 ranger 4.0 SOHC! Big YES!

I just got done putting the exhaust on my truck, and wow, it is awesome, not too loud, no drone, sounds really good. I highly suggest this setup. My truck is a supercab FX4 L2, maybe short cab might...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By RCS MacGyver
I would look into the idle positioning sensor, or...

I would look into the idle positioning sensor, or make sure your pedal cable is all free and lube that a little. I had my cable sticking, and during this last week had that section apart and cleaned...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By RCS MacGyver
I am 30, moved here when I was 14 or so. Used to...

I am 30, moved here when I was 14 or so. Used to live in chicagoland area. I graduated carlyle high school in 99
We used to come down here in the summers when I was little and stay with my...
Forum: Project Logs 03-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,807
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: My Truck (PIC HEAVY!!!!)

I might try that on mine, maybe I will test a different item to see how much abuse it will take first, looks awesome though!
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Will a B-series camper fit a ranger?

@LivelifeChill, I am in Carlyle. Nice quiet area, small town, Right by the lake :)
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,942
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: help, new alternator does not fix problem

I have seen batteries do some weird things before. I hope that is it since the age is where they normally have issues. I usually see them go out at 4 years. :(
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,987
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: shifts hard into 3rd gear (automatic)

The way that the shops do it is pretty nice, and could also be done at home using a different method achieving the same results, BUT, 90 bucks aint bad at all. They do not change that filter, and...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-04-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Will a B-series camper fit a ranger?

@JDnumber3, I have it on craigslist for 300 OBO, It is in soutern illinois right now, I just took it off my truck, had it on there for a few years, (3 i think at the most) And I took my truck to...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,942
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: help, new alternator does not fix problem

I have seen a battery read at 13.2 volts before when newer, dont know why it was reading so high, but 2 meters confirmed it.
Are the voltage regulators built into the alternators? if not I would...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,987
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: shifts hard into 3rd gear (automatic)

Make sure your fluid isnt low for starters

Trans problems are hard to diagnose spot on, but I would recommend a trans oil change, and add something like trans X to it.
It might not be called...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Ranger Shakes and almost stalls when I slow down

A quick check of the alternator could be done, just hook up a set of test leads to a volt meter, get a reading of your battery, lets say it reads 11.8 volts, then you start the truck, and go test the...
Forum: General Tech 03-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,245
Posted By RCS MacGyver
Re: Replace bed bolts?

I replaced my fuel pump a few months ago, and kept getting a random check engine light, my uncle said it is probably the o ring on the tank top, so I had to take it off again to fix that, and I am...
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