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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-06-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Prages
Re: I'm no longer a Ranger owner.

I still miss the old Ranger sometimes, but I love my Jeep more than any other vehicle I've ever had.

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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 09-20-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Prages
Re: New engine 2000 3.0

My mileage went up when I put my crate engine in, but the old engine had two burnt exhaust valves that were causing the cylinders to misfire, so my mileage (and power) were terrible before the swap....
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-06-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Prages
I'm no longer a Ranger owner.

I bought my beloved 2000 Ranger Extended Cab 4x4 Off Road in July 2002 with 16,000 miles on it.

About a month ago, I bought a 2011 Jeep Wrangler.

A few days ago, I let the old Ranger go to a...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 09-06-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Prages
Re: 3.0 engine swap

You can reach the top bolts on the bell housing if you go in from the engine compartment. It's tight, but it's doable.

As for what has to come off...

All the wiring, all the plumbing, vacuum...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-02-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 501,527
Posted By Prages
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

I sold it.

Part of me is sad, but I know that after 14 years and over 200,000 miles and many bloody knuckles....it was time.

This is the first time since I got my drivers license that I...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-01-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Prages
Re: junkyard year swaps

I think you're right, but I'm not sure if an extended cab door and rear window would be compatible with a single cab.

I'm fairly certain that 98+ single cab would work for both.

For some...
Forum: Off Topic 07-01-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Prages
Re: not sure if i can ask

I'm pretty sure you should be reading about 14.5 volts with the engine running.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-01-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Prages
Re: Looking at 98 Ranger V6 4WD issues?

The vacuum driven hubs are know to give folks problems as well.

Also, check for rust, especially around the rear spring hangers and shackles.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-29-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,534
Posted By Prages
Re: Does your ranger have an accessory position

Yep. I, too, thought that you had to pull the lever, but I tested it on my truck yesterday sure enough, you only have to pull the lever to get from the on position to the lock position. Not to go...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-28-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Prages
Re: Flex Fuel Engine Question

It's not terrible if you have the right tools and an engine hoist.

Let me try to find the thread where I documented my engine swap.

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Here's the thread I did. I don't know how...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-27-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,534
Posted By Prages
Re: Does your ranger have an accessory position

Mine has the accessory position one click down from lock.

I believe you have to pull the lever like you're going to remove the key to get it back into the accessory position.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-27-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,475
Posted By Prages
Re: Your biggest regret

Not holding out for a 4.0.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-27-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Prages
Re: Flex Fuel Engine Question

The blocks should be the same, but the heads have differently shaped combustion chambers, I'm pretty sure.

When I did my swap, I got an ATK long block for $1899. 3 year, unlimited mileage...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-23-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Prages
Re: Stuck harmonic balancer

It seems like I remember there being a half moon key on mine. It's been a few years, though, so I may be remembering incorrectly.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-03-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Prages
Re: what is a wheel cyclinder...

To be more specific, the wheel cylinder is the piece of drum brakes that pushes the brake shoes against the drum when you hit the brake pedal.
...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Prages
Re: Need/want Ford Ranger

As for the clutch problem, $250 will get you a new master cylinder, slave cylinder, clutch plate, and pressure plate.

Yeah, it's a bear of a job, but if you can do the work yourself, it'll save...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-23-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Prages
Re: Guess who gets to replace their slave cylinder!

Funny story about my dad.

When the clutch went out on my 1993 Explorer, he said "get it here and we'll replace it."

I got it there, and we replaced it. I also learned many new curse words (and...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Prages
Re: rear axle

Ah, I overlooked that part of his post.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Prages
Re: rear axle

And I think the axle from anything late 90s to late 2000s should bolt right up. I don't know what year they changed to disc brakes, but everything before that back to at least 98 or so should work....
Forum: General Tech 12-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Prages
Re: First time working on a truck

While I agree that a 30 piece or 100 piece set would get you most of what you need, it never fails that there's always ONE FREAKING THING that you need that you don't have.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 501,527
Posted By Prages
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Wow.

Those things were completely shot.
Forum: General Tech 12-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Prages
Re: First time working on a truck

Good point.

Having light is mandatory.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Prages
Re: 2011 Ranger price check

I, personally, wouldn't pay anywhere near $20k for a Ranger.

Then again, I, personally wouldn't pay anywhere near $20k for pretty much any vehicle.

I bought my 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Off-Road for...
Forum: General Tech 12-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Prages
Re: First time working on a truck

You have to have a decent jack.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-21-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 501,527
Posted By Prages
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

This is the third time I've done this job (once on a '93 Explorer and twice on this Ranger).

This Forum taught me after the second time how to bleed it without wasting a gallon of brake fluid and...
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