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Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By motomaniac
Whoops, way off. I'd check the IAC next.

Whoops, way off. I'd check the IAC next.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By motomaniac
If I recall correctly, pressure should be around...

If I recall correctly, pressure should be around 40 pounds. Might be higher. Start by checking for a clogged fuel filter.
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 03-06-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
What is the best way to perform this leak down...

What is the best way to perform this leak down test?
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 03-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
So I haven't had much time to work on the truck...

So I haven't had much time to work on the truck but I recently had a couple minutes. It's not much but I was able to check for coolant in the oil. Pulled the dipstick and nothing. Oil looks perfect...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Definitely white. Coolant? I ride dirtbikes so...

Definitely white. Coolant? I ride dirtbikes so when i burn coolant it's white smoke
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-23-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Re: 1988 2.9 V6 5 speed

So i finally had the time to work on the truck a little more. Got the new fuel filter in and checked pressure. Im sitting right at 35-38. Cleanin my IAC right now. Its idling a little rough but the...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Stupid question but..what and where is the IAC?

Stupid question but..what and where is the IAC?
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Re: 1988 2.9 V6 5 speed

it wilil start but it won't drive. I have a new fuel filter to throw in but i have been short on time. Im still trying to find time to check codes and fuel pressure. Does anybody know where the EEC...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Got the fuel pressure gauge. How do I check...

Got the fuel pressure gauge. How do I check pressure? With the motor running or just with the key on?
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Since the module on the back of the distributor...

Since the module on the back of the distributor went out, it's just been sitting. That's probably been 3 or so months. I have a new fuel filter to throw on, just need the time.
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Spark is reliable and I can smell the gas. I'll...

Spark is reliable and I can smell the gas. I'll check pressure once I find a way.
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-06-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
Re: 1988 2.9 V6 5 speed

Also, i've been hearing a lot about the MAP sensor...could a bad MAP cause these problems? I haven't tested for codes yet since I don't have a tester and my truck won't stay running long enough to...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
I'll have to run a compression and fuel pressure...

I'll have to run a compression and fuel pressure test later. As for plugs I went with the stick motor craft at I believe the .044 gap. Seeing as its the easiest fix, how do I check which wires go...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By motomaniac
1988 2.9 V6 5 speed

Hey there. I just picked up a non-running 1988 2.9L V6 with the 5 speed manual. Motor would crank but never turn over. I ended up replacing spark plugs, coil, spark plug wires, distributor cap and...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By motomaniac
Sweet, thanks for the help and quick reply

Sweet, thanks for the help and quick reply
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 02-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By motomaniac
ranger generations

My 1988 Ford ranger 2.9L V6 has been acting up on me lately. I can get a 1987 parts truck for a pretty cheap price. My only question is how close are these two trucks related? Will most if the parts...
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