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Forum: Suspension Tech 09-30-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,333
Posted By 1STranger
Wheel bearing spec

Does anyone know what the spec for front wheel bearing play is? I have a 2005 2wd and the front wheel bearings seem like they keep loosening. I don't know if there is a problem or if the amount of...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 09-03-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Common Question I Have Asked. No answer

I'm no automatic trans guru but i would have to say not much. the loss of efficiency from an automatic to a manual is mostly from the torque converter, oil pump, and the extra weight of the moving...
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-31-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Tie Rods, Ball joints etc.

i have been disappointing with moog. I installed moog balljoints and tie rods on my truck recently and within a week one of my tie rod boots is torn completely open. Also, one of the ball joints is...
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-15-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Cupped front tires

so i finally got all the problems sorted out on my front end. the tire wear that i was experiencing was heel-toe wear not cupping. I found play in the wheel bearings so i changed those and put new...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-20-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By 1STranger
Re: wheel bearing trouble

After further inspection i need new spindles. does anyone know where i can get them and how much?
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-18-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By 1STranger
wheel bearing trouble

i have a 2005 ford ranger that has been giving me trouble since i bought it. It started cupping the front tires after about 3,000 miles. Since then i have replace the lower ball joints, wheel...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By 1STranger
Re: balljoint replacement

i recently did this job. i recommend putting the ball joints in the freezer until just before you install them. I did this on one side and it was a hundred times easier installing a cold ball joint...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Balljoint Issues

Has anyone replaced their ball joints without an impact wrench for the ball joint press? I don't have shop air and don't want to get stuck in the middle of replacing ball joints.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-28-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By 1STranger
Re: maf wont work .

if it doesn't run like it should with a known good maf, then there must be a broken/pinched/loose wire somewhere. do you know what kind of accident it was in? where the damage was? etc...
Forum: General Tech 06-21-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By 1STranger
Re: I need a fuel additive!

i'm not going to flat out say that ethanol is good or bad but instead talk about the good and the bad.

Just because your truck is running like shit doesn't mean you should flip out about the damn...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-19-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Cupped front tires

well i was wrong....sort of. I readjusted my wheel bearings today since i have some trips to make before i will be able to replace them. Once i got it all back together i rechecked the ball joints...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-18-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By 1STranger
Re: Cupped front tires

i've checked the ball joints and tie rods. everything is tight. even checked the control arm bushings and they are fine. Wheel bearings have slight play in them so i am going to replace those.
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,510
Posted By 1STranger
Re: 100K+ Maintenance

definitely replace the shackles, all four shocks, and the front wheel bearings. these are all maintenance items for a ranger with that many miles. check to see if any of the bushings, ball joints,...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-16-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,688
Posted By 1STranger
Re: How to check bushings and ball joints???

There are a few things you need to do to thoroughly check your ball joints. First is the quick check. Have someone rock the steering wheel back and forth while the wheels are on the ground and look...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-15-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By 1STranger
Cupped front tires

I just bought a 2005 ranger with 70,000 miles on it a month ago. It is a standard cap 2.3L five speed. The problem i am having is that it came with new tires and after 3,000 miles the tires are...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,338
Posted By 1STranger
Re: go propane or not

Propane will decrease power about 10% at high RPM's but may actually increase low end power, especially when the engine is cold. You can start the engine on propane, the need for two tanks is that...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By 1STranger
Re: 03 2.3 bog issue

Try clearing the fuel trims by disconneting both wires from the battery and touching them together, this clears the memory on the computer. Sounds like its running lean. If it is the fuel trims, the...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-20-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By 1STranger
Re: "Dead zone" at 90% Throttle or more . . .

check to see if your getting strong spark. weak spark will cause problems at high RPM
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-15-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,142
Posted By 1STranger
Re: 2.3L manual transmission fill

just buy a transfer pump. they're cheap and will make the job a lot easier
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