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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Camshaft Synchro?

Use a marks a lot to mark the engine at the base of the syn . There is a moon shaped circle on the Syn just under the sensor wire plug extension, and that is where I marked it for orientation. This...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-20-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Camshaft Synchro?

You will likely need a light of some type to see down into the back area of the motor, and may have to disconnect some wires etc that are in your way getting to the Syn. I found it better to place a...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-20-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Is Pure Ethanol worth putting in my motor?

The only entities who get any benefit out of ethanol are the corn growers of America. It is all a political boondoggle which was sold to the American public by special interests and Politicians. But...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Camshaft Synchro?

I replaced the camshaft synch. and cam position sensor at 120K on my 2000 Ranger V6 3.0 FF due to published concerns I had heard about them. I had not received any codes or noises etc on my truck. I...
Forum: How-To Submissions 08-07-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,934
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: How To: Replace front brakes: Pads, Rotors, wheel bearings

Good write up. I just replaced my front wheel bearings/races/seals on a 2000 Ranger 2 W drive with 120 K a few days ago. Your write up would have helped me greatly. I did not change the rotors or...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-23-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,529
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Code P0340 Cam Sync Sensor

I am not an expert on the subject, but replaced the CS and CPS on my 2000 3.0L Ranger at 120K just a couple of days ago. I did it as preventive maintenance and found both the CS and CPS in good...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Camshaft Syncronizer Replacement.

I am sure you found a answer to your question by now, but I am submitting this reply in case anyone else later had a question about the procedure. There is a yellow circle on the side of the CS that...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-12-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: fix or a new truck?

I am going thru the same process at present with my 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 FF with 119 K on it. I am hoping to get another year out of it, but it seems that it has become one thing after the other...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 53,704
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: who all has rough idle in a 3.0?

I have a 2000 Ranger extended cab 3.0L FF with 119K and about two weeks ago I got the "rough idle". I do not have any starting problems. It seems worse with the AC on and the engine under load....
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,546
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Oxygen sensor

If you have a code reader you can locate the bad one quicker. There will be one on the drivers side exhaust manifold before the converter and one on the passenger side exhaust manifold before the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-08-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,635
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Spark Plug Help

After reading all the posts on this subject I could find, I decided to do the 100,000 mile spark plug, plug wire and PCV valve change myself on my 2000 V6 3.0L FF Ranger. I did not feel like paying...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-08-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,675
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Is this my PCV valve?

To follow up on how to change the PCV valve on a 2000 V6 3.0 L FF Ranger? I could find little information regarding this on the site or internet. I located it a few days ago by using a mirror and...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,675
Posted By Buffalojoe15
Re: Is this my PCV valve?

I located the PCV on my 2000 3.0L V6 FF after a lot of looking and internet research. I can barely touch it with my hand. I can't see it unless I use a mirror and bright light. It is located on the...
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