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Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-17-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By zekew64
Re: Stiff clutch

Hey, it's been a while, but I do have an answer for your question.

Basically, you've got water in the clutch system. Why do I say this? Two things:

First, brake fluid retains water. Though...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-27-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2009 reving to high

MAF--right above the air cleaner, in the intake tubing. Usually attached to the top part of the air box.

IACV: Has a wire connector attached; located on the throttle body. Be warned: One...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 11-27-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,487
Posted By zekew64
Re: Well, I'm in a pickle. 88 Ranger 2.9

I know this is old, but I do have an explanation on the CELs:

12: Cannot control RPM during Self-Test high-RPM check
21: Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) out of the Self-Test Range

I'd say to change...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,973
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 mods?

Question, then. Would the 95-97 head directly bolt on to an earlier 2.3?

And would a cast exhaust manifold also be a direct bolt in? I'm thinking the next time I go to the boneyard, I might have...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-25-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By zekew64
Re: Number 4 misfire

How many miles are on the truck?

Next, I'd have your ignition module tested. As you've mentioned both #2 and #4, sounds like you have a malfunctioning ICM. Do you have any codes? If you do,...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-25-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2008 Ford Ranger PJ turbo charger

Place this topic into the newer-than-2000 4 cylinders, or into a forced induction forum. This forum is for the pre-2000 Ranger 4-cylinder engines. Thank you.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-25-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By zekew64
Re: battery discharging while running

Sounds like you might have a bad postive wiring harness. When I had this issue, the wiring itself was so corroded that it was hard and wouldn't bend.

Now, here's the way to fix it:

Items...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-23-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 jerk at lower rpms

Since the problem isn't fuel, then it has to be either air, or spark.

With air, either it's the EGR, PCV valve, air filter, or throttle body. Have you checked all of this? I'm thinking that the...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-23-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,973
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 mods?

Just a question, but what year/make/model factory head bolted to both the 2.5 and 2.3? This is news to me...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-16-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 Engine manual transmission 5 gears some questions

Further, here's a video about bleeding a bad or soft clutch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgNTDGwcjZc
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-16-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 Engine manual transmission 5 gears some questions

Hey.

As for the clutch, if what you mean is that it works only in the last 1/3 of its travel, I'd say you have air in the system. Basically, if you climb underneath the truck and find where there...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-16-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By zekew64
Re: Bad mpg

First off, is it an automatic, or a manual trans?

If it's an automatic, I'd say that you probably are having an issue with either the torque converter clutch solenoid or the transmission bands;...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-16-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 jerk at lower rpms

Just read my Haynes Manual, and here is what you should have, if you can check the pressure (considering that a 2.5 is similar to a 2.3):

1. With KOEO (Key On Engine Off), the pressure in the fuel...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-16-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By zekew64
Re: Needing input.

First, I'd put the year/make Ranger, along with the engine size/type, in your signature.

Second, what originally made you replace the IAC? What was the truck doing?

Third, when you have had...
Forum: How-To Submissions 11-16-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 125,051
Posted By zekew64
Re: How To: Dual ignition Plug mod (Dual plug 2.3/2.5L only)

Just had an Einstein-like "AHA!", light-bulb moment tonight.

Just a thought, but what gets me is, if done right, this mod does nothing but make the plugs that are firing on the exhaust stroke of...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By zekew64
Re: 4 Cylinder Shifting Problems

I'd say that it's not the transmission itself. I'd check the clutch first; make sure the clutch reservoir has enough DOT 3 brake fluid (the reservoir is located on the drivers' side, near both the...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By zekew64
Re: Timing Belt Replacment. Need Help.

First, all you're concerned with is the #1 cylinder. Both plugs are easily taken out and put back in. Second, the 2.3L is a non-intereference engine; what this means is that as long as the pulleys...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By zekew64
Re: thermostat help ASAP please!

Also, check the coolant temprature sensor. Sounds like you have the one that's located in one of the heater hoses; from what I gather, those can corrode and fail pretty quickly when they do start to...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 intermittantly dies/refires

Sounds like one of three things: Vacuum system is faulty, the fuel system has a faulty component, or the ignition control module isn't properly grounded. I would check all vac lines first, make sure...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By zekew64
Re: Needing input.

Sounds to me that the IAC isn't the problem, more like a fuel issue, with the pump or filters, or perhaps the fuel pressure regulator. The IAC only controls the engine at idle; as the truck keeps...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 jerk at lower rpms

You know, I'm willing to bet that only the main butterfly opening when the OP cleaned his throttle body was cleaned. If he didn't clean the intake pipe that has the hose on it, that could be causing...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By zekew64
Re: vibration

Does the truck, when you start to decelerate, downshift properly? Second, have you kept up on the maintainence on the rear differential? If you haven't, you may have to have the gear teeth mesh...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 jerk at lower rpms

Sounds to me that your EGR was pulling the proper amount of vacuum, but other items that use vacuum were pulling too much vacuum. Have you checked your vac lines and connections? When I rebuilt my...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By zekew64
Re: vibration

Hey Matt. First, no offense, make what you're trying to say readable; a run-on sentence like you posted is really hard to make sense of.

As to your issue, first, I have to ask: Manual or auto...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 11-01-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By zekew64
Re: 2.3 jerk at lower rpms

Keep one thing in mind about the EGR--on a high-mileage vehicle, the EGR might be carbonized, not being able to move like it should. When I had to replace my engine, I got a second EGR from the...
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