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Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-21-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Grrranger
Re: What tools are needed to drop driveshaft

The rear driveshaft is pretty easy - 12 or 13mm box end wrenches will get the job done. The front may require a Torx driver.
Forum: General Tech 02-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,366
Posted By Grrranger
The "wheel assembly kit" sounds like a line into...

The "wheel assembly kit" sounds like a line into your wallet. 94Woodhauler's post makes a LOT more sense (cents?)
Forum: Interior Tech 02-07-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By Grrranger
Lucky you - hope you got a great deal on the ride...

Lucky you - hope you got a great deal on the ride along with the hint about why the radio didn't work.
Forum: Exterior Tech 02-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Grrranger
Depends a LOT on the yard, where you're located,...

Depends a LOT on the yard, where you're located, competition with other yards and so on. I've had some pretty good luck with getusedparts.com - they basically send a message out to lots of salvage...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 02-07-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By Grrranger
3rd & 5th gear may be on the same shaft inside...

3rd & 5th gear may be on the same shaft inside the tranny - either way you're looking forward to tansmission work.
Forum: Electrical Tech 11-25-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Grrranger
Heater panel problem

If I were to venture a SWAG I'd say you may have a vent system leak up under your dash panel. Ford has a pretty good furnace in their rigs - enough so that full blast is more than plenty heat for...
Forum: Electrical Tech 11-21-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Grrranger
You have an evaporator in the cab which looks...

You have an evaporator in the cab which looks like a heater core (small radiator) which is the part that the blower pushes air through to make it cold. Technically it actually carries heat from...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 07-18-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By Grrranger
Try this... The Ford Ranger 4.0L Engine -...

Try this...

The Ford Ranger 4.0L Engine - The Ranger Station (http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/4_0_Page.html)

Some pretty fair drawings
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-18-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By Grrranger
Oil level is good? Hopefully you didn't get too...

Oil level is good? Hopefully you didn't get too crazy with gasket sealer when you were working on the valve cover and accidently caused a drainage issue. Losing good oil pressure like that might...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-18-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,496
Posted By Grrranger
Will it go into gear with the engine off? Can you...

Will it go into gear with the engine off? Can you push the truck (with the engine off) while it's it gear? Does the clutch feel normal?
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 07-18-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By Grrranger
Yikes. I just looked at mine & it's really tight...

Yikes. I just looked at mine & it's really tight getting a peek in there. Maybe with a mirror and a flashlight from the left side? If it turn out to be the intake valley gasket it might not be too...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-18-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By Grrranger
Oil pump is probably a good call, though it would...

Oil pump is probably a good call, though it would be nice if you could plumb in a mechanical gauge to verify what's going on with your oil pressure. Depending on how it's been maintained, driven, and...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 07-15-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,910
Posted By Grrranger
You need to have good fuel pressure to start...

You need to have good fuel pressure to start with, which should run to a regulator before going to the fuel rail for use by the injectors. The way it sounds I would definitely suspect a fuel pump. A...
Forum: Electrical Tech 07-15-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By Grrranger
I had an '86 Bronco II that had nightmares like...

I had an '86 Bronco II that had nightmares like you describe. One of several issues I found restoring it to driveability was a plugged catalytic converter. When I took it apart the honeycomb catayst...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-10-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By Grrranger
Also, when you go for parts, opt for the clutch...

Also, when you go for parts, opt for the clutch kit - comes with pressure plate, slave cylinder and disconnect tool, pilot bearing and disc. The slave cylinder is also your throw out bearing.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By Grrranger
I just put a clutch in my 2004, and it made some...

I just put a clutch in my 2004, and it made some similar noise for awhile. I thought I was going to have to pull it apart again & look at the pilot bearing, but it quieted down. For mine there are...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,291
Posted By Grrranger
On my daughter's '97, we wound up replacing the...

On my daughter's '97, we wound up replacing the rear u joint about six months after I first noticed the leak - after which the leak quit. Best way I've found to check is with the rear axle up on...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,885
Posted By Grrranger
I had a similar issue with an '88 Bronco II that...

I had a similar issue with an '88 Bronco II that turned out to be a butt splice in the main ground wire to the ECM. I found it close to the battery tucked in behind the tray where someone had...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-07-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,291
Posted By Grrranger
The leak is actually at your pinion seal,...

The leak is actually at your pinion seal, depending on severity it's not a huge worry provided you keep an eye on the oil level till you get around to fixing it. cspeir sounds like was fortunate with...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By Grrranger
Metal to metal scraping usually leaves some...

Metal to metal scraping usually leaves some evidence. And drivetrain noise has a tendency to transmit from one place to another easily. While you have her up on stands you might pull the rear drums...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By Grrranger
Ten Franklins would be about right for parts,...

Ten Franklins would be about right for parts, still quite a bit of work.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-06-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By Grrranger
You're looking at quite a bit of work, and some...

You're looking at quite a bit of work, and some bucks too. I'd consider finding a donor for most of what you'll need at a wrecking yard, tranny, clutch pedal & brackets to go with it. There's no...
Forum: General Tech 07-06-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,074
Posted By Grrranger
I agree with LittleBlue, - my '04 was doing...

I agree with LittleBlue, - my '04 was doing exactly the same thing due to a low charge. R134 is composed of some pretty tiny molecules and will exploit any excuse to bleed out. Run your A/C once in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-06-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Grrranger
Welcome, sounds just like something I might...

Welcome, sounds just like something I might drive...:)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-06-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Grrranger
Welcome! This too is my 2nd Ranger, sort of. The...

Welcome! This too is my 2nd Ranger, sort of. The 1st belonged to my daughter but I drove it quite a bit & did the maintenance. I've also had two Bronco II's.
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