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Old 10-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Ranger01 Ranger01 is offline
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Default My new ride!

Well i just bought this from a friend. It's a 98 explorer 4x4 4.0 SOHC. New jasper trans and had 261k miles on the clock
I bought it as a winter beater to park my truck.
Has some rust (damn Ohio Weather)
Runs odd. (see video) Idles at around 700 rpms and dies down to about 250 rpms like it wants to shut off. I just cleaned the MAF to see if that would help and nothing. Air filter looks good.
Here are some pics.
It also has DEX-Cool in it for some reason i am probably gunna flush it and put in the regular anti freeze. Also i can't find anything on an oil change since 121k miles and the oil is black













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Old 10-28-2010, 01:28 PM
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thats rough, but its better than having to drive your truck in the winter. I like the after-market door lock
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:29 PM
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not bad... good beater
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:29 PM
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x2 on the damn ohio weather...
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:31 PM
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Cant help ya, but I did get a chuckle out of the hood prop
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:09 PM
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I see you did the Explorer full length console mod
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:27 PM
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That truck looks brand new!

As far as the idle problem, sounds a bit like what my Ranger was doing. Played with the IAC yet?

My original IAC was overexerting itself, and couldn't hold a steady idle. It would eventually die if I didn't hold it at the correct idle manually. Dealer I bought the truck from let me swap the IAC for one from another 3.0 Ranger he had, and problem solved. Feel bad for the sucker that bought the other Ranger though.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:00 PM
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thats rough, but its better than having to drive your truck in the winter. I like the after-market door lock
Haha yea
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not bad... good beater
yea for the price
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x2 on the damn ohio weather...
yea screw this. That's why i am parking my truck
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Cant help ya, but I did get a chuckle out of the hood prop
haha i like it too! the air shocks don't work
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I see you did the Explorer full length console mod
yea first mod lol
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That truck looks brand new!

As far as the idle problem, sounds a bit like what my Ranger was doing. Played with the IAC yet?

My original IAC was overexerting itself, and couldn't hold a steady idle. It would eventually die if I didn't hold it at the correct idle manually. Dealer I bought the truck from let me swap the IAC for one from another 3.0 Ranger he had, and problem solved. Feel bad for the sucker that bought the other Ranger though.
i will clean that. I think it's the alternator. All the lights dim i noticed while it does it
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:05 PM
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you get the message on your classified ad for the gps?
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:06 AM
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just saw it but it's sold
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:24 AM
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P.o.s.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:11 PM
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yeah but its going to work great for what he's going to use it
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:17 PM
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no no no damn michigan weater and winters lol
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:45 PM
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Sounds like the problem I was having with my idle. I cleaned the IAC and it still did it. Eh, looks like its time to replace it, haah.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:19 PM
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i will clean that. I think it's the alternator. All the lights dim i noticed while it does it
IAC will cause that too. I had one go bad on my contour svt. It would idle high then drop real low and try and die. The lights would flicker and dime too. I would just replace the IAC if its the original cleaning it will only be a temp fix. They aren't real expensive and are easy to swap(2 bolts).
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