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Arrow 3.0L Technical Information & Tips

Note: If you have any suggestions about any other material please email me.

I. 3.0L V6 Specs

3.0L Vulcan Spec Sheet (PDF)

3.0L Firing Order / Cylinder, Coilpack Terminal ID Numbering

Recommended Motor Oil for the 3.0L V6 (PDF)

Ford Truck Door Sticker Decoder

Download 1996+ Ford Owner's Manuals (PDF)


II. Automotive Codes & Acronyms

What do they mean? A Guide to Automotive Acronyms

Electronic Engine Control (EEC) Definitions

Pulling Ford EEC-IV (1984-'95) Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Code Retrieval for Ford EEC-IV Systems (More detailed PDF)

The CEL Comes On But I Can't Pull Any Codes - Why Not?

Look up 2 Digit Ford EEC-IV Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Look up 3 Digit Ford EEC-IV Diagnostic Trouble Codes

What is OBD-II and EEC-V?

Look up 1995+ Ford OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes (PDF)

Look up 1995+ Ford OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Motorcraft Search)


III. 3.0L Components & Sensors

The EEC Computer (a/k/a the "ECM" or "PCM")

MAF Theory & Facts

Cleaning Your MAF Sensor

Cleaning Your Throttle Body

Ford DPFE/EGR System Summary

DPFE Sensor Test

O2 Sensors - Info & Testing

O2 Sensors - Which Ones Are Which?

Engine Coolant Temp Sensor (ECT) Info & Testing

Camshaft Position Sensor/Synchronizer

Evaporative Emissions Control Valve (EVAP)

Flex Fuel Sensor

New ('03) Recommended Vulcan Oil Pan Gasket (PDF)

Replacing the Heater Core


IV. 3.0L Spark Plugs & Ignition

About Spark Plugs

Factors Affecting Spark Plugs and Voltage

3.0L Firing Order / Cylinder, Coilpack Terminal ID Numbering

Ford DIS & EDIS Ignition Systems

Why are Double Platinum Spark Plugs Important to DIS/EDIS?

3.0L Plug Gapping

Correct Plugs for a FFV Ranger


V. Pinging, Spark Knock & Detonation

What is Pinging? - I

What is Pinging? - II

Connection B/T EGR System, DPFE and Pinging

Connection B/T Dirty MAF and Pinging

Connection B/T Octane Rating and Pinging

Connection B/T Bad Ignition Coil/PCM ('98-'00) and Pinging (PDF)


VI. More Tech Info

Ranger Forum Technical Information

FTE Tech Articles


*Many thanks to all who have contributed information & tips!

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