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  1. gspeterson
    10-07-2013 12:36 PM - permalink
    Good afternoon sir, I have a 94 ranger 2.3 timing belt in tact but slow hard cranking. I removed all parts to take off front timing cover. Your pics are the only ones that I have seen anywhere online that show the gears with the inner marking rather than the diamond or triangle. Before i go but a haynes or chiltons for this truck... which do you think has the most accurate pics and info? I have no diamonds or triangles on my gears or rear plastic timing cover. Aftermarket would have these things no? Once again, your pic is the only one that shows the plastic molded piece just below the cam gear, with the notches, lining up to the inner gear tooth mark.
  2. 24Tunnel
    02-25-2013 07:06 PM - permalink
    Do you know where I can get the spring for the tensioner on a Ford 2300 Ranger engine? Part number would help?
  3. kw5413
    10-27-2012 08:08 AM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps and comments...
    07-16-2012 10:45 AM - permalink
    Thanks for the REPS!!!
  5. monckywrench
    01-08-2010 09:13 PM - permalink
    No big problems, I'd certainly do it again, but be CAREFUL with the delicate wire connectors when removing the 1997 harness.

    Just review this post:

    '02 4.2 to replace '97 Hydrolocked engine - V6F150.com

    The motor mounts are the same.
  6. dandsyork
    01-01-2010 04:08 PM - permalink
    I read a post that you had put a 2000 4.2 engine in a 97 4.2 truck. Are there any big problems that you ran in to? I'm putting a one from a 99 in my 97. Are you motor mounts the same? I've never swapped any engine, so any advice would be great.


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EquipmentUpdated: 08-25-2014
Gear that makes life easier
Views: 103
Vehicle Info: 1976 F250

4.2 parts picsUpdated: 08-25-2014
Misc reference pics of 4.2 parts.
Views: 100
Vehicle Info: 2010 Aerostar

ESAB MigMaster 203 circuit boardUpdated: 08-26-2014
New welder DOA, nice solder job on the control board. I should have bought Red or Blue.
Views: 103
Vehicle Info: 2010 Aerostar

2.3 Ranger Bronco miscUpdated: 08-20-2014
see title
Views: 91
Vehicle Info: 1989 Ranger

Install a used Tommy Gate liftUpdated: 08-23-2014
Tired of manual labor lifting heavy stuff into your truck? Used liftgates aren't hard to install. New installation bracket and hardware kits are reasonably priced (~150 bucks online) or you could fab your own. It's easy to see how a custom installation (like on a flatbed) would be easy to do. While I used a Tommy Gate, the theory can apply to similar systems. Tommy Gate has very good parts support so I wouldn't hesitate to get one I needed to work on. Wiring is very simple, and I'll add pics of that later. Installation instructions come with the bracket kits, or contact Tommy Gate (or their distributors) customer service. Harvesting: You can quickly pull a Tommy Gate from a salvage truck by removing the bolts shown. I used a 7-inch Norton abrasive cutting wheel in an angle grinder. Remove the bolts, push the gate onto the ground, and get a friend to help you flip it into your truck. (They are a two-man job to load.) Don't forget to get the electrical cable and underhood circuit breaker if fitted.
Views: 104
Vehicle Info: 2000 F150

2000 F150 dash interior etcUpdated: 08-24-2014
Various 2000 / '97-03 reference fotos
Views: 86
Vehicle Info: 2012 Aerostar

HVAC and dash area Updated: 08-11-2014
Misc views you don't see everyday to help with repair and parts pillaging. Look first and you may avoid breaking delicate plastic tabs. Most views are a 2000 F150. When you part out a truck, take pics! :)
Views: 89
Vehicle Info: 2012 Aerostar

Bed winchUpdated: 08-29-2014
Self-contained winch setup.
Views: 46
Vehicle Info: 2014 Aerostar
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