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Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By tomw
When you try to start the engine, does the...

When you try to start the engine, does the starter make a grinding noise? If so, then the teeth are not meshing. If that is the case, and you have the proper starter and flywheel, then either the...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By tomw
You will have continuity through the field...

You will have continuity through the field windings. If it is the starter I remember, it has a tapered 'bump' on it which covers the movable 'shoe' that engages the bendix with the flywheel. The...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-27-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By tomw
Well if you are so sure of all that, then you...

Well if you are so sure of all that, then you must know that you have the wrong starter. You stated the flywheel is the correct one, and is new. The starter cannot mount any different than it does....
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-27-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By tomw
The cam cannot be 180 out and have compression. ...

The cam cannot be 180 out and have compression. It will rotate 180 for each 360 of the crankshaft, so when at TDC on the exhaust stroke, the 'gases' will be going out the exhaust valve, rather than...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By tomw
If the starter motor part spins, but does not...

If the starter motor part spins, but does not engage the gear teeth of the flywheel/flex plate, then it may be defective, or have bad internal connections. The starters of that time had a 'shoe'...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-26-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By tomw
Remove the plug from #1. Either use a finger or...

Remove the plug from #1. Either use a finger or a piece of hose and a finger and crank the engine slowly to feel the compression stroke, and observe where the distributor rotor is pointing. The...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-25-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By tomw
One thing to note is that the 'intermittent'...

One thing to note is that the 'intermittent' feature uses the 'park' mechanism and wiring to give the wipers the 'sweep' after it provides power to get the wiper motor off 'park' position. If the...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-25-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By tomw
exranger is correct. The mid 90's had a problem...

exranger is correct. The mid 90's had a problem with the coating on the compressor pistons. It would wear off, and 'Black Death' would create a sludge that wandered throughout the system. Clumps...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By tomw
If the cam and ignition timing are 'close', it...

If the cam and ignition timing are 'close', it should fire off. May not produce a lot of power, but should make enough to run.
Have you checked that your ignition system is working? The spritz...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By tomw
What engine? What year? If it is the 3.0,...

What engine?
What year?
If it is the 3.0, the oil pressure sending unit is on the upper surface of the block, near the distributor, closer to the passenger side. It would be a metal hex, with...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,385
Posted By tomw
Every kit I have ever used has come with a new...

Every kit I have ever used has come with a new accelerator pump diaphragm. (If there was an accelerator pump) If you order a kit, and are concerned, most have a 'box' with a cellophane window you...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By tomw
You might have to swap parts of the wiring...

You might have to swap parts of the wiring harness, but you might luck out. The majority of the wiring harness is exactly the same for all models and levels. It is not guaranteed, but you might...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 08-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By tomw
From the results at car-part com, it depends. ...

From the results at car-part com, it depends. Either 2002 or 2001-2002.

Here is one criteria they want answered:

A.T., 3.0L, 4x4, from 11/19/01 (ID 2L8P-FA & FB)
OR
A.T., 3.0L, 4x4, thru...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 08-24-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By tomw
I have a memory of a noise problem caused by the...

I have a memory of a noise problem caused by the valve timing gizmos. It made a noise that was sort of unexpected, not like valve clearance tapping, but different. It could be made to go away by...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 08-24-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By tomw
I would have specified a 'petroleum resistant'...

I would have specified a 'petroleum resistant' material for the intake gaskets as the 'fuel' in use is petroleum based. The O-rings and gaskets should not be affected by petroleum in general.
The...
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