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  1. sport97

    Clean out

    Since I sold my explorer I guess it is time I clear out my pile of parts... Feel free to make an offer, I could use the money on my project f150, or to fix the fresh bumper damage on my 2012 focus:( 1) Tow hooks -SOLD 2) Lift shackles- SOLD 3) Stock front marker lights- These got scratched...
  2. sport97

    Moving to Charlotte

    This Saturday I'm packing my things and headed south to Charlotte, NC. I got a job teaching 8th grade American History. Didn't want to move bu there are no jobs up north. With that being said who all is from that area. Any tips for me? I already have a place lined up. Signing the lease on...
  3. sport97

    sell the sport for a mountaineer?

    What do you guys think. i have a 97 sport. sohc with 115k. never had any drive train work. I've fixed all the rust, its lifted, new tires and skid plates too. Im considering a 99 mounty with 80k. V8 awd. Owner said it has small rust spots. new tires and recent inspection. He wants 3500. Is it...
  4. sport97

    What cell phone for my first smartphone...

    I've been tagging along on my family's family plan on sprint now but my contract has been up from sometime and I cannot stand sprints terrible service, customer service and my phone anymore. I currently have a "dumb phone" but definitely want to move up to a smartphone. I'm convinced i will be...
  5. sport97

    Looking at another one...

    Going to check this baby out today http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/3408207816.html. Owner said tons of calls, but i have first claim. Its right up the road and she said 600 bucks, inspected, rebuilt trans but runs rough. Said body isn't to bad, just a bit of rust inside the hatch...
  6. sport97

    Trans or torque converter?

    I'm experiencing an issue where when I pull out from a stop it feels like I'm starting in 3rd gear. The motor runs smooth it just bogs really bad like it's in a high gear or I was towing 7000 pounds. Its kinda of intermitent when it happens. Usually when it does it the car will shudder at idle...
  7. sport97

    02 vs 09 sohc

    My buddy is test driving rangers. He has test drove an 02 and 04 and an 09. All were ext cab 4x4 5 speeds with 4.0 sohc. The 02 was an edge with 4.10s, the 04 was an fx4 with 3.73 and the 09 was an xlt, not sure of the gearing. He said the 02 and 04 were total dogs compared to the 09. I'm...
  8. sport97

    2000 radio

    My moms radio has the all to common blank screen. Does anyone have a working stereo for sale? My parents may be interested in a working used one rather than messing around with fixing it... Its a 2000, has cassette, cd and changer.
  9. sport97

    Boot on rack and pinion

    After a rough day on the trails I seem to have broke something in the steering. Upon inspection the only issue I see is a torn boot which may be binding things up. This boot is above the rack where the steering column comes in. Its the first rubber boot down from where the steering column has...
  10. sport97

    Old red

    There is a new addition to our family. Getting the paper work down this afternoon. Pics to follow... 2000 xlt. Red w/ gray two tone, gray leather, SOHC 4x4, 92k miles. This thing is mint, not a single spot of rust anywhere, even underneath. Its crazy for around here, although it came from...
  11. sport97

    exhaust y pipe question

    I have a question. I've have a cel that comes on and off, needs o2 sensors most likely but ive been experiencing the sulfur smell that comes along with bad cats... Now the sohc cats come on 2 separate pipes, i could replace them with OEM, or OEM equivalent parts... There is a company...
  12. sport97

    Fluid amount issue

    I put a new cover on my diff today. LPW cover. It has a fill and a drain plug. Since the regular fill plug was seized and stripped I used the cover's. My issue is that stock it takes 5.5 pints, or 2 1/2 bottles. I put 11 pints, or 5 1/2 bottles until it reached the fill plug since I had not...
  13. sport97

    Bad idle, low on power

    I've been having a problem. Its been going on for a year or so, but its recently gotten a lot more common... If you read my registry I've posted on it before. There are a few things that happen. First is at idle. Now, this is not everytime it idles, and only when the engine is warm. It will...
  14. sport97

    Is my thinking correct...

    Ok, so i'm looking at new wheels. Looks like with gas prices, and job situation, etc I will not be doing a 3" body lift and running 33"s. With that being said I want to get new rims for the newish tires I have now and continue running 265/75/16s and maybe down the road if I do lift more run...
  15. sport97

    mud....

    Yesterday I decided to go for a ride up the mountain, against my better judgement and myself imposed rule of no off roading when there is snow on the ground. It used to be all trails but very recently the logging companies widened it all to dirt roads. No real issues on the road, used the skid...
  16. sport97

    Torque converter question

    for the past 30k miles or so I have been having a clunking/shuttering issue with my transmission. I get this thumping shutter anytime I get off the gas when in overdrive. It doesn't clunk if i get off the gas, or on the gas hard so its unlikely to be a u joint, as they also seemed tight last I...
  17. sport97

    Any teachers here?

    I start my student teaching tomorrow. I will be teaching 10th grade world history and a current events course. Any tips or suggestions from teachers would be greatly appreciated!
  18. sport97

    Pics from the body work on my Sport

    I don't think I posted any pics of my body work I did a year or 2 ago, so here they are. As you know they don't make the doglegs, so they had to be made. I used rivets, bondo and galvanized steel (cannot recall the gauge). I used a pre made rocker on the drivers side. Inner rockers were made...
  19. sport97

    offset inlet muffler

    I've been looking at tons of mufflers. I've kind of been turned onto the dynomax super turbo recently. It's supposed to be relatively quiet, its cheap(only 45 bucks), and stainless...(now I don't see where I saw this, maybe i've been looking at too many mufflers). My concern is there is no dual...
  20. sport97

    exhaust adapters

    I'm looking at exhausts. To expand my search I allowed myself to look at mufflers what will require adapters. I honestly want something fairly or mostly quiet. I don't like the sound of a v6 very much. I'm pretty sure I want the flowmaster 70 series. Closest it comes is dual 2.25 inlets, which...
  21. sport97

    clear coat

    I'm doing some on the cheap body repair on by grandparents buick. I'm using duplicolor color matched spray and clear coat. My issue is with the clear coat. I did the passenger side first and it came out near perfect, just has a little rough feeling to it.... My issue is the drivers side. Got...
  22. sport97

    Skid plate

    Looking for a front skid plate from a ranger. Stock or aftermarket.
  23. sport97

    Surging power and bogging down

    I'm having a few issues. (SOHC). Yesterday all the issues occured several times. Rougher than normal idle, mildly surging power when accelerating from lights,chugging/bucking while under light load, and it will bog down and can hardly get out of its own way until I floor it and wait several...
  24. sport97

    Push Bumper/Guard

    Found this on the local craigslist. Looks to be a new product made locally here in Pittsburgh. *I am in no way affiliated with this seller, or know who he is* I saw it and thought I would show you 3rd gen guys... http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/2587982567.html EDIT: I thought it said...
  25. sport97

    Laptop opinion needed

    Looking for a new laptop. Mine crapped out almost 2 years ago. Only had it for a year and a half... I've been using an old e-machines 1.9ghz single core AMD running XP since then. Im looking at the HP DV6 series. Found this at newegg...
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