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    bank 1 and 2 lean codes fix?

    Cleaning the MAF took care of the same problem for me.
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    1998 4.0 ohv motor rebuild

    Update: Both heads had cracks in them. I did plan on replacing with stronger aftermarket anyways because of that problem with these year motors. Heads Up machine shop is only 5 miles from my house and they have casts in stock. It takes them 3 business days to machine them out and instal parts...
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    1998 4.0 ohv motor rebuild

    The motor that I purchased has the EGR setup that I believe was for California smog emissions crap. Since I already have the wiring harness, correct computer, left exhaust manifold and upper intake manifold, I do not see any issues. Both the blocks are 8 digit x vin models. Is there anything...
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    1998 4.0 ohv motor rebuild

    Good stuff, thanks too all that replied! Greg
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    1998 4.0 ohv motor rebuild

    This will be a full rebuild. After tear down, off to the machine shop.
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    1998 4.0 ohv motor rebuild

    I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 4.0 that I would like to build a new motor for. Today I picked up a doner motor off a 1998 and I am going to get it mounted on a engine stand. During this planning stage, what upgrades should I be considering for power and longevity of my new motor. Any help would be...
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    Misfire Cyclinder 4

    How much coolant have you been going through mysteriously.
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    Best sealant for water pump gasket?

    Aviation sealant is all I've ever used with great success. When it comes time for component replacement, the gasket and sealer are easy to clean up and prep for reassembly.
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    lean codes 1 and 2 help

    Engine rebuilds are often recommended by dealerships, when they don't know what's wrong.
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    Shift Flair.....again....

    I had the 2-3 flair for probably 5 years. Put many miles on it. Than the 1-2 flair. When the trany finally would not go any longer, it had 170,000 miles. Pulled the trany and ordered a master overhaul kit and new torque converter. The forward clutches were completely toasted. That was the only...
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    97 explorer 4.0 ohv cylinder heads

    I never understood why someone would want to remove there hood, to remove and instal a cylinder head, on one of these trucks?
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    New heads needed

    Whoever you decide to buy them from, they all started life being cast somewhere in China. These companies you mentioned, pride themselves on there quality machine work. Good deal, no problem. Just tell them they better show up flat.
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    Not a very good first impression.
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    Hello Moderator, RangerX, Yes, and I will share my results with this forum. I have read quite a few posts on these type of subjects, and the end result is never posted. I can clearly see from the stamp on my OE head gasket, that the factory used a Victor gasket on this built. Called a dealer in...
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    Ordered the Promaxx heads this morning. Talking to the sales person on the phone he claimed new ownership for the past 3 years. Told me you would have to try very hard to crack these heads, they are reinforced in all the weak OE areas.
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    I have cracks in both heads. Who's cylinder heads are recommended?
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    4r55e Transmission removal question (Torque Converter)

    Just make sure when you reinstall the torque converter, that you have it completely seated in the transmission, before bolting up to the flywheel.
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    Today I removed the upper manifold and the left valve cover. turned the crank until I had #5 cylinder at top dead center. The springs, pushrods, and everything appears normal looking. screwed in a test hose and applied pressure to #5 cylinder. All air pressure is shooting out the top of the...
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    2000 ranger 4.0 issues

    I've owned this truck since brand new and it had never been overheated. Don't tow with but haul occasional firewood. It's been going through some coolant, but been writing it off to a slow front cover leak. Than started going through cylinder #4 spark plugs every couple thousand miles. Now...
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    1-2 has a slip and 2 to 3 shift has a flare

    Did you get a year warrenty from the shop that rebuilt it in March?
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    Gear pattern.

    I would back out about .003 and paint 4 teeth at 4 different locations around the ring gear, check again. Getting close.
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    Gear pattern.

    What are you measuring with? You can get a magnetic base and a depth indicator pretty cheap off eBay. What is the the backlash tolerance per the manual, or whatever you found online for the axle your working on? You are right about it being shallow, real shallow.
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    Who has sucessfully rebuilt there auto trans?

    Right on! At least you figured out what was wrong quick enough. Good job rwt101!
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    Who has sucessfully rebuilt there auto trans?

    Hey Bob T, Right now I consider myself successful at rebuilding my 5r55e for my 2000 ford Ranger. This morning I buttoned up the reinstall under the vehicle, added fluid and fired it up. I kept on adding fluid while running in park, until it sucked in about 81/4 quarts . jumped in and shifted...
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    5r55e rebuild

    Well I guess I will have to wait alittle longer to finish up my project. My remanufactured valve body showed up on my porch with the shipping box busted open. Contents damaged. Going back.
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    5R55E Forward Clutch Drum

    If you want to verify parts fitment in the future, go to the Ford parts website and enter your vin number. From there you can verify part numbers for your application. Good luck with your build!:salute:
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    5R55E Forward Clutch Drum

    That is the Ford part number for the shell I Instaled on my 2000 Ranger 5R55E. 97-2000 are suppose to be the same.
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    5r55e rebuild

    Hello, and thanks for the reply JK080. I've been surfing around and came across the tsb from ford concerning the support seal issues in the mid 90's. Transtec builds and sells the part out of material they call Quantum. I've read of guys soaking the ring in hot water to make it more plyable...
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    5r55e rebuild

    Did I post this in the wrong forum, does everyone resuse there old ones? Thanks anyway
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    5r55e rebuild

    Hello all, I am working on rebuilding my 2000 5r55e transmission after a flashing overdrive light and loosing forward gears. A p0731 code was pulled and I had dark burned smelling transmission fluid. 172,000 on the clock. Tearing down the transmission I discovered that my forward clutches...
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