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    1993 Ranger Auto shifter cable replace procedure

    Roadrunner 777- You nailed it !! Thanks. The end of the cable assembly in the engine compartment had popped off the ball connection on the shift lever. I pushed it back on with a pair of channel locks... and so far so good.... Can shift in and out of gear..... It's pretty rusty down there...
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    1993 Ranger Auto shifter cable replace procedure

    Arco777- Have you ever done this cable replacement ? Does the steering column have to come down to get to it ?? Thanks...
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    1993 Ranger Auto shifter cable replace procedure

    Anyone know if this is written up anywhere? I believe it broke at the steering column end. Under truck is still intact. What do I hjave to do to replace this cable ? 1993 Ranger 4.0 liter, Automatic, 4wd...... Thanks...:D
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    '93 Ranger 4x4 needs new rear brake lines..

    Couple of questions that I am hoping someone can help me on ... I have not done the brake lines on this trucj before and want to be sure I get the right parts, etc.... 1. Are rear lines 3/16 inch ? 2. What fittings are used at the wheel cylinder and splitter block? Metric ? 3. The...
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    '93 Ranger wants to idle at 2000 rpm

    It was a vacuum leak MrShorty - Thanks !!!! I checked one more time and I found one of those small diameter vacuum tubes had fallen off the rubber boot that mounts it to the vacuum port ...... :thumbsup:
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    '93 Ranger wants to idle at 2000 rpm

    MrShorty- Thanks for the tip... but I did not find any vacuum hoses or fittings that looked like they were damaged .... any other ideas ?? Trunck runs fine on the road, other than the high idle......
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    '93 Ranger wants to idle at 2000 rpm

    Hi- My Ranger just started idling high, either 2000rpm in neutral or 1200 to 1500 rpm in gear. This is even after warming up and driving. Could it be the Mass Airflow sensor ? Otherwise, it runs great. What else might I check ?? Thanks..:us:
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    1993 Ranger AC system refrigerant

    What was used on this model from the factory? R-12 or R-134a.... I can not find anything under the hood that shows this... Thanks....
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    I bought complete new heads for about $220 each delivered from King Cylinder Heads in Oakland, CA. They are on since October and working fine thus far.... I am not in the Ariz area, so I could not recommend a local shop to try ..... Good Luck....
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    1993 Ranger Wheel Bearing Problem

    I've been hearing a noise from the front left wheel of my 4wd Ranger. I thought that it was the auto hub going and went out and got the conversion kit and a set of manual hubs... I took the left front wheel off but before I did I noticed that it was lose !! Like a wheel bearing that was not...
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    1993 Ranger 4wd with auto hubs

    So... a new noise has surfaced ..... I can be riding along in 2wd at high or low speed... then all of a sudden a hear and feel a thud from what sounds like the front end. It happens randomly.. may do it a couple of times in quick succession and then stop ...... only to come back some time...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    NEoffroad .... Not sure if I will have a problem again with mine or not... I just replaced both heads last month. My problem was twofold... first lost compression in #4 cylinder due to cracked or burnt exhaust valve and had a blown head gasket between #1 and #2cylinders .... I could not see...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Maniak, Thanks..... I should turn the engine to bring the piston up to TDC to do the carbon removal right ? No problem with turning the engine over ? Thanks ..... last engine I did this on was a 60s vintage big block with a good old points distributor..:rangerred:
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    I don't have a die grinder, but I do have a Dremel tool. Has anyone used a Dremel to remove the carbon buildup on the tops od the pistons ? What type of disc or pad should I use ?? What type of pad have you been using to clean-up the gasket surfaces without doing any damage to them ?? Thanks...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    I bought the heads, with new valves cut in, spings, and seals from King Cylinder Heads in Oakland, CA.... $229 each delivered. They look really good... but the test will be when I get them on.... For a '93 with over 150K miles on it,,, wasn't worth buying new ones from Ford for much more...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    I have not separated the fuel rail from the lower intake yet, took it all off as one assembly.... I hear good and bad things about taking the fuel rail off if you don't have any reason to... Aligning the 6 injectors properly ro re-sandwich the wole thing together can be tricky.... I have the 6...
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    What to coat gaskets with ?????

    I am putting a 4.0L back together after taking the heads off. Any advice on which gaskets to coat with sealant and what sealant to use ? Especially on the valvecover gaskets.... RTV ??? Sticky stuff ?? How about intake gaskets ? Nothing ?? What has worked best in the past for those that...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    SysInteg8tor -I agree. Wipe away what you can get at of course, but change the oil... run it for a short period ( 30 minutes) ... re-check the oil and coolant.. Hopefully you do not see any mixing evident... then run for 25 to 50 miles and even if you do not see anything mixing,,, change the...
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    '93 4.0L , Fuel rail to Lower intake gasket

    Thanks Tony H !! That pointer of lining up the rear injectors by tilting the manifold is a good one .... BTW,,, you do need a torx socket to tighten the studs that attach the fuel rail to the lower intake ... not sure of the size, but it is a small one...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Right, the last pass on the head bolts is the 80 - 85 degree turn, about a quarter of a turn on the bolt..... But the lower intake and the heads should be torqued on at the same time, in the proper sequence to get the correct crush on both the head gaskets and the lower intake gaskets...
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    '93 4.0L , Fuel rail to Lower intake gasket

    Has anyone taken the fuel rail off the lower intake ?? I am changing the heads on my 4.0L and I have the intake off. Just wondering how difficult it is to line up the injectors and the gasket if I take the fuel rail off...... Thanks..
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    '93 4.0L Radiator Fan removal

    Currency- I just replaced my waterpump and fan today. With the right tools it's a piece of cake. I got the free rental tool from the local Autozone. That caught the 4 bolt heads on the pulley and that's how you keep it from turning while you loosen the nut that threads the fan assembly onto...
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    '93 4.0L Radiator Fan removal

    Thanks everyone.. got the free rental wrench set from Autozone last night. will be using it today.... I'll let you know how I make out .... This is part of a much larger joj on this engine ... I have both heads off... Cyl #4 had a cracked exhaust valve and between Cyls # 1 and 2 was a blown...
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    '93 4.0L , Fuel rail to Lower intake gasket

    How difficult is it to change this gasket ?? I have the lower intake off the engine with the fuel rail still attached to it.. How hard is it to remove and replace this gasket ?? Thanks.. :rangerred:
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    '93 4.0L Radiator Fan removal

    I am going to take this off the waterpump since the plastic blades are all cracked at the hub..... What is the best way to remove it ??? From what I can see looks look the big hex nut close to the water pump has to be turned off and I hear it is reverse thread ..... Is that right? What is...
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    Should I pull both heads ? '93 4.0L

    Thanks Ranger Al -- I pulled both heads over the weekend. Left one was a mess. Burnt / cracked exhaust valve on #4 cylinder. Also I believe that head is also cracked. Plus one of the headbolts was so corroded by one of the exhaust ports that I had to drill it out ... Other one looked OK...
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    Help !!! Head Bolt problem

    These are Torx Sockethead These are not regular hex head,, they are Torx sockethead, the head on the outside is round.... not hex to grab onto ,,,, You use a T-55 Torx bit to get them off.. Thanks for the feedback,, but won't work in this application... I will get a picture...
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    Help !!! Head Bolt problem

    I am taking the heads off a '93 4.0L. On the left side (driver) one of the Torx ( T-55) sockethead bolts has a major problem... It is #2 in the sequence, one of the four that reside outside the outside the valve cover, down near the exhoust manifold... Well the damn center (socket) section of...
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    Intake and Head gasket sets to use ??

    Fel-Pro gaskets Felpro has two types of head gaskets...... pn 9724PT1 and 9725PT1 or 9724PT2 and 9725PT2 .... the PT2 ones are a newer design .... Has anyone had any experience with either of these ? Just wondering if it's worth the extra $$$ to buy these newer ones and then have to buy...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Gasket types..... Ford vs FelPro Maniak- I looked on the fastpartsnetwork site for the intake and valvecover gaskets, but only saw an engine overhaul gasket set for the '93 4.0L. Do they sell the intake and valvecover sets separate ? And did you use the Felpro head gaskets because you...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Maniak- Yes,, 1-2-3 are the right (passenger side). I will pull both heads.. Have you purchased rebuilt heads or gaskets lately ? Just wondering which gaskets seem to work best,, Fel-Pro ? And if there is a good place online to buy reliably rebuilt heads.. As far as the number 4...
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    Should I pull both heads ? '93 4.0L

    So here's the situation.... it's a '93 4.0L with 145Kmiles. It overheated and has symtoms of a blown head gasket or cracked head,,,, like bubbling into the coolant overflow tank once warmed up. Also, ran very rough.... like a miss.. but this was pre-existing, before the overheat.... So here...
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    Intake and Head gasket sets to use ??

    I am pulling the heads off a '93 4.0L. Want to know which gasket sets, from which manufacturers, you have used and would recommend. And where did you buy them, especially if that was online... ... Thanks.... :us:
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    One head at a time ...... ?? Thanks Maniak ...:thumbsup: that's what I figured,, the fitting is just corroded so that it won't spin... I'll soak it and try to free it up... I just wanted to make sure, first time I've had to dig down into this engine..... Based on the compression on the...
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    Removing fuel lines from fuel rail on a '93 4.0L

    I'm taking everything off this '93 4.0 Liter to get to the heads. I'm down to the lower intake manifold and I am wondering how do I disconnect the two fuel lines ? When I start to turn the one in the front off, the hose wants to twist with the fitting. Is the fitting just stuck and will spin if...
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    How do I get the fuel lines off the fuel rail ??

    I'm taking everything off this '93 4.0 Liter to get to the heads. I'm down to the lower intake manifold and I am wondering how do I disconnect the two fuel lines ? When I start to turn the one in the front off, the hose wants to twist with the fitting. Is the fitting just stuck and will spin if...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    How to disconnect fuel lines from fuel rail?? I'm taking everything off this 4.0 Liter to get to the heads. I'm down to the lower intake manifold and I am wondering how do I disconnect the two fuel lines ? When I start to turn the one in the front off, the hose wants to twist with the...
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Compression test results before starting job ..... Cylinder#1 = 125psi 2 = 125 3 = 135 4 = 0 !!! 5 = 150 6 = 165..... Tried #4 again after squirting in some oil ... still 0 .... probably bad valve ... Will be pulling heads soon .....
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Thanks BlakeofDoom ..... already changed the thermostat. Will check the watrpump next before resorting to pulling the heads. Actually, I will do a compression test before that..... Does anyone know on the 4 liter heads, where the typical area is that they are most prone to crack ??
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    Head Gasket change on '93 Ranger 4 liter 4wd automatic

    Thanks Maniak..... If anything else comes to mind, let me know......
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