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    help! 04 ST P0175

    I think it is leaky injector but it is weird that it is only bank 2. Even though I did have those injectors out so maybe something happened to them while they were out. I did use the OTC kit so the can shouldn't have moved. The plugs are pregapped at .45 and the truck calls for .54 but once...
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    help! 04 ST P0175

    I took the head off and used a special socket and I pulled the keepers with magnet while my dad compressed the spring. I have not purchased a compression tester but i would assume bad compression would give it a hot start problem.
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    help! 04 ST P0175

    Recently my #5 exhaust valve spring broke but the valve never dropped so I just bought a new spring and fixed it. Everything went very smooth except now I have rough idle and throwing p0175 DTC. It is pretty smooth in park and neutral but is rough in d and r. The truck drives fine with no...
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    what is this?

    I am trying to figure out what this piece is. It is not the best picture but it is behind the abs and has a green knob that says Hans tighten only.
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    Bad news for the trac/ misfire

    I will post up next weekend what we find. He thinks it is going to be bad though because of how it sounded when it ran. Sounded like the piston was hitting the valve so we are expecting the worse but hoping for the best. I am thinking about knocking out my v8 swap now while it is down. Going to...
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    Bad news for the trac/ misfire

    Quote from my dad- "you dropped a valve" heard the term before but not exactly sure what it means. But either way thats what happened. :(
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    Bad news for the trac/ misfire

    I am at 123,000 miles btw. So really not very high, was not expecting a problem like this to ever happen with this motor. The only problem I have ever had is a dead battery with this truck til now.
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    Bad news for the trac/ misfire

    It is the valve. Cylinder 4 reads 0 on compression tester. My dad is a mechanic so he knows all the details but I am looking in to just rebuilding it or a long block. we have the valve cover off and the valve is visibly lower and the little top thing is loose. (Sorry I don't know all the...
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    Bad news for the trac/ misfire

    My truck started to sputter pulling in to the driveway today. Code reads cylinder 4 misfire and will barely run. One of my family members had the same problem with a ranger 4.0 and my dad tried everything but the truck needed a rebuilt motor so I am expecting the worse. Anybody else on here had...
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    Well, this is a bummer

    Is the light flashing all the time? Mine did this about a year ago but only would flash every now and then, plus it had the 2-3 shift flare but i did 2 transmission fluid and filter changes and put 4.56 gears in the rear end and the truck has been great ever since. Also I added a Supercips...
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    Help me buy a new/old Explorer

    So right I only have my 04 Sport trac that my wife and I share for the time being. Her car was on its way out so we sold it but luckily we work within a 1/4 mike of each other so just the ST has been working for us. I am going to be starting a new job in the next 3 months but it is one hour in...
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    I am running 4.56 with 285's and I really like it. I have to drive 60-65 on the freeway to get any mileage but it feels really nice around the city. I got over 400 miles on my last tank, I think it came out to 21mpg average on that tank.
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    Took a trip to the Desert yesterday-
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    Ocotillo Wells 4-12-14

    Yeah no problem. Fight For Ocotillo Wells Desert Clean-up April 12, 2014 8am-12pm Ocotillo Wells Ranger Station Breakfast is supposed to be provided Should be a fun day and good opportunity to meet new people
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    Ocotillo Wells 4-12-14

    There is a Desert Clean-up event planned at Ocotillo Wells on 4-12-14, put on by Fight For Ocotillo Wells. Is anybody Going to this? I will be going for sure, heading out Friday night and coming home Saturday evening. Link- https://www.facebook.com/events/445126505619419/?ref=br_tf
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    Finally pulled the trigger

    Just some red ones I found on ebay. I was skeptical but they line up perfect and so did the screw holes and they look better than I thought they would. Just look up "sport trac tail light" On ebay and you will see these with in the first 2 pages. There is only 1 top rated seller for this style...
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    Finally pulled the trigger

    I have made few updates over the past few months. I added clear turn signals, aftermarket tail lights but still have the oem look (stock ones got busted from a family friend trying squeeze somewhere he didn't fit), 285/75/16 Terra Grapplers, and 4.56 gears. Everyone I talked to told me not to...
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    You can take it off and make it work if you really want to. I am from socal and there are a lot of prerunners around here that run 37-39s and are not high at all. With fenders and removing the a/c and relocating things in the engine bay you should be able to make it work. I have my ac discharged...
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    Other than lt or sas I can't think of any good way to lift it if you already have a bodylift. Most likely you would result with a drop bracket lift up front and a spring over in the back. That would still cost some money plus the truck most likely will not ride good. There is one set up like...
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    Superstition ca dec 26-30

    I have only been once, I just remember some huge sand hill. It was about 5 years ago though and I didn't get out much. I crashed on my dirtbike with in the first couple hours and was hurt all weekend and my knee is actually still messed up from that trip. I Really want to check it out again but...
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    Superstition ca dec 26-30

    I will be in Ocotillo Wells on the 28-30. I don't have the extra money or time to drive out to Superstition and I remember a lot of sand there. Have fun, when my truck is ready I do want to make trip out there but not yet.
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    5r55e shift flare help

    Thank you so much for those numbers. I will have to pull it back apart when i can. There is 111,000 on the trans, used for mostly daily driving but it does also see some sand which I know has got to be hard on it. Seems like 1-2 and 2-3. After 30-35mph it is fine, right now I baby it until I get...
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    5r55e shift flare help

    My shift flare has been getting worse lately so I bought valve body gaskets and a filter and oil and changed everything today. Sadly the gaskets looked perfectly fine and I think i am still going to have the flare. (new oil so hard to tell yet but it isn't as smooth as it should be) What is...
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    Looks good. I almost bought those lights for mine but decided to go with clear corners.
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    Replacing valve body gaskets right now

    I am replacing my valve body gaskets right now and refilling with Amsoil Atf. I was hoping to find the gaskets blown out near the shift solenoids but I did not. I am going to replace the gaskets anyway and hope she shifts smooth afterwards. I will post up results over the next few months.
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    bad week

    Sorry to hear this.. whats the mileage on the truck?
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    Thank you.
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    Lifted Sport Tracs Picture Thread!

    Last weekend in the desert-
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    Truck Haven 2013 Rock/Sparks run Pic/vids

    Very nice pics everyone! I ended up at my normal spot off of the 78 and Split Mountain rd. because it is better suited for my truck and we have friends with dirt bikes that enjoy Shell Reef. My pics- Hanging around camp Sandstone canyon
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    Finally pulled the trigger

    Finally ordering tires today. I am getting either Mickey Thompson atz p3's or the Cooper st maxx. I was about to call my local tire shop and order the p3s when I realized the st maxx is the same tire, so if it is cheaper I will get that. I am going to order 285/75/16's. I read these tires run...
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    how to run 33/12.50???

    Put on the tires, trim where they rub. It is like a fat chick asking how to get in to skinny girl clothes, you gotta trim down to make it work, not just squeeze your ass in and button em'.
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    silly question regarding transmission fluid refill

    I just did my trans service last weekend. It took almost 6 quarts of oil. We just used a funnel like 05dakotatrac said and filled right through the dipstick. Took less than an hour for the service, very easy and noticeably better shifting right away.
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    Painted my common black wheels today, old school miliary style.

    Nice, I think it looks good. I really like that color.
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    295/75/16 or 305/70/16?

    Hmmm.. Then I wont have to re-gear either.
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    295/75/16 or 305/70/16?

    That is what I am thinking, 305/70. I have no clue what to get though. My boss just got 265/75/16 Toyo Open Country At tires and they are really nice. I thought they were 33s until I got a closer look. I am happy with the performance of the Duratracs but they are really squishy and the tread...
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    295/75/16 or 305/70/16?

    Bfg makes the at ko in 295 and some other tire brand has a tire in that size to. I already have 8in wide, 4 in backspace wheels and the truck is lifted with spindles and deaver leaf springs. I am really not worried about fitting, just wondering if people would rather have a little extra height...
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    Thermostat Leak Problem

    Thanks for the info. Yeah we could tell it is going to suck, we put a new thermostat in it since we already had it apart but I will be ordering the rest of the parts on Friday and replacing them next week. Also did a oil and oil filter change with high mileage oil and a Fram tough guard...
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    295/75/16 or 305/70/16?

    I am planning on getting new tires with in the next 2 months but I can not decide on 295/75/16 or 305/70/16. I want 35s but I can not fit them and really use my truck like I want to so I am thinking a 295/75 which is a 33.5-x12. Or should I just stick with a 305/70 (33x12.50)? Would be 295 bfg...
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    Thermostat Leak Problem

    Thank you for the link, now I know exactly what to get.
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    Thermostat Leak Problem

    Hey everyone my thermostat housing started leaking a few days ago and I bought a new thermostat and o ring to do the job today. I did not realize the housing was 3 parts and the leak is lower than we thought. Should I just buy the whole housing from Rockauto? Here is a pic, where I have the...
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