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#44 of 85 Re: Engine Question [bolivar]
Feb 01, 2008 (9:47 pm)
Nope, underneath the dash on the passenger side you'll find a large cylinder with a red button on top. That is your problem right there. That is ur fuelpump safty cutoff switch. Push and hold the button for about 5 to 10 seconds and it should be fine. But would recomend taking it to the nearest FORD dealer and have ur fuel pump checked, and Fuel Filter changed immediately once it has started. I am a Certified Ford Customer Service Technical Advisor. Which I received at Nascar Tech last year. I'm enjoying My 2nd Ranger. The first one was a 1997 with an escort engine. This one is an 04 Edge with a 3.0 V6. Anybody have any Idea where I can get a Camshaft and Cylinder Heads? My first Ranger and My 2nd ranger both had Bad safty cutoff switches, and my 2nd one had a bad Fuel pump. They no longer put the Fuelpumps inside the fuel tanks as of 2002 when the new emissions took affect, the mechanic forgot about this and it sprayed fuel all over him and the inside of my cab.
#45 of 85 Re: Engine Question [knightmare1015]
Feb 01, 2008 (11:34 pm)
It's not my problem, I was replying to 97ranger2.
He said his truck was very hard to start, but after starting would run for a minute or so, then die.
If the fuel safety cutoff is set or bad, the engine would never start, right? So, that can't be the problem.
#46 of 85 Re: V8 swap [djoseph19]
Mar 29, 2008 (7:47 am)
Any 289 or 302 will go in real easy. Get back to me for more info. I have two rangers with v8's. One has a stock 302/2bbl carb. that I have put almost 100,000 miles trouble free. The other one has a "hot rod" 289 and is real fast and trouble free.
#47 of 85 1988 Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder
Jun 04, 2008 (7:43 am)
#48 of 85 1988 Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder
Jun 04, 2008 (7:43 am)
My son bought a 88 ranger with a 4 cylinder...lots of miles. Milage sucks big time. Wondering if this is due to a tired engine?
How tough/expensive would it be to replace engine?
#49 of 85 Another Engine Swap!
Jul 28, 2008 (11:15 am)
I have a 96 Ford ranger 6cyl. with 157,000. How hard or is it possible to swap the engine with a newer 04 model V6.
#50 of 85 1983 Ranger 2.3 4x4 Engine Swap With a 1988 Ranger 2.3 FI Engine
Oct 11, 2008 (7:27 am)
HELLO , I 'AM IN NEED OF SOME HELP HERE ...I HAVE A 1983 FORD RANGER 4x4 WITH A BAD 2.3 CARBURETOR MOTOR ... I JUST PURCHASED A 1988 FORD RANGER 2 WHEEL DRIVE WITH A FI 2.3 ENGINE IN IT.......I WOULD LIKE TO SWAP OUT MY 1983 CARB MOTOR FOR THE 1988 2.3 FI ENGINE ...
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE THIS CHANGE WORK ... PLEASE HELP , I WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS THING IN BEFORE WINTER COMES...
#51 of 85 Re: Ranger 2.3 Engine Swap
Oct 12, 2008 (8:45 am)
I 'am In Need Of Some Help Here ...I Have a 1983 Ford Ranger 4x4 With a Bad 2.3 Carbured Motor ... I Just Purchased a 1988 Ford Ranger 2 Wheel Drive With a FI 2.3 Engine In It.......I Would Like To Swap Out My 1983 Carbured Motor For The 1988 2.3 FI Engine ...
What Do I Need To Do To Make This Change Work ... Please Help , I Would Like To Complete This Before Winter Comes .
#52 of 85 Ranger engine swap from carb to fi
Oct 12, 2008 (2:52 pm)
I,m sure I will need to change the engine wire harness But what else would I need to change..?. Will I need to change the gas tank ..? How much of the harnes will I need to change ..? Just the front or even inside the cab...? I already took the front engine harness out of my 1983 4x4 ranger and Changed everything that works on the 1988 Ranger - Stff on the fire wall and Inner fenders that go along with the 1988 ranger .... Do the headlight wires need to be changed also....? Please Help ,, This is total differn't from the stuff I do.. I'M STILL IN THE OLD STUFF, NOT COMPUTER SHIT.
Thanks Again ,
#53 of 85 Re: Ranger engine swap from carb to fi [grump1]
Oct 13, 2008 (11:49 am)
You are on the right track with how you're going about this. No need to swap out the headlight harness. Just make sure you get all the fuel system components from the donor truck. EFI systems on the older Fords operate at about 40 psi and the in tank pump and sending unit in the 88 will give you that