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Old 09-28-2011
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Hurst Shifter

This is kind of cheating 'cause I didn't do it today - I did it in June; but I installed a hurst shifter in my ranger.

I ended up ordering it because I attempted to change the shift **** on my 2010 sport, and after a lot of grunt work and making a huge mess of my shifter, I realized I couldn't attach anything to the top without some serious customization.

All-in-all, I ended up buying a Hurst Shifter - and now am very freakin happy that I screwed the thing up to begin with. I did the work myself (using a tutorial on here.. I just searched for 15 mins and couldn't find it again - sorry to whomever it was - I owe you! The step-by-step tutorial was awesome!). The whole project altogether took me about 4 hrs (in twilight where i could barely see lol).

Anyways, in hindsight I should have taken some pictures before and during... but here are some pics after the installation - did I mention this is the best decision I've ever made?

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Old 09-29-2011
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Did you add any insulation under the cup holder/shift bezel ?
You will need to if not, to get rid of the gear noise/vibration.
There is a "How-To" on the subject but just use some foam. I used some sound proof mat on the floor and arund the shifter but it is needed.

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This is kind of cheating 'cause I didn't do it today - I did it in June; but I installed a hurst shifter in my ranger.

I ended up ordering it because I attempted to change the shift **** on my 2010 sport, and after a lot of grunt work and making a huge mess of my shifter, I realized I couldn't attach anything to the top without some serious customization.

All-in-all, I ended up buying a Hurst Shifter - and now am very freakin happy that I screwed the thing up to begin with. I did the work myself (using a tutorial on here.. I just searched for 15 mins and couldn't find it again - sorry to whomever it was - I owe you! The step-by-step tutorial was awesome!). The whole project altogether took me about 4 hrs (in twilight where i could barely see lol).

Anyways, in hindsight I should have taken some pictures before and during... but here are some pics after the installation - did I mention this is the best decision I've ever made?

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Old 09-30-2011
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This happened. Not bad for a 04', 100K and a new set of ball joints is the only 'major' work I've had to do.
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Old 10-01-2011
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OMG where do I start?

I've made some mad progress on my clutch "project".

Got all new parts: Front prop shaft, sandblasted rear driveshaft, new tranny mount, new crossmember, new U-joints all around, Centerforce clutch, new clutch slave cylinder... and I even had the flywheel machined. Also got new bolts for everything.

Clutch slave cylinder and flywheel are on but the new clutch doesn't seem to line up right. Compared it to the original clutch and it's an exact match (except not worn at all).

Going to pull the flywheel and see what I'm doing wrong.

After that, still gotta get that stray stud out of the transfer case flange.

Lastly, I'm going to POR-15 EVERYTHING before putting it all back together.
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Rolled over 80k the other day (not too bad for an 04 either) Changed the oil the other day.

Washed it. Might change rear diff fluid today (finally)
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Old 10-01-2011
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washed it
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Picked her up at the trans shop
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Was going to town for a balance and rotate, until I noticed the wife took both sets of keys... Guess I won't do a damn thing but watch football now... damn the luck...
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Dropped mine off at my dad's... I'll see it in a week or so!
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Old 10-02-2011
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This happened. Not bad for a 04', 100K and a new set of ball joints is the only 'major' work I've had to do.
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Rolled over 80k the other day (not too bad for an 04 either) Changed the oil the other day.

Washed it. Might change rear diff fluid today (finally)
I have an '05 with only 36 290 Miles (58 400km)
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Made up my mind on it today that I'm gonna trade it in in Feb for a 06-08 Ranger.
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Got the new clutch in (FINALLY ), tranny lined up and bolted back in, and put in a new (junkyard) crossmember. The old one was rusted through and broken in several places.

Now I have to POR-15 both driveshafts and somehow put the starter back in.

I've also managed to remove the rear flange on the transfer case and actually got the broken stud out

Gonna replace the seal back there if I ever find a new one to put in....
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I finally ordered the new speakers and amp.
Now I can install the Nav Unit.
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Old 10-03-2011
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1994 reg cab

Over the last two weeks I replaced the rear leaf spring mounts,shackles,bushings,rear shocks,brake lines,wheel cylinders,brake shoes,gas tank filler tube,right cab mount and muffler
I know that's more than a day
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finished my flowmaster 40 ehaust and took my cats off let me know whatcha think!

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Drove to my DIVORCE ATTORNEY!
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Attempted to pull my Blazer from its final resting place, couldn't do it. So I hooked it to the trailer and used the jeep to do it. No problem. Get it in place and move the jeep to use the winch to pull it onto the trailer, get it on there and set in place lock it down, back the truck onto the driveway and notice its definatly time for springs. So much for the $ I got for selling the blazer. First time I'll be down to 3 vehicles in 12 years.
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Old 10-04-2011
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filled her tank!
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Finally fixed all the issues I've been having with it. As some of you know I've been running lean on bank 1 and 2 now for over a year. Pulled like 20 codes at the time. All the sensors that had to do with the emissions were out, so one by one I replaced them, MAF, IAC, and all the Oxygen Sensors. Still was running lean in both banks, so I replaced the intake gasket as it had a leak and a vacuum line. It was still running lean. Checked EGR, working perfect, I was completely lost of where to look next. Mind you during this time I had replaced the spark plugs 3 times as they kept fouling out, spark plug wires once.

So yesterday I had some extra cash and the coil pack was original with 218xxx miles on it. So I replaced that as well with a new set of spark plugs. Fixed all my rough idle and misfire issues, truck isn't running lean no more. Still confused on that, cause the truck should have ran rich if it wasn't getting enough spark, maybe the computer over compensated and made it run lean I don't know. All I care is that it is no longer running lean.
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Old 10-05-2011
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I moved a 55" big screen tv in my f150 in the rain today. lol And now my truck is dirty after washing it on Saturday morning. Reason why I don't wash it.
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Old 10-05-2011
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I am currently looking at it everyday sit in the drive way because it is stumping me. I don't know why it wont start....
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Is it turning over? or the starter wont even kick?
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Old 10-05-2011
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I am currently looking at it everyday sit in the drive way because it is stumping me. I don't know why it wont start....
Post a new thread about it and give us some details man. theres a bunch of Mechanics here and i'm sure we can put heads together.
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