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Old 10-20-2015
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I am: Cynthia Johnson
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Long Beach, CA
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 2.3
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My name is Cyndy...own a 2000 Ford Ranger. It has been my faithful friend all these years...the few times it has broken down, it has been close to home.
On here to get some information in case I need to do some repairs myself as it (and I) are gettting older!
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Old 10-20-2015
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I am: Ron Dean
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
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2000 Ranger 2.3l would be the first Duratec(Mazda L) engine in a Ranger, these "officially" started in mid-2001 model year, so you must have a late 2000.
2.3l Dual over head cam(DOHC), strong and reliable engine

The 2.3l Duratec engine was made for Front Wheel Drive cars with engine mounted sideways, there is a cooling system hose and fitting on the back of the engine.
When mounted in the Ranger this hose and fitting are impossible to get to without removing the transmission(or pulling out the engine), so if you ever do have the trans out replace this hose and fitting as general maintenance.

2.5l would be the last of the LIMA engines in Rangers, another reliable engine but not as much power as the 2.3l Mazda L engine

2000 and 2001 Rangers had a bad connector under drivers seat area, in 2000 it is called C309, in 2001 it is C340.
These corroded and caused odd ball trouble codes.
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Old 10-21-2015
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I am: Gerry
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: GA
Vehicle: 2003 Ranger
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Engine: 4.0
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You are in right place for tips and leads, Cyndyn welcome! How many miles on her already?
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Old 10-21-2015
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I am: CARiD Jason
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: NJ, Cranbury
Vehicle: 2010 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 3.0
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Welcome to the forum, thanks a lot for joining! There will always be someone who can help you on here, so feel free to ask away!
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