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Old 07-11-2008
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blown 2.3

so i guess i blew my 2.3. i was turning the corner and it mad a loud clanking noise and i pulled over and it turned off. i tried to start it and couldnt. i got it towed and the diagnostic was that 2 rods came off the crank shaft...ive been looking for prices and info on engines and labor..best i can find was $2400 for and engine put in. ford wanted that much just for the engine itself. and another guy quoted me between $3000 and $6000 for another engine put in...help me.....
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Old 07-12-2008
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for 2500 buck i would just say goodbye to the ranger and get another one.hopefully your not paying on it.how many miles were on your motor?unless there was some super reason for keeping it i would say goodbye,but i get bored driving the same thing after a few years.
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Old 07-12-2008
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jesus christ ..... i was into hondas before i got my mazda, and unless you blew up an integra or a prelude which had the sweet engines, a new one was under a grand usually.
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Old 07-14-2008
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you could rebuild it and do it your self or have some one rebuild it and do the rest yourself i rebuilt mine and im way under a grand
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you could rebuild it and do it your self or have some one rebuild it and do the rest yourself i rebuilt mine and im way under a grand
Same here im currently rebuilding my 87 2.3.
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Old 07-20-2008
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i feel ya same on this one thankfully my grandpops has a shop and is letting me use it so i can put my new motor in
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Old 07-20-2008
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Get a cheap low miles one and drop it in yourself? That cant be more than a grand can it? I was looking at v6 4.0's just for curiosity and they were only 8-9 hundred. They all had 30-60,000 miles on em though.
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I vote rebuild it. In my previous ranger, i spun two rod bearings in my 2.5L. rebuild the entire engine for under $400.
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