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3.0 Ranger General Questions.

I have a few questions about rangers with the 3.0.

Are all 3.0 Liters the Edge Model? All the 3 liters i have seen have been the Edge.

Hows the Auto trans in the 3.0?

Anything that goes on all 3.0 Liters? Any odd need of maintenance?

How do you tell what gears a truck has? Are all the edge models 4.10 or 3.73 gears? If i want to tow, I should get the 4.10 gears, right?

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The Edge model is mainly defined by the front suspension , which uses torsion bars . The other models use coil springs.
The Edge comes with 3.0 and 4.0 l engines.
One major problem with the 3.0 in certain years has been the camshaft syncronizer assembly going bad which causes loss of oil pressure.
For the axle code , look at the sticker on the driver's side door/jamb. There is a two digit letter/number code that translates to the gear ratio and whether it's an open or limited slip diff.
Post it here or search the drivetrain section for it.
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The Edge model is mainly defined by the front suspension , which uses torsion bars . The other models use coil springs.
The Edge comes with 3.0 and 4.0 l engines.
One major problem with the 3.0 in certain years has been the camshaft syncronizer assembly going bad which causes loss of oil pressure.
For the axle code , look at the sticker on the driver's side door/jamb. There is a two digit letter/number code that translates to the gear ratio and whether it's an open or limited slip diff.
Post it here or search the drivetrain section for it.
If you are getting a 2wd Edge it's important to get one with a locker. It won't matter as much with 4wds.

I will say this though....When I had a 2wd 3.0 manual Edge with limited-slip, I would slid all over the place.

When I got my 4x4 3.0 Automatic Edge with limited-slip I never even need to put it into 4wd. I even have the same tires as I swapped them out before selling my older 2wd edge. It's night and day difference and I still can't figure out the main difference.
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If you are getting a 2wd Edge it's important to get one with a locker. It won't matter as much with 4wds.

I will say this though....When I had a 2wd 3.0 manual Edge with limited-slip, I would slid all over the place.

When I got my 4x4 3.0 Automatic Edge with limited-slip I never even need to put it into 4wd. I even have the same tires as I swapped them out before selling my older 2wd edge. It's night and day difference and I still can't figure out the main difference.
I have a decent model Ranger with 3.73's and Limited Slip 2WD. Auto Trans and a 3.0L Flex Fuel. she is down right now but, It is not an Edge Model Just a XLT. GREAT TRUCK.

Locker makes the Rear Wheels Turn at the same rate with no slipping, You want slipping on the street or you blow the rear end out. Lockers are intense if you try to turn. Its VERY harsh on pavement, some even make a Horrible ratcheting noise which is normal. Limited slip means that the rear will lock and unlock similar to a locker but allows you to turn the vehicle comfortably but has it's limits as it wont go to a full on lock like a locker will., You can "control it" with the throttle allowing it to lock and unlock in the snow once they start spinning. Mine will lock up and I can get to fish tailing quickly. Unlocked with a little throttle and Im going before 4x4s can. I pass 4x4's in crappy snow conditions. I do not own a 4x4, I got rid of it when I bought the 2WD I was so confident with it. If its too bad to be out, stay home. I also run a Awesome Snow tire too, Nitto SN2, Better than a blizzac and far cheaper.
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Is the Motorcraft DA 2089 the correct camshaft position syn. for a 2003 3.0v6?
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DA-2089
F8DZ-12A362-AA
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Thanks I did buy the right one..
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