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Old 09-19-2009
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motor seized

Hey i own a 95' Ford ranger with the 3.0 V6 and the motor seized yesterday and i was wondering about my options. I was thinking of a 4.0 but how much work would that take. money is kinda tight.
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Old 09-20-2009
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The easiest way out: Find another 3.0 in corresponding years. Your cheapest bet would be to buy just a block, and switch over the top end, and all of your accesories. But sometimes if your lucky you can find the right bargain. Have you ever heard of Try there, or possibly post a classified ad in the paper. Try local, "For sale or buy" radio programs in your area as well. Maybe check with your local gear heads.
Im not sure what your mechanical apptitude is, but find a friend maybe, im sure there is atleast one user on here from your area who would be willing to help you.

Its not all that hard when it comes to replacing motors. If you find the same engine, its just a unbolt, and bolt....kinda like playing legos!

If youve got the time, and am willing to brave it, there is an unlimited amount of resources....


The interenet

The Ranger station

Chilton manuals...


Just STAY AWAY FROM DEALERSHIPS...they will rob you.

Same with shade tree mechanics...Im not dissing them, hat goes off to them.

Just 9 out of 10, think they can "Make" things work, or often find problems that don't really exist.

If you do go that route, get many quotes, and most of all have patience...

Good luck,
and if worst comes to worse,
You could always sale the body, and put it towards another.

Good luck friend, keep us updated!
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Old 10-16-2009
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Originally Posted by RodeoBum09 View Post
Just STAY AWAY FROM DEALERSHIPS...they will rob you.
Ya! Rob you blind and deaf!
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