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2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Old 01-04-2007
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oh boyy.

in my auto shop ( i am a junior, and go to school for auto mechanics) i got to bring in my truck today and do the spark plugs, and spark plug wires.

what a trick this was. ford really didnt care about the people who would be working on the motor later on down the road. i had a hard time putting my hands in some of spots to get those plugs out, and not to mention the way they routed the wires, ( i bout this truck used so its possible someone did the wires before me, and rerouted them there own way, but by pulling the plugs it looks like these plugs havent been done in a longg timee if at all. this truck has around 115 k on it now)


i also have had problems with my truck losing power at 3 grand and then instanly start pulling again. so today i tried taking the mass air flow sensor off, but didnt have enough time. so after school i unplugged this sensor completely and ran it. Only for a few minutes though, and the problem i had dissapeared, and these sensors cost around 250-300 bucks. so what i think im gonna do is just try and clean it some way. my friend had a similiar issue, and just cleaned the sensor. anyone have any good suggestions on what i could use to clean this sensor with?


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Next time try doing a 4.0.....
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Next time try doing a 4.0.....
just what i was thinking
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i thought that about the distributor in my 3.0
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^^ yea up on the firewall damn that sucked
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3.0 is a cake walk compared to doing it on a 4.3 s10!!!! trust me i have both. still can't get to one of the plugs on the s10. i can do the ranger in less than 10 min.!!!
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3.0 is a cake walk compared to doing it on a 4.3 s10!!!! trust me i have both. still can't get to one of the plugs on the s10. i can do the ranger in less than 10 min.!!!
the 3.0 isnt bad for changing plugs and wires. the distrip is hard to get to for adjustment and replacement
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umm...2.3l dual coil set up. yea thats hard.
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the 3.0 plugs got real easy after the BL..lol.. same with the oil change. damn filter is right in my wheelwell now haha
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Today the automotive companies are trying to make it easy for one person the guy assembling it. This is where they are making there money. Besides chances are people that are taking to the dealship for service are beyond there waranty and are paying those outrageous dealship hourly rates. In the end its a win win situation for the big guys.
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anyone have any good suggestions on what i could use to clean this sensor with?

Mike, I believe CRC actually makes MAF cleaner availible at any autoparts store.. but you'd also be safe just using Electrical Cleaner that CRC also makes.
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thanks ryan, i appreciate it.

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You can get a non-ford maf from autozone for around $100. Thats what I did when for wanted $300 for a maf.
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Today the automotive companies are trying to make it easy for one person the guy assembling it. This is where they are making there money. Besides chances are people that are taking to the dealship for service are beyond there waranty and are paying those outrageous dealship hourly rates. In the end its a win win situation for the big guys.
I think I agree with this answer the most...

But yeah...damn! My Dad says the easiest car he's had to work on is a Toyota...
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