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Old 12-28-2013
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4x4 clunks

when I engage the transfer when I first move it will clunk a couple of times after a while it works ok ;;
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I'm dealing with that right now. 1990 automatic. buddy and I "think" we traced it to the transfer case motor. Put a new one on yesterday but still clunking in and out. There is a certain position the transfer case shaft has to go into the motor. apparently I have it wrong so am taking off the motor this morning to see if I can get it to STAY in 4wd. Just an old plow truck so that's where it needs to stay anyway....stay tuned..
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water-leak

new prob. I have a water leak up in the middle of the engine under all that intake and fuel inj. stuff ;newer engines scare me ; https://www.ranger-forums.com/rf/for...lies/crazy.gif
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I feel your pain! Can't imagine where that would be coming from??? I would carefully check the hoses. Worse case scenario??? Crack in head or block. For your sake, I sure hope not!

Took the transfer case motor off yesterday and tried turning the part in the new motor (using the dash switch and by hand) just a tad but wouldn't budge. (Old part does??). The transfer case shaft will turn but if the other won't, they won't match up since it only goes in one way. I had told my buddy when we had it all apart, if we "jury rigged" it by using a washer spacer to pull the splines out a bit maybe that would work. Tried it and quit clunking and stays in 4wd....for now. LOL

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haven't attacked that problem yet; still working on the water leak the lower part of the thermostat cracked put on new one the sensors don't fit properly and leak worse than the crack !!!
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