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Old 04-28-2013
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Pilot Bearing bad, tore up crankshaft.

Big decision to make here.

Truck is generally in very good shape. What i thought was a bad throwout bearing, is a pilot bearing that shattered, and tore up the crankshaft.

Mechanic said I have 3 options.

1. Buy a remanufactured engine (more money for engine, less labor)
2. Repair Crankshaft, rebuild engine. (more money, lots of labor)
3. Buy used engine (less money, less labor)

This is a 93 2.3L XLT Ranger

Can anyone give me input on what is best option here?

I have 220k on the truck, body is straight, no leaks anywhere, and engine still runs very good (despite the bad crankshaft)
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If the truck is what you want and happy with it and maybe plan on keeping it for while then replace the engine with new.

If you are planning selling soon then get a good use low milage motor.
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Old 04-29-2013
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Mechanic says engine is running well enough, that we should replace crankshaft, sensors, and clutch, and should be good to go.

Might go that route ..
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