CYLINDER HEAD-ACHE - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-22-2010
christofficer's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 24

So My truck started clicking out of nowhere. Listened to it and it sounded like the noise was coming from the timing belt cover...So i figured, she's at 140k probably time for a timing belt/water pump change. Got the new timing belt on and water pump and fired her up and then all you hear is CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK....way louder than before. Had the mechanic from the family shop come over to check it out and says its a bad valve. Pull the head, take it to machine shop. CRACKED CYLINDER HEAD.....NOT REPAIRABLE. ****. What are my options. I called all the salvage yards and nobody has this head or this motor, its as if they do not exist. And if one pops up somebody grabs it. .... Do they make a performance head? Does this happen all the time with this motor. Also as you can see in pics below there is a small gouge about 1/2in Lx 1/4in Wx 2mm deep in the top of #4 piston. Is this something I should worry about? Uncle is a master auto tech and he says no big deal. Do these engines EFF up all the time or what? Thought this thing was a steal for 1500 and now I have nothing but headaches. .... Enlighten me ranger lovers. This is a 97 ranger....98 2.5 4cyl motor, 5 speed MT, 31" tires, spindle/shackle lift. Any other mod suggestions Ideas welcome. I like the truck and wanna keep it just wanna make it better. I also need to find the torque specs for putting it back together once I get the head situation handled.

Last edited by christofficer; 11-23-2010 at 11:50 AM.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 3.0L V6 Vulcan Cylinder Heads - Pair - Dover Cylinder Heads Prerunner-Ranger Engine & Drivetrain 1 09-27-2015 07:48 AM
Water in cylinder 1, oil in cylinder 2 & 3 rlmblm21 General Technical & Electrical 1 01-11-2015 01:15 PM
'97 Slave Cylinder vs. '03 Slave Cylinder....what is the difference? lifted97ranger Drivetrain Tech 21 01-17-2014 11:38 PM
Freeze Plug ON Cylinder Head caroj59 SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 0 10-29-2010 09:43 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.