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Old 03-24-2007
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Hey any of you guys know the best way to get the engine out of my truck. I have a hoist and engine stand. I plan on taking off the fenders and rad. support (if I can), grill head ect. so it's easy to work on and I can paint stuff up and fix things.

Any suggestions/tricks you guys would like to share.
Ive found the easiest way to go at it.. Just go straight up with the lift. Theres anough clearence between the firewall and bellhousing to get all the housing nuts off with nothing really in the way.
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Ive found the easiest way to go at it.. Just go straight up with the lift. Theres anough clearence between the firewall and bell housing to get all the housing nuts off with nothing really in the way.
I have them out already, I jacked up the back of the trans so it makes the engine lean forward and I had plenty of room to get to them. I have to pull the engine forward first because the input shaft is still in the engine then a I'll probably pull it straight up like you said.
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nice work so far
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Yeah, you can easily pull the motor and tranny out of the engine compartment with the radiator support in place, and everything else. As long as you have some help to spot everything, you can easily work it out in 5 minutes with some good lighting and a lot of patience.

Once you get both the motor and tranny out, it's a lot easier to unbolt the bellhousing bolts (block to tranny).

Edit: By the way, you can't remove the radiator core support. It's welded to the fender supports.
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I pulled the engine out today with my buddy's crane and I'm almost ready to drop in the new one. I just have to switch all the electronics and HVAC. Here are some pics.











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wow are you kidding? ahahah what did the neighbors think ? rofl
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Haha, thats a bit overkill there... keep those pictures rollin.
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wow are you kidding? ahahah what did the neighbors think ? rofl

Probably WTFHSBBQ!!!!!
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Haha, thats a bit overkill there... keep those pictures rollin.

Why overkill? We had a remote control and we didnt have wrestle with stupid hoist. That thing swings too so I could put it were ever I wanted.
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That is frickin genius! I can't believe you went to all that trouble, but with the remote control it must have been pretty easy.
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Probably WTFHSBBQ!!!!!
I don't get that acronym...
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lol.. couldn't you find a bigger crane??!

lookin good. must be exciting, keep the pics and progress rolling!!!
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That is frickin genius! I can't believe you went to all that trouble, but with the remote control it must have been pretty easy.
No trouble at all I just called him and he came over with it. I'm installing it like that too.
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lol! I'm diggin the cherry picker!
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lol! I'm diggin the cherry picker!
thanks, it's a shop on wheels complete with a torch, welder, compressor, deisle and gas pump, plus the boom. It has air brakes and an Eaton Fuller trans too.
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thanks, it's a shop on wheels complete with a torch, welder, compressor, deisle and gas pump, plus the boom. It has air brakes and an Eaton Fuller trans too.
Damn, I need friends like that. haha

Good deal man
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Wiring!

Well I got the dash out of my truck as well as the engine wiring harness and I'm finding a lot of differences behind the dash, especially main harness that goes to the cab. I may have to start a whole thread just about this under electronics. Here are some progress pictures and some differences I found.

Here are the two engine harnesses side by side



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These are the harness that go through the firewall to the engine harness. See how the 03 has only two.













I think this is the one that feeds the cab on the 03 dash, I'm not sure yet



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Here is the difference between the two steering columns



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nice.....looks like you are well on your way!
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Well one key to me figuring out this wire mess came in today and WOW it doesn't get more detailed than this! This manual has it all including schematics and detailed pictures of just 03 Rangers. I also have a 96 Ford Ranger service manual (not a cheesy Chilton's) coming in a few days.

Here are some shots of it.





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nice, great progress
I hope the wiring changes do not stall you too much
keep at it
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I'm not in a huge rush I have my car still that's been my DD and it's getting nice out so its fun to drive it.
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I started installing stuff finally instead of taking stuff off! I installed the front end harness and finished up the ABS system. I ran into a few problems though, it looks like I'll have to get a windshield wiper motor out of an 03 or similar. My W.W. motor has a 5 prong connector and the 03 has a 6.

Other than that I'm in pretty good shape I found out the trans harness's are identical and will require no splicing or anything.

I also undercoated the front of the chassis and as soon as that dries I'll paint it real nice with some semigloss black.

I just contacted Ben yesterday and talked out picking up another harness that goes from the cab back that I'm missing as well as the fuel tank and pump. I would post some pic's but nothing real exiting to see yet. I'll keep you all posted if I get any further.
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I've got a wiper motor with 5 prongs if you need it, along with any wiring harnesses you decide you want to replace.
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that is a ton of work, looks like a good start so far!
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I've got a wiper motor with 5 prongs if you need it, along with any wiring harnesses you decide you want to replace.
That is great!

I need the entire cab harness that comes out of the firewall to the dash and goes through the floor to the T-case. I also need the wiper motor, bracket that holds the ABS system to the inner fender and the Relay/elec box bracket that holds it the the inner fender.

So far that's all I can think of. Let me know what you can do. Thanks so much!
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