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Old 01-27-2007
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if everyone bought a yota, there would be no need for mechanics.
The stupidity of that statement speaks for itself.

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my next truck will be a yota .
Then you'll be buying a truck that scored behind the Ranger in JD Power's '06 vehicle dependability study.

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more toyotas on that list than fords. shows you how much better the entire toyota line is above fords
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more toyotas on that list than fords. shows you how much better the entire toyota line is above fords

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go for it. i have said nothing offensive

and im not ragging i stating the truth. i love my ranger but it does tend to be a problem. if im lying then shoot. if i could have afforded it i would have bought the yota. i can afford it now so when i do get it i will leave if u want.

good luck with the truck man
i was just joking man :o)
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two things come to mind when reading this thread. First is Quest, 90% of all your posts have something negative in them. If you don't like fords, then why are you on a ford site? My mom always told me if you don't have something nice to say, then shut the f*&k up!

Secondly, how many of us are ASE certified mechanics? Or, trained by ford, or have a formal mechanical education? Well, most of us don't, so we tend to make mistakes, like not having the heads resurfaced. We live and learn and move on. Next time, we put that experience to work and avoid the same problems.

Ok, I am climbing down off my soapbox.
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let's see.....friend with a 98 TACO TuRD.......

blown rear pumpkin seal
blown ds rear hub (3x)
auto tranny leak
selectible locker dead and reworked (2x)
non-operational 4x4 due to rear regeared, but front not, and a dead front ds.
blown donahue racing coils (2 sets - or 4 coilovers)
other issues I'm not aware about other than just being told his truck was down.

Toyota (too often yanks over-price this automobile) just recently had a rather significant recall, I believe on the tundra and a couple other vehicles. Want to read about some issues, visit the TTORA (Toyota Territory Off-Roaders Association) forums.

I've had issues with my truck as well

- Oct 05 dead pressure plate (new master and slave cylinders installed) at ~23K
- tranny leak between main tranny housing and extension housing (currently on 4th repair and holding)
- worn clutch causing slippage at 46K, slave cylinder also crapped AND NOT REPAIRED UNDER 60mo./75K extended warranty....doing the math, that's 2 new slaves at 23K miles a piece.
- damaged circuit 140 wires from off-road debris. I forget what the wires ran exactly to part wise, but they were under the bed and are part of the evap system.
- RCD kit and deavers won't install themselves and I'll be damned if I'll pay someone to do the work other than the required welding.

knocking on wood like a fat kid in a candy store that missed taking his ritalin and ADHD meds I have yet to have any other problems. I'd like to keep it that way, but because I off-road that's a price I pay. It isn't always free to have fun and games, and even when it is free has its limitations. So you little girls that think you'll have a magic pill, invincible, bulletproof truck in getting a japanese POS, no one's stopping you from spending your money. I owned an 81 celica, put a rebuilt engine in etc. For a $250 car, my mom, myself, and my german air force neighbor invested over 5K into the thing, plus god knows how many hours of labor and still couldn't get it going. The damn toyota dealership couldn't even get it working right. I owned a 93 ranger from 2000 until 2005. In 2004 I got a new clutch at 154K, the old clutch ORIGINAL factory clutch no clutch work had ever been done on the vehicle. The oxygen sensors died in 2004, and 5th gear died in 2004. The 4.0 in it was still going strong at 172K when a 16 y.o. kid blew a stop sign in a 72 chevy truck. Full center front end hit at ~30-35 mph into his rear right corner and the engine kicked over and I moved it off the road.

My mom's 92 explorer is at almost 300K and just finally started giving her engine trouble last year. The thing ticks like a bomb. She's gone through 1 clutch since owning the vehicle brand new custom ordered and the first time 4x4 was ever engaged on it was in May 2000 by yours truly while out in AZ after HS graduation. I won't go into the other ford vehicles my family has owned, but they are still running strong. For me I'm sold on Ford product, at least when it comes to trucks and SUVs. I just wish they'd rework the damned slave cylinder in the newer rangers. So far that seems to be the only weak point with the manual trannies.

The only thing japanese you'll see my knowingly owning via my own money is my Nikon SLR.
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First is Quest, 90% of all your posts have something negative in them.
you're not the only one to notice this.

Quest, tengo algún consejo para tú. Necesitas resolver cuando decir, "a la chingada."
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two things come to mind when reading this thread. First is Quest, 90% of all your posts have something negative in them. If you don't like fords, then why are you on a ford site? My mom always told me if you don't have something nice to say, then shut the f*&k up!

Secondly, how many of us are ASE certified mechanics? Or, trained by ford, or have a formal mechanical education? Well, most of us don't, so we tend to make mistakes, like not having the heads resurfaced. We live and learn and move on. Next time, we put that experience to work and avoid the same problems.

Ok, I am climbing down off my soapbox.
looks like you should take your own advice as well. nothing nice, dont say it.

as far as Lefty goes, thats not a good attempt at spanish. makes absolutely no sense. thank you come again.
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we can only wish
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as far as Lefty goes, thats not a good attempt at spanish. makes absolutely no sense. thank you come again.
Does "me cago en la leche de que tu mamaste" make enough sense for ya? Then again my spanish slang is horrible.
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At first I was going to respond in kind, Quest, but that would be stooping to your level. I guess I hit a nerve when I said what I did, huh? Because in my response, I simply pointed out that the majority of your responses to the threads here are negative. Believe me, there are numerous responses I could give you now that would sink me to your level, but I am not going to go there.



Now, any further response to me about what I said, quest, needs to be in a pm or on the blow off forum. This thread was/is about a parked ranger, and once again you have ended up having it hijacked.

Any news on your truck Tim?
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Who cares who is negative this aint high school!
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Does "me cago en la leche de que tu mamaste" make enough sense for ya? Then again my spanish slang is horrible.
it gets an honorable mention.
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you should go look at some of tims recent responses to other threads. i was just reenforcing the ideaology in tims signature. "better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it" is pretty much the same as "better to do it right the first time, than have to do it all over again" much cheaper doing it right the first time. BTW if you came up to my level it would be an upgrade. thank you come again.

on top of that they were trying to show how inferior tacomas are to rangers, when that list shows that in theory toyota craftsmanship shows up in almost every catagory while ford only shows up in two. on top of that in the beginning i also pointed out that toyota V6's had their faults as well, mainly the headgasket issue.

so, in closing...i didnt stand up for the toyotas to begin with and i merely made the observation that MORE toyota product showed up on the list as reliable auto's. ranger may be better than tacoma, but the lineage of said truck comes with very good backing and better resell value on top of that.

WHEN WAS IT NEGATIVE??? Just an observation.

so, if that is not a proper rebuttal i dont know what is.

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so your gonna do the 302 swap?
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for the record i have 70k trouble free miles on my ranger... my previous ranger had 350k when i retired it
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should have done it right the first time.
this is negative and does nothing for this thread or the entire forum.
seems everything you post is just about the same as this sort of comment, try not being so aerogent next time. nah forget that, i say you should be baned and "edited for political wrongness"

and BTW i am ASE certified!

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and BTW i am ASE certified!
what a coincidence, so am i

BTW you must have not been able to read over my well informed and non agressive response a few posts above yours. i love you guys for being so observant and skimming over my "PC" rebuttals....Now lets put a V8 in that sucker boys!!!
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u cant drive it at all?
i can.. but i don't want to risk getting stuck somewhere..
it slips if you push the gas down, and it takes forever to grab, if it does.
for now it sits, and i hope the clutch gets here tomorrow and i can get it done before i get fired from work...
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mine never got that bad. it just chattered a lot and made noise
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I'll bet you it's just a bad lifter or a worn out lobe on your cam. I see this all the time. it's a very easy fix probably. it does not sound like piston slap.
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Whoa!

This thread wandered over the river and through the woods!!!

I am actually planning a 302 swap. I haven't found a good one yet, but I'm arranging all the parts I will need on paper and getting the cost/time figures calculated. It's going to be a big job for a college guy with a family to support, but who doesn't like a good challenge?

I will be getting the job checked over by an ASE certified mechanic who lives a few houses down (go figure!). He recently swapped V8 into a V6 F-150 and put a manual tranny behind it, which is exactly what I want to do.

For me, this whole job will be done at a financial pace, instead of on a work hours basis. I'll have more time than money, and I'm afraid I'll be driving the "Wifemobile" for a few months.

Either way it just may be time for my 120,000 mile 4-cylinder to be put to rest.
I ragged the heck out of it in it's early life. I shoved Nitrous down it's throat for years while burning my open-diff (A.K.A. One-Wheel Peelin) Ranger's tires off on the drag strip every weekend for a year and a half.

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I'll bet you it's just a bad lifter or a worn out lobe on your cam. I see this all the time. it's a very easy fix probably. it does not sound like piston slap.
You think so??? I have no idea how to tell if it is piston slap once I get the head off. I was just planning to pull the head and have it checked over before determining if I would just replace the whole motor or not. This would include having all my valves checked for straightness, but I am also unsure of how to check my lifters or lobes.

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It's easy, first take the valve cover off and see if you have any loose rockers. That will determine if you have a collapsed lifter or bad cam lobe. Make sure you check it from top dead center to bottom dead center by rotating the crank with a breaker bar and a socket that fits on the bolt. If you have piston slap you will see it all over the piston like you took a hammer to it. I bet it's just a loose rocker arm because a push rod bouncing up and down is a terrible sound and make it seem like the engine is shot. But it's a very very easy fix. Let me know if you find a loose rocker and I'll try to explain how to set your lash.
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It's easy, first take the valve cover off and see if you have any loose rockers. That will determine if you have a collapsed lifter or bad cam lobe. Make sure you check it from top dead center to bottom dead center by rotating the crank with a breaker bar and a socket that fits on the bolt. If you have piston slap you will see it all over the piston like you took a hammer to it. I bet it's just a loose rocker arm because a push rod bouncing up and down is a terrible sound and make it seem like the engine is shot. But it's a very very easy fix. Let me know if you find a loose rocker and I'll try to explain how to set your lash.
I have to take a lot of this back, I just looked up the 2.5 and it's a OHC engine. You don't have pushrods hehe. It still can be a bad lifter though.
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