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OHC DONE, Need some help

NO pics sorry!!! But i do have a question.....
I have a 1999 Ranger....So griggs how-to cant help on this that i seen..

The speed sensor that connects to the GEM, i cant find out where to connecet it..The GEM in the How-to pics is different....I have i grey adapter on the side, and 1 grey adapter on the bottom...So i dont know which wire to splice???

ANY HELP AT ALL....Griggs can u help me
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The speed sensor that connects to the GEM, i cant find out where to connecet it.
For 98~2000, go to the 18-pin connector on the GEM. RABS trucks have the gray/black in pin 1, 4WABS have it in pin 9.
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ok ill go check it out a lil later..Im at work now....hey man thanks a ton...I was talking about your truck at the meet saturady...I reall ylike all your gadgets..I kinda would like to have the same thing going on, but who knows.
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For 98~2000, go to the 18-pin connector on the GEM. RABS trucks have the gray/black in pin 1, 4WABS have it in pin 9.
Can you tell me what that is exactly^^ Whats a 18 pin connector and what does 4WABS mean
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Can you tell me what that is exactly^^ Whats a 18 pin connector and what does 4WABS mean
Connectors can have different numbers of pin positions. You want the connector with 8 pin positions in one row and 10 in the other. You can see them when it is unplugged.

RABS = Rear ABS only, 4WABS = 4 wheel ABS.

To make it simpler, just look through all the wires in the connectors at the GEM. You want the one that is gray with a black stripe. There's only one like that.
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ok im gonna go check it out right now....Ill post back in a minute...thanks man
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alrighty, its hooked up...IT WAS the only grey w/black strip in there...
It was the clip on the bottom of the GEM, and it did have 8 pins on bottom, and 10 on top....

Thanks man, now its fully functional WOO

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Awesome glad you got it installed. My phone is now a brick, it won't let me use it at all. So thast why I didnt answer you yesterday lol, I wasn't avoiding you. I get a new one tomorrow though!
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Hey ranger_1999 did you ever get that mounting plate issue worked out man?
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Yeah Frank gave him a different bracket and that one looked like it should have worked perfectly.
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Hey ranger_1999 did you ever get that mounting plate issue worked out man?
Yes sir i did..I redrilled and moved it forward a lil bit..Its good now.

Although i still have a small 1/4-1/8" gap at the back of the OHC from when i origianlly had it cut and mounted....So i need to seal up that gap or else, i still have a peice of headliner, so i may seperate the carpet from that and see if i can glue ir or something.....

I dont know what to do....i cant post a pic either
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If you need to post pics, feel free to email them to me and I can host them for you. I don't mind at all.
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Well im at work, so ill have to send them later when i get home.
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I had a small area with gap of about 1/8 inch on the passenger side of my OHC after install. I dropped the passenger side visor, removed the grab handle on that side and carefully slid a piece of the headliner I had cut off near the console on the INSIDE of the headliner. This slight "filler" material closed the gap and it looks great no bulges or anything. No glue, no mess.
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I had a small area with gap of about 1/8 inch on the passenger side of my OHC after install. I dropped the passenger side visor, removed the grab handle on that side and carefully slid a piece of the headliner I had cut off near the console on the INSIDE of the headliner. This slight "filler" material closed the gap and it looks great no bulges or anything. No glue, no mess.
Oh yeah, never thought of that...Ill check doing that out this evening...
But the whole back is gapped a lil it, so i probably need to slide 2 peaces in or so?? Will it have enough resisitence to bulge it out good???

How did u stick it in there? With a hanger?
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might be a dumb question, but did you screw the back in?
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might be a dumb question, but did you screw the back in?
Yeah its tight too....As tight as it can go...I probably need to re-drill and move the ohc up maybe 1" or so, but man i have a crap load of holes in it already, im tired or drilling....Im gonna try and shove something in there to bulge it down
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how big is the gap? cant remember if i read that or not
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maybe 1/4" to 1/8"....I dont really car about the gap, its just the gap shows the cut headliner some...i hate that, all that work for just a lil mistake
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Glad to hear it's working and installed. I said it wasn't too bad an install. As for the gap, You could just use one of the scrap pieces to fill it in. It might not be pretty, but whatever works :)
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I shoved in the piece of headliner with a plastic ruler. It flexes a little and with the visor and grab handle dropped you have some wiggle room, I was able to gently pull down on the headliner, just be careful it can wrinkle easily. I loosened the OHC as well, you might have to move the piece around a few times till you get the right spot covered. Just push it in the area where you need it. I went in from the front by the rearview mirror.
Take your time and its not bad at all.
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Glad to hear it's working and installed. I said it wasn't too bad an install. As for the gap, You could just use one of the scrap pieces to fill it in. It might not be pretty, but whatever works :)
I did carve a peice of the headliner to fill it in temporarliy but the yellow fiberglass crap draws attention up there you know
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I shoved in the piece of headliner with a plastic ruler. It flexes a little and with the visor and grab handle dropped you have some wiggle room, I was able to gently pull down on the headliner, just be careful it can wrinkle easily. I loosened the OHC as well, you might have to move the piece around a few times till you get the right spot covered. Just push it in the area where you need it. I went in from the front by the rearview mirror.
Take your time and its not bad at all.
Oh went it from the front huh, i was gonna go in from the side...Ill try and see what works for me...Thanks man
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Sure, go in wherever it will get there easiest. My gap was towards the front. If the side works go for it.

Good luck!
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My gap is at the back (big end)...So im gonna try this when i get home tonight....Did your headliner form back into shape after that?? or was it a loose afterwards??
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