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Old 12-24-2010
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hi i am new on here but not new to fords i have had four ranger total in the last 15 years i am a farmer so i have used them alot in tough going places. . we use the f 250 trucks too.. I got a problem on a 2000 ranger 3.0 that i cant quite figure out what it is, i was hope some of you all could help me out on this. runs hot and bubled in the reserve tank, i have replaced almost everything to stop it but with no luck. very strange never saw anything quitl like this on one of thembefour. thank you for your help DJ
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Old 12-25-2010
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radiator might be shot, themostat could be ****ed to
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Have you replaced fan clutch? Your not getting water in oil or oil in the water are you or smell anti-freeze in the tailpipe? just a thought
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i have put on new water pump checked the fan clutch, it is ok. put on rebuilt radiator also put in 4 thermostats total.if it sets and warms up 20 minutes befour driving it works ok but if you start driving when it is cold it will blow the water into the reserve tank and temp guage will go to cold then to hot and back to normal and then it levels off to normal and the reserve tank is about 80 percent full of coolant and bubbles all the time. we thought when we replaced the water pump that was the problem because it was warnout on the inside but it didnt stop it this is the first 3.0 i ever had that did this
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Old 12-25-2010
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i know what the problem is. its a 3.0! what you need to do, is unscrew the radiator cap off, and screw it on to a new 4.0 or better yet, a new truck.
naw, just kidding. it has symptoms of air in the line. try running it on idle for a few minutes to with the rad cap off. i can't remember if there is a purge cap in those years or not.
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Old 12-25-2010
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haha yes it would be nice a new one. 26000 tho is to much for me, wow this one looks like new only 68 tho miles bought form a old man down the road i got it cheap because it had a problem , and it stil does. will a 4.0 fit in the truck i know wher i can get one of those
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Old 12-26-2010
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that sounds like a problem i do not want
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It will fit but I am not sure what else you will have to change. Do a search on here Im sure its been done before. The 4.0 is a better engine anyway.
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i will fix the 3.0 i will start with the heads and gaskets and if that dont do it i will put in a long block i have in the past a 3.0 to go over 200 thousand miles with no problems but not this one
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i got a question i wish someone could help me with . my son wants to get a 2007 ford ranger with a 4 cyl 2.3 moter i never delt with that moter i was just wondering if some one could shed some light for me on that. it has a manual trans and it has got 46 thousand miles on it . thank you for you input
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that sounds like a great buy to me, the ford 4 banger can hold its own, and it gets decent mileage too. just don't expect to pull anything like your 3.slow will.
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thanks for the info it looks good i was just wondering it looks like a alumine block i maybe wrong i think he can get it for 9000 not a farm truck city driven, just will be a lot of shifting going on. he want pull with it we have a 250 for that. thanks so much
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i got a question 2000 ranger 3,0 tranny over drive light pops on in dash want go off until you kill the moter. then runs a while and comes on again. help
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