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Old 01-30-2016
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first pick up for me

hi just recently picked up a 1995 4x4 ranger


it needs some work but has good bones,, I do wish I new what a pain the gem thing is ..


I would like to say hello but I really feel like screaming for help with this ..
I am sure I will see it through ,, h e l p ..
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome aboard! You've found the right place to learn and talk about your new Ranger. Feel free to ask, if you're looking for any advice.
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Welcome.

GEM control stuff is here: What does the GEM module control? - Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations"

The 1995 Ranger was the first year of the new EEC-V computer and GEM, it is OBD II BUT(big but) not all OBD II readers will work/talk with it, 1996 and up aren't a problem.

1995 was also the first year of electronic speedometer/odometer in Rangers.
And the 3.0l engine lost its distributor in '95, which was replaced by cam position sensor on the synchronizer housing, the synchronizer had bushings that would wear out around 80-100k miles, so heads up if you hear a squealing sound, this also runs oil pump so not a good part to fail.
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