Old Arkie just trying to keep it between the lines - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2016
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cabot, AR
Posts: 5
Old Arkie just trying to keep it between the lines

Hello, have a 2002 XLT w/ 5sp, 2.3L and 395,000 miles. Starting to have some issues and want to learn.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,606
Welcome to the forum.

2002 2.3l Ranger will be the Mazda L engine, 23NS, DOHC 2.3l, Ford calls it the Duratec 2.3l.

I mention this because Rangers had the SOHC 2.3l Lima engine until mid-2001, totally different engine, nothing in common with 2.3l duratec.

Mazda L engine was designed for use in Front wheel drive cars, so transverse mounting.
When used in a Ranger that put an important coolant connection at the rear of the engine, making it impossible to get at with transmission in place.
So if/when you do the clutch, it is a good idea to replace this connection just on spec.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
quick insight/ Trying to separate but keep my ball joints.. oddball101 Suspension Tech 6 11-03-2014 07:34 AM
Trying to keep IFS alive! $100 lifetime warranty? seed60 General Technical & Electrical 14 01-15-2011 05:58 PM
To keep or not keep xRedGTx General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 04-17-2009 10:22 PM
To keep the Ranger or not to keep it...? BigRedDog General Ford Ranger Discussion 39 02-20-2009 11:52 AM
Hooking up a Fuel Cell, (extending the lines and what lines are what) zabeard 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 27 05-10-2008 07:41 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:23 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.