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1990 ranger 2.3 sohc`

bought it got on the freeway and 2 miles later it starts chattering and locks up so I got towed home went out the next morning and it locked up so I turned the crank with a ratchet and it only goes about 2 inches both ways before getting stuck on something... any ideas
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broke a connecting rod or 2

take it back to where you bought it from and demand your money back
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so its not worth fixing... and how can i go about getting the money back he pretty much said im stuck with it it said it was running well and reliable truck... Thank for the reply
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the 2.3 lima is a kick *** engine when overhauled with the aftermarket stroker kits

but the seller lied to you , he knew the engine would seize

that ranger is rust free , so it is a excellent choice for a 2.3 to a 2.8 stroker kit overhaul

plus you already have the radius arm mounts , you just need to relocate them more reward and use longer radius arms and a solid axle .

you have so many options with that ranger . you can also add a turbo

just google ford 2.3 to 2.8 stroker kits

or at least have the seller reimburse you some money back
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it has a little rust and ok thanks will look into it thanks
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