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JOKO TRIYONO
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I had a Ford Ranger with Diesel Engine 2.9 SOHC TDi, made by Thailand.
The Problem is..., 1- how am i suppose to do with this engine if i need to more faster & moore power...?
2- I need to make the car moore higher like most American Ranger's cars.

Thank's before & after
Best regards

JOKO


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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 10:30 AM

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Tiny
2CARPRO JACK
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You can try exhaust for alittel more power, but generally turbos are how to get more power from a Diesel. As far as making it lighter, try fiberglass front end parts (fenders), other than that, there isnt too many ways to shed weight off a truck, unless you cut up the bed and install fiberglass bed sides
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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 8:21 AM
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1743KINARD
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Have 2002 v6 ford ranger that had misfires? 111000 miles and the coil area seamed to tingle my hand, posted question earlier and got responce to replace coil and plug wires, just got plug wires- - I noticed that the sequence to wires to the coil were reversed the proper installation- I had work done on truck 10 months ago. Everything seemed to be ok. The 123 that should have been on the left side of coil block were on the right and the 465 were on the left. Having new wires I wired checked continuity of each and attempted to start engine, turn over but no start, I stopped and have concerns before replacing wires had just a bad misfire and hesitant accelleration, now cant crank
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you sure the wires are on correctly? Are you getting a good spark to the plugs?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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1743KINARD
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Each plug double clicked on incursion, can not tell about spark
gap because I cant crank, I use to have excellent ignition this
morning, doubt that changed
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I agree. When you say it won't crank, do you mean the starter isn't engaging or it does, but the engine won't start?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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1743KINARD
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Starter engages fine, engine wants to turn over and crank but does not
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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KHSCOTT11
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1988 engine rebuilt 0 miles on it would a rebuilt engine from a 1988 ranger 4x4 fit into a 2002 ranger edge? If not, what modifications would I have to make?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It probably will you'll just have to put the basic engine in and switch all your other components from the newer model to it.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If the engine turns over and doesn't start, you need to check for spark and fuel to the engine. One is most likely missing. From there, we can focus on the circuit that needs attention.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I dont see a correlation. Are we over looking that all this was fine this morning and all that was done was changing plug wires
to correct a misfire and hesitant acceleration?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You said the engine won't start two posts ago. Will it start or not? If it will, I would still recommend checking to confirm pressure is within spec and fire is strong.

Sorry, I'm a little confused.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1743KINARD
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No. The engine will not crank

back up to the original problem
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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I have a 2000 ford ranger with blown motor. However I have a replacement motor for it(used). The motor is from a 2003 Ford Ranger and it is the exact same size motor. The motor is a 3.0L V6 (not flex fuel). I need to take and use the harness from the blown motor and use it on the replacement motor. Is there a guide or any type of diagram that will show me what needs to be plugged in where and what sensors go where? I was told by a mechanic that when doing an engine swap it is a common this to swap the wiring harness(providing its still good). Is this true?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
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MASTERTECHTIM
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Yes you usually use the wiring harness from the vehicle and only swap engine. There is nothing I can show you of a diagram. My suggestion is to mark the plugs with a piece of tape when removing harness from original engine
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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RCBAKER1
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Are there any modifications necessary if I replace with a 3.0? What other cars have compatible engines?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Best thing here to do is to measure up everything. The only trouble here will be teh computer you are using will work with a 2.5 so the engine will think it is a 2.5 not a 3.0 also your sensors may be different depending on what year you are getting the 3.0 from.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)
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I have a 98 ford ranger. In 98 the motor switched from 2.3 to 2.5. They are expensive and hard to find. Can I put a 2.3 from say a 96 or a 97 in the truck and have all the vacuum hook up properly? Also, will the computer run the 2.3? Lastly, will all the smog control be the same. I'll chang out the computer if neccesary but the smog stuff has to be the same as the 98 to pass inspection. Thank you for your time.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)
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67STANGBANGER
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I would not suggest changing displacements. I have a Mazda B2500 that I considered doing this on. In order to do this, I found that the entire engine electrical harness (and yes, the computer) in addition to fuel injection parts would have to be changed out. Found a pic-a-part yard in Central Tx that had no less than 4 engines there. Motor cost 300.00 with the core charge and the tax. Turned out to be the cheaper alternative in the long run.
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)
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OZMA88
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I changed the engine control computer and now my truck wont start it just sounds like its tapping I dont even know where to start
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)
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Check fuses and relays
what was your reason for replacing the computer
check and make sure you have the correct computer to the truck
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 10:52 AM (Merged)

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