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Old 01-05-04, 12:28 PM
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Noise in engine

I have a 1983 Ford Ranger, 2.3 V6 Engine, C-3 Trans.
it sounds like a Diesel when running, Oil pressure, Level fine
was told i need to replace the lifters and the noise will stop, Is this the case or is something else wrong ? Have seen a few older Rangers with the same sound, i know this is not normal, Other than the noise, truck runs Ok .
The motor allways seems to work alot harder than the Trans. Which is Rebuilt (not long ago) or can i put another Transmission
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Also considering a swap, Thinking of putting a 302 in, i know i would have to swap Trans,Drive Shaft & Rear End
Would this work, Fit, Ect....Thanks in advance for N E help & Suggestions.....

 
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Old 01-05-04, 05:10 PM
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Forget the 302 swap. You can't get the correct computer and wiring harness to do that in a ranger. It just won't work, unless your and electrical engineer.

As for the noise, how's your oil pressure?
 
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Old 01-07-04, 12:42 PM
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noise in engine

As stated above, Oil Pressure/Level IS fine............
More concerned with and need help/advice on THE NOISE. Thanks N E way
 
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Don't know for sure on yours but older V-6 Rangers valves were solid and needed to be adjusted. Something not many people did.
 
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Old 01-07-04, 04:20 PM
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Thanks Larry.........Is this something i could do myself or is this one of those expensive garage items....Have had to dig into a motor or two in the past, "not that i wanted to" .....So i am a little familiar with motors.........Again Thanks

 
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Old 01-07-04, 06:26 PM
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On that engine it should be quite simple. Just a feeler gage and a few common hand tools. Check and recheck to be sure you have it just right. Dont overtighten.
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Old 01-08-04, 12:41 PM
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Thanks billys68ss, Now all i need to know is - Are they adjusted @ The rockers or will i need to pull the heads to get to the actual lifters- .......Thanks for the info..... David
 
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If they are adjustable there will be nuts on the rockers. Just remove the valve cover.
 
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Old 01-10-04, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the help, did find out everything i neede to know & alot more
 
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Old 01-16-04, 05:20 PM
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rear end ?

I explained about how it sound as if the motor(2.8V6Ford)
is working harder than the Trans. (C-3)
I was told that if i change the rear end in the truck it would improve, The Trans. was rebuilt and is not the Prob.(don't think)
If this is true, Than what should i be looking for at the Yard ?
"As in what type of other vehicle to remove rear end from"

Was told that no other Trans. will bolt up to that motor !

 
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Old 01-16-04, 05:29 PM
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You should keep your posts together so we have a clue what you are talking about.
Reply with the cars info so that we can understand what you are talking about.
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As billy said keep your posts together on the same problem/vehicle.I merged the thread this time for you to save you all the retyping and to avoid confusion.
 
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Thanks Guy's
 
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Old 01-16-04, 05:47 PM
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Did you ever find out what was the noise in the engine?
I dont understand why you want to swap things around either. Which engine do you have? You have said 2 different things on here so it would kinda help if we knew for sure.
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Old 01-18-04, 05:33 AM
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Rear End

Yes, Lifters need adjusting.
I'm concentrating on the rear end question now.
As asked before.
The motor seems to be working harder than the Transmission,
Was told that i could change the rear end (Chunk) for one with a different gear, Which would also improve my mileage!
Question " Can i swap the rear end for a different geared one & if so What do i look for, That holds the rear end i need ?

 
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If you are wanting to take gears out of one axle to install in your axle you can't just do it without setting the rearend up.I would suggest if you want a differant gear ratio swap the entire axle I'll guarantee you don't have the tools to install gears in your axle housing properly.I don't suggest trying this project unless you know someone personally who is comfortable with setting up a rearend.You know if you adjust the clacking lifters you may gain some power in the process and avoid the rearend swap.
 
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Old 01-18-04, 06:15 AM
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rear end

Thanks Davo
I'll see what happens in about a week, I'll let ya know !

 
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