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  1. zukirider21

    Tricky 4.0 Starting Issue

    Alright guys, I'm going to try and make this as complete but painless as possible. My friend recently bought a 94 Ranger XLT 4.0 OHV A4LD 4x4, its in nice shape, virtually zero rust, only 104k on the clock, etc. For the past few months we've been doing all sorts of stuff to it; repairs, mods...
  2. zukirider21

    94' 4.0 A4LD Questions

    Whats up guys, my girlfriend just picked up a super clean 94 ranger xlt, 4.0 4wd auto with a 3" BL and 285/75/16's (32.8"). Truck is in excellent shape with no rust and only 100k on the clock. But of course I'm going over all the basics first. The one area that concerns me is the dreaded A4LD...
  3. zukirider21

    3.0 Belt Squeal WTF

    Alright guys, I'm at my wit's end with this damn serp belt. Truck is a 2001 3.0 with air conditioning. Ever since I bought it there has been a BRUTAL constant belt squeal at any engine speed, 99.9% of the time. Every once in a while it would stop doing it for a few minutes, but never for long...
  4. zukirider21

    I said I'd be back!

    Whats up guys, some of you that have been here for a while probably remember me, I had the black 2nd gen that got 302 swapped, 4wd swapped, 5 speed swapped, lifted, painted, perfected, and then totaled shortly after D:< I ended up selling it (crashed) along with the remains of my parts truck...
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    :/

    well guys, im sad to say it but it looks like I'm no longer an RBV owner. I sold the B2 I got from my deal with my parts truck and totaled truck, and bought a....... dakota. :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl: just kidding...
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    Just totalled my pride and joy.

    I had just finished my 4wd swap (K member and all), 5spd swap, and engine swap (huge project all done at once). took me literally months of work (not to mention the many months of work that went into my 302 swap on this truck previously). i even went as far as getting a donor truck for it. the...
  7. zukirider21

    2nd Gen's with smoked or clear corners

    I have a spare set of corners and tails to play with, and i'm going to have my friend smoke em out tomorrow for me. but my original plan was to go with clear corners, so now i cant make up my mind haha. before i go and buy clear corners to experiment with, i was wondering if anyone had any pics...
  8. zukirider21

    Not sure if this will help anyone.

    I'm sure we're all aware that the clutch on our rangers is a pain to bleed. I found out the hard way. I forgot to bench bleed the master, and realized after everything was put together and I was ready to test drive it. I havent heard of this technique before (hence why I'm posting it), but I...
  9. zukirider21

    Alignment

    Im going to be getting my truck aligned after the 4wd swap. i have coil spacers and will surely need upper ball joint alignement bushings. how much do you guys normally pay for a front wheel alignment?
  10. zukirider21

    Would this concern you?

    I got a little carried away doing my u- joints before :annoyed: how much of a dumbass am i for running it like this?
  11. zukirider21

    I KNOW, dont bother. But.....

    i just cant help myself this time. i'm addicted to all of this guy's videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vzjh4u3jnQ apparently turbo 2.8's and 2.9's are pretty common in europe? supposedly this thing only has a cam and big (holset i think) turbo along with standalone megasquirt efi. are...
  12. zukirider21

    Cruise Control Vacuum Servo

    I'm trying to get my original cruise control thing hooked back up since i have a 2.9 again, but i cant remember where the vacuum hoses go. Its a vac servo from an 89 ranger, anyone got pics? i know one goes to manifold vacuum, the other goes to the little valve thing thats by the brake pedal...
  13. zukirider21

    Transfer case wiring

    Almost done with my 4wd swap, just a few odds and ends left. One of them being running the wiring for the transfercase. I already have the plug for the interior buttons ready to go, but where does the plug for the transfercase go? Instead of trying to run it under the carpet in my 2wd, i would...
  14. zukirider21

    Manual Swap Wiring

    Putting an m5od in my 89 ranger (was a4ld). i plan to eliminate the clutch triple function switch or whatever its called, but uhhh, where's the plug for it on the auto truck? :dunno: also, on the little harness that goes around the m5, will that just plug in to where my auto one connected?
  15. zukirider21

    Better Late Then Never

    Alright well, I've been stankin up the general discussions forum for a while now with all of my 4wd swap nonsense, so i figured i would start a build thread. Plus i think it would be pretty cool to keep track of the progress. I started taking pictures a little late, but really all that was...
  16. zukirider21

    Pudding In Front Diff

    Just drained the D35 before i install it, and WTF there's dark grey pudding in there! I would think if it was watered down there would be more of a coffee/chocolate milkshake effect. honestly, i think it's safe to say this is the first time that diff has ever been cracked open since the assembly...
  17. zukirider21

    Front Brake Hoses

    I'm doing a 2" bushing lift up front and the 2wd hoses will definitely be too tight. I gotta go out and look but i dont think the 4wd ones are much longer. and apparently the stupid coil buckets have a different shape hole for them to go into. 4wd is half round with a flat spot, 2wd is hex...
  18. zukirider21

    Anyone familiar with vintage husky's?

    Just got this thing for free from a friend. It ran years ago, the the rear hub blew up. He got another wheel but lost interest and let it sit in his garage for years. Then he gave it to me :D its pretty rough, but i've seen these things (primarily cr250's) go for pretty serious money, even in...
  19. zukirider21

    3 Quick TTB Questions

    Hey guys, Im just about done with my 4wd ttb crossmember swap, and have just a few more questions. 1- are the radius arm crossmembers different between 2wd and 4wd? my 2wd one looks to be in nicer shape and id like to run that if i can. 2- the front bump stops are wasted on the 4wd truck, and...
  20. zukirider21

    What is this plug?

    On my 91 4x4 2.9 5spd ranger? I hope it wont be a problem when i drop it's 2.9 into my 89 2wd auto ranger that doesnt have this plug.


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