I drove it everyday as a work truck equipped with ladder racks. The odometer shows 310497 but the odometer stopped about 7 years ago so I 'm sure it has over 400000+ miles. Not a luxury vehicle, but reliable and very versatile. Looking from the front of the engine. Firing order of a 2001 Ranger V-6 3. When standing over the engine looking from the front of the truck towards the back , the left front cylinder is 1; left middle 2; left rear 3; front right 4 and so on. The tire size is a little odd and I have had to search for the right size.
I am selling mine since I bought a 2011 Ranger which I expect to keep until 2020. The alternator goes out and warns you as its dying. However is is not well suited for a new driver as its incredibly light in the rear and fishtails easily. You can also mill down the butterfly to blend in to the shaft for a smoother air flow. Don't be afraid to ask how if they don't offer to do it for you.
Get the correct plugs at a parts store. The intakes don't line up diameter to diameter. I bought it used with 230,000 miles on it and it ran great. Cylinder numbers are as follows: Front to rear; Left driver's side 4-5-6; right passenger side side: 1-2-3; Firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6 in clockwise rotation. Ranger engines built before year 2000 are known as 'Die Hard'. I have replaced the clutch and starter. Knife edge the intake side of the throttle body to remove the front lip.
The only problems I have with it are that it doesn't handle well with the step-side bed in wet conditions and its a little weak on power. The radiator actually blew a hole in itself one day and overheated. It has been absolutely great!! This truck continued on up to 530,000 miles with out any major problems. However, if you have mechanic knowledge, here are the steps that may help you. This will expose three of the six spark plugs and respective wires. Left Side passenger is 1-2-3.
I filled it up twice after it cooled and drove it to auto zone where I installed the new radiator in only 20 minutes. The cylinders are numbered :. It never left me stranded until the last time the clutch went out. Both times I was able to get it home before it quit. With the stock throttle body being so small and the 3. A plastic upper intake was added in 2001.
In 1991, it was updated with lower-friction pistons, a strengthened block, roller camshaft and other changes that resulted in a power rating of 145 hp and a torque rating of 160 ft·lbs. You can use a Dremel tool to grind, sand and buff this area to obtain a smooth airflow in to the engine. I just disconnected the sensor and it continued driving. The engine block is built by Sherwood Metal Products, the intake comes from Ford's Essex Casting, and the engine is assembled at Ford's Lima Engine plant in Lima, Ohio. All the new Ranger, Colorado, Tacoma's are getting so big and expensive, you might as well get a full size. Other than normal items plugs, brakes, tires and batteries replacing the radiator has been the only real expense. I also did the mass air flow meter.
Only two owners, new brakes and power boosters, bed liner good condition. Mine is a 4 cylinder so gets great gas mileage. Every one tells me I should think of getting something newer but as long as it still gets me around I will keep it. At 200k it needed a clutch and then another clutch at 510k. From 'Mutant Pony' - You can use 5.
. This engine has become very well-known for its durability, and is common to find engines running strong at 300,000 miles and beyond. I did all the work myself without a problem. It did have 4 wheel drive which is a plus and made it great for little errands or have if a little fun of road. I would surely recommend this truck. C on Thu Sep 19 2013 I own a 1996 Ford Ranger 2. Set No 1 piston at top dead center of compression stroke.