My 1997 ford ranger seized up with out any sign at all it has the 3.0 motor the oil was good &water too was good it made no sound at all a friend told me the 3.0 motor are known for the valve retainer too let go, is this what happen and can i just remove the heads and have a valve job done on it or can i just take off the valve covers to check witch one let go
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Re: cant figure it out
You are lucky if its that simple as to remove the valve cover to check. If you are comfortable doing this, than its worth a look. I suspect a broken or slipped timing belt. To do anything with the valves, the heads should come off. New valves are recommended even if only one is damaged. Valve jobs are not very efficient or reliable. The pistons should be checked too for cracks or other damage. Backtracking, ensure that the starter is not at fault and that the battery is good. You dont want to be tearing your engine apart without checking all the basics first. Can you turn the engine by hand either way?
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my 86 ranger heater core was behind the glove box, not to hard to replace, remove two hoses and access cover.
speedocable connects behind instrument panel and to the side of transmission. (electrical ones are easier, just a small component on the side of trans.)
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