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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with your Ranger.
To begin, what engine is in it and is it 2 orXXXXX
Hello. Thank you for the reply.
This is a fairly big job. The book time for an experienced mechanic is over 8 hours.
so i got to lift the engine up out of the truck then
The oil pan needs to be removed. In order to do this, the transmission needs to be disconnected to raise the engine high enough.
do i have to take the engine completely out
There isn't enough clearance otherwise.
No, the engine only needs to be raised enough to clear the crossmember.
so disconnect the tranny and exhaust and i shld be good
Here is a manual excerpt.
You think they could have allow the 1.72
' in the design.
Is your Ranger a manual or an Auto trans?
what is the lifting eyes and three-bar engine support and in is automatic
The lifting eyes and the bar are for raising the engine. But you can use whatever you have available.
and i only got to lift it about 2 inches
Is there something else I can assist you with this evening?
no thats it ty
Yes, but at 2" it still will be tight squeeze.
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