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TOPIC: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl 16valve

2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl 16valve 10 Feb 2012 21:34 #1

  • TacomaKarl
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May be a possible groove customer, The entire intake mechanism on this vehicle is either plastic (air plenum) or composite (TB and manifold). The throttle is cabled and it looks like it has cruise control as well.

any thoughts?









Karl Fortner
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl 16valve 11 Feb 2012 01:58 #2

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Hi Karl,

Under the cover that says "2.3 liter 16 valve" is the throttle body. It can be separated, but unsure of its composition. I don't have clear instructions on removal but it doesn't look hard.

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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl 16valve 11 Feb 2012 13:21 #3

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Hi Karl, this is Aron GadgetmanNebraska. What you have there is a composite throttle body. Not a metal one.

These can be done, but you will need to build up on opposite side of where you are going to cut groove.

When cutting these I would us the medium size bit first.

These will melt when cutting the groove. My experience has been to turn your dremel down to about half speed.

Cut very slowly with very little pressure applied.

Watch very carefully when getting down to base of shaft because even the shaft will cut a groove.

It is possible to do these, but just take your time with them.

Nice thing I see is the iac is seperate.

Good luck. You can find awesome pictures of these on ebay motors.

Just type in the make , model and engine liters and you will see many views of these.

GadgetmanNebraska Aron Cheeek

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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl 16valve 11 Feb 2012 17:14 #4

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Thanks Aron,

Surprisingly enough only one popped up but it was the perfect one, photo's from every angle. Looks very similiar to the Dodge Neon TB. Okay, not that similiar... same material... :)

This is also the same TB for the Mazda B2300

Thanks again

Karl Fortner
Tacoma, Wa.
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