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#1029 of 2995 Re: Why we put ourselves through this [stacey25]
Mar 14, 2005 (3:27 pm)
With my transmission going at 56k miles on my 2002 B4000 and my wife (girlfriend at the time) having to rebuild a V6 on a four year old Taurus with 72,000 miles, I'm going to have an awful hard time buying another Ford (the Mazda is a rebadged Ranger).
I took good care of my truck, but I cannot vouch for how my wife took care of her Taurus. We could just have bad luck, but I still think there is no excuse for these major failures at relatively low ages and mileage.
#1030 of 2995 EBAY IS BEING CRAPPY--TAIL LIGHT PROBS
Mar 15, 2005 (9:13 am)
I have a 97' ranger stepside bed on my 2001 ranger and im looking for some euro tail lights on ebay and they all claim to not "fit" on stepside beds...but the lights look the same, im just wondering if they bolt on different or something...ide appreciate it if u could let me know if its a buncha CROCK and they might actually fit, lol..take care, and thanks alot..(im at school right now, and cant go home and look, but im trying to order the lights in class right now)
first time in here (owner of 2 rangers)
#1031 of 2995 Re: Why we put ourselves through this [atlgaxt]
Mar 15, 2005 (9:20 am)
Well I am not quite sure what is wrong with my truck yet but hopefully it's minor!! The only thing that could be my fault is running it out of gas a couple times this winter and cause the fuel line to get clogged or damaged!! But I am going to keep this truck til she dies and then i'm going to chevy!! Probably a Tahoe or Yukon!
Thanks for your reply! 2 Rangers are enough for me even though my love for them is still there!!
#1032 of 2995 4.0 engine skips during snowfall
Mar 15, 2005 (2:37 pm)
Have 2002 XLT with 33,000 miles. Runs like a top in cold, hot, wet, dry conditions. But when it's snowing, I get an engine skip/hiccup/stumble/buck regardless of engine speed and load. Not a ping. Happens half a dozen times during a 25 mile drive, but is quite random. Makes me think it's going to die, but has never been more than one misfire at a time.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#1033 of 2995 Re: in need if help [hutch5]
Mar 15, 2005 (2:59 pm)
hey dude bin there did that
get youre idle air control sensor checked out and most importantly you mas airflow sensor located just after youre air filter box on top you can remove it with tamper proof torx bits clean it with carb or brake clean and let dry but do not touch then re install als cheack for intake gtasket leakage e-mail me if you have any more ? ranger_125hotmail.com
#1034 of 2995 Re: Engine Stalling [victoriab]
Mar 15, 2005 (3:03 pm)
try youre fuel pump of fuel pump relay
also it could be vapour locked so try puging youre fuel lines at the fuel rail on top of your intake manifold ranger_125hotmail.com
#1035 of 2995 best model
Mar 15, 2005 (10:03 pm)
im thinking about buying a ranger and i wanted to know if there is a model or year that seems to hold up best and have the least problems. or can anyone recomend a better choice of small truck.
#1036 of 2995 Re: best model [blank]
Mar 15, 2005 (10:44 pm)
I absolutely recommend the Ranger. My 96 4.0 V6 automatic extended cab flareside bed is the BEST vehicle I have ever owned. It only has 84,000 miles on it, but I am not kidding when I say it has NEVER broken. Nothing. Zero. Zip. I sold my 89 Toyota truck to buy it and I have loved it everyday. The Toyota was alright, but at 100,000 miles it was stalling regularly and the dealers couldn't seem to fix it. The Saturn, Altima, and Jetta I've also had all had more problems than my truck (with the Jetta being the most trouble free, but I only kept it until 40,000).
My truck will be 10 years old in about 6 months and I was just thinking tonight how tight it still is. Not one rattle or squeak and all I have done is regular maintance. I do use synthetic oil -- that's the only thing special I do. I mean, even my friends brand new 2005 MB C230 has a rattle somewhere in the dash, and their other car, an '03 Accord already needs new engine mounts.
I understand some people on this board have had problems with their Rangers, and I feel for them. I know how it is to live with an unreliable car. But, Ford has sold a lot of Rangers over the years and you gotta figure some of them will have problems, just like some cars, no matter who makes them, will have problems.
Mar 18, 2005 (6:37 am)
I have a '00 Ranger XLT Ext. Cab. The power switch on the driver side sometimes sticks, and now the key lock is jammed. If I replace both locks, will I have to replace the ignition too. Please help me out and tell me where I could go to get the parts needed.
Mar 18, 2005 (4:16 pm)
I've had my 2003 Ranger in the dealer 2 times, about to be three, in the past 5 weeks or so. It doesn't want to start. At first, I attributed it to the cold. But we had a warm spell of 50 degree weather and it still did it. Plus it would even continue after the engine is warm.
The first time, I was told it was the fuel pump. So they replaced it. The second time, they said it was the computer so they reprogrammed it. It starts good for a couple days after I get it back then it'll start up with problems again. It goes to the dealer again tomorrow for a different reason and I'm going to tell them then, but I'd like to have an idea what it could be so I can ask them if they've checked other possibilities. Thanks!