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#71 of 72 Bye bye Ranger. NEVER AGAIN
Apr 20, 2012 (11:13 am)
This will be long… but I got burnt.
This vehicle was never off roaded, babied to the max.
Purchased a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge in 2008. 4.0 4x4 with a 4:10 gear
This was a beautiful little yellow truck.
I had to drive 150 miles to buy it & didn't care. Checked it out, it was awesome.
It had just over 80,000 on it & was a great price. 7,500.00
Single owner Carfax to boot.
1st thing I notice was mileage. Granted I didn’t expect a ton, but 13 miles to the gallon hwy?
Not cool. My 97 F-150 got that much! Still, it was a good ride and cool looking.
So mileage be damned.... Still I love it intensely. 6 months went by, no issues...
Full fluid changes… Synthetic Engine oil, New trans fluid, transfer box, both Diffs.
(front was tough to do too) 200 or so in oil
Bed dropped as I pulled into the drive. Hangers and shackles had completely rotted away.
about $400 to fix myself. And no super huge deal. I missed it when I checked it out, my bad.
*still in love*
--Month 9- Fuel pump in tank failed. So off with the bed again & $250.00 for the fuel pump.
Hey, who knows..... maybe the person before me ran it low alot.
*love not faded*
--Month 10. Oil pressure sensor failed…
Cheapo easy fix.. No sweat.
*Love affected none*
No problems for almost 6 months,
Love intensely. Wash this thing once a week. Full hand waxes. Wheel treatments.
Engine oil changed meticulously
--Somewhere near 1.5 years in.
Drivers side wheel bearing out. Squeeling like a baby pig. 200 bucks for the lifetime warranty bearing.
A touch annoyed, but hey 8.5 years. Nearing 100,000. I get it.
*still love my little yellow truck*
Bout a month later, the front end must have missed me. CV started popping. 80 more bucks.
Stupid design for repair too, hate to admit it too, but terrible desin
Still I love my truck.
--2 lovely problem free months…. Rear U-joint now.
Pulled the driveshaft. Wrenched some more.
Cheap fix. Aggrevated.
But, like a wife… annoying as we all say they are.
Dangit if I don’t still love her!
--2 years almost to the DAY.
Rear end locking up & whining. Tore it down, Pinion bearing took a dump.
Small pieces of metal embedded into the traction discs. Rebearing, replaced discs
Synthetic oil… Bout 700.00 again to fix myself.
*Love fading fast. But minimal monthy payment keeps me in it.*
Decided while I was coining out brakes should get done too.
New rotors, new drums, the works. Surely my Ranger will return my love in the long haul.
--2years 5 months. Passenger wheel bearing. 200 more bucks.
*very little love left.. Still….she’s pretty*
-- 1 more month. Alternator. 150.00 more.
*I’m spending more on parts than my monthly payment. Love is gone, just gone*
--2 more months,,,, Clunk from front area?? Weird.
Check the lower ball joints, Worn a bit. So replaced them and tie rod ends to be safe.
130.00 more & half a day.
*I got nothing left but distain now*
Clunk goes away for a week, comes back, can’t figure it out
2 ASA techs later… no idea.
Under 3 years…. Over 2000 in parts(no labor)Trade that piece of junk in.
If not for years of great luck with both F-150’s & Taurus’ I’d be done with Ford.
No wonder to me why Ranger isn’t made anymore. JUNK
#72 of 72 Re: Bye bye Ranger. NEVER AGAIN [exrangerman]
Jun 25, 2012 (5:04 pm)
awww jeez, I'm sorry to hear about all your problems. But it had to have been because the last person trashed it before they sold it to you. I have a 2000 XLT and love this thing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I'm telling you, I'm HHHAAAARRRRDDDDDD on this thing-change its oil once a year whether it needs it or not! LOL And I just now put new spark plugs in it, 141,000 on the original factory ones. One of them even had a piece of fuzz on it and was still running!!!
This is the second one I've gotten and am in love with it still. But I'm just writing to say I'm sorry you've had all these problems. I just wonder if that last owner put some "bandaids" on it so someone would buy it and they finally fell off. Anyway, just wanted to say I feel your pain (somewhat because my baby truck hasn't really needed too terribly much)...I put a new radiator in last month, new plugs and some new fuses. This month its already asked for a new thermostat and antifreeze (I'd been running plain water in it since I put in the new radiator--I know I know I know, you're not supposed to do that, thus the new thermostat), a battery and now its running pretty ragged. Its either a bad 02 sensor, bad fuel relay sensor or fuel filter. I'm thinking fuel filter because I've never put one in......but loved your letter as its kinda given me an idea of what I may be looking at down the line.
thx, and sorry again,