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#222 of 292 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [outdoorslady]
Jan 24, 2010 (5:05 am)
I bought myself a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT (2 wheel, 6cyl, A/C, pwr windows, manual trans) about a year ago.
Good Feedback: Drives great, plenty of power for hauling small loads, the engine is the shared Mazda design - reliablity is HIGH with these - the 1999 Probe LX had the same engine (had one of those prior to this truck), easy to fix / maintain, plenty of parts at the local scrap yards, plenty of room in the cab, A/C is COLD, heats up quickly in the winter (thank the lords!), engine purrs even after 11yrs. I'm not exactly certian on this issue but mine has a tough time getting into gear from time to time. Its been suggested that this could be due to a poor slave cylinder where the clutching is concerned. I'm waiting for it to stick completely in gear before changing this though simply because I'm uncertain - I don't know that this is a common issue with this model / year but it is frustrating enough to mention.
Poor Feedback: It's a truck & as such, winter tires are (just my opinion) a requirement - pretty greasey in the rain / snow - even with added weight in the bed. Due to recent electrical issues (minor) the reading I've done suggests that there may be a control module that requires replacing in the steering column, apparently this is common to this year of Ranger. Mine came with a single key and to have another key made they basically have to give me a new key system & that is expensive! This is due to the Anti-Theft technology they used at the time. If I had a second key, the third could be programmed from the original two but with only one, Ford has to work some magic I'm told (as per a couple dealerships).
Would I purchase / recommend a Ford Ranger to others, YES definitely. At least the 1999 I would. I'm happy with the way it drives, it always starts and it's got plenty of power when hauling a load and gas consumption, full or empty is fair - at least comparable to the '99 Probe I got rid of to get the truck. Hope this helps.
#223 of 292 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [outdoorslady]
Jan 24, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I have had two Rangers over the years, both with manual transmisions. One was a 1983 when they first came out and the other a 2008 which I got last year. Both have been dependable and trouble free for the time I had them. I live where it does not snow, but keep in mind any pickup will be a little more able to break loose in the rear. On the other hand I have been hit hard in my 2008 ranger once already and the car that hit me paid a heavy price compared to the minor damage I received. A truck is also much easier to work on, better access.
#224 of 292 '92 4 cyl 5 spd manual Ranger has only 4th gear
Jan 25, 2010 (2:10 pm)
While driving about 70 mph in 5th gear on the Interstate, there was a "clunk" and the engine began racing. Cut the throttle, stabed the clutch, pulled over and found that while shifter worked fine, only 4th gear would engage. 2nd makes a slight grinding like the gears are barely touching ... and nothing in 1st, 3rd, 5th and reverse. Anybody had such an experience?
#225 of 292 2000 ranger tramission trouble
Jan 27, 2010 (12:43 am)
Just bought 2000 ford ranger automatic with 120000 miles drives great except when it get up to third gear it starts to slip and the rpm's start to red line. Do i need to rebuild my tranny or is it something else if any one can answer my question it would be great. I love the truck just wish i could fix this problem without dishing out tons of money,if anyone has had similar problems and know what to do it would be great if you could let me know what you did to fix it.
#226 of 292 tranmission problem
Jan 27, 2010 (12:47 am)
My truck is a 3.0 4x4 if it makes a difference thank please give me any you have thanks
#227 of 292 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [cfowleron]
Feb 07, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Yes. My orginal is 1993 (I bought new and still drive it) extra cab, 4l, 4x4 manual transmission, and the larger tires (at the time) currently 260km. Archilles heel is the slave clutch cylinder is expensive to replace and is known to fail. Front door mounts eventually wer and the door can sag. The box frame mts rust out (same problem known with F150) everything else is normal. I used it for 4x4ing camping, road trips, cruising, fire wood. Great all around down sized truck. Prefer crew cab next time.
#228 of 292 Re: 1992 Ford Ranger: Transmission? [kuberr4]
Feb 07, 2010 (7:08 pm)
My ranger is 1993 xlt 4x4 manual with 4L engine. The whining sound is normal or has been there in mine for years. It is slight or hard to hear.
#229 of 292 Re: tranny went poof [kjcowboy]
Feb 20, 2010 (7:21 am)
This also happened to me and it ended up being the flywheel.
Before it happened I would hear a whirling sound when I accelerated and less
of a whirling sound when I let up. As I kept driving the flywheel totally broke
away from the transmission and the truck coasted to a stop. Where the flywheel
attaches to the transmission was completely ripped off. ($97 for flywheel $400
for labor.) Had to drop trans and exhaust. 1996 4x4 4.0 extended cab Ranger.
#230 of 292 00 automatic ford ranger
Mar 15, 2010 (7:23 am)
My boyfriend keeps having problems with his 00 ford ranger not wanting to go into gear replaced steering colum now he thinks its the steering cable any suggestions before spending $120 on a cable that may not be problem
#231 of 292 92 shift very hard and hard to downshift
Apr 09, 2010 (7:57 pm)
I have a 1992 ranger with a 3,8 v6 and it shifts hard and very hard to down shift 5th gear and reverse is espacally hard any idea?s