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Bought a used Ranger #5244094 10/19/19 10:13 AM
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After looking around at a lot of vehicles, I came across this one when looking at a Liberty and a Toyota Matrix. Aesthetically, it is was the best one I was looking at. I'm a little concerned over the timing chain issues on the 4.0L, but when it started up from a cold start the engine is quiet. I found the window sticker and it came with the factory tow package and hitch, 4.10 axles, and LSD. Everything works on it, but there are a few minor issues. There's a front axle seal that needs changing, I might have an oil leak on the engine, still trying to figure that one out, the driver window motor needs changing, and there seems to be a rattle someplace. So far I changed the engine oil and air filter, front diff fluid, transfer case fluid, and did a few drain and fills of the PSF reservoir. I'll change the spark plugs, trans fluid and filter, and rear diff fluid next. [Linked Image]
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2017 Chevy Bolt
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2004 Toyota Highlander AWD - RIP
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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244099 10/19/19 10:19 AM
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Good looking truck! How many miles?


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244108 10/19/19 10:25 AM
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nice


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: mclasser] #5244110 10/19/19 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mclasser
Good looking truck! How many miles?


117K - I was really happy after learning the truck came with 4.10 axles and the limited slip diff.


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2017 Chevy Bolt
2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2004 Toyota Highlander AWD - RIP
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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244141 10/19/19 11:18 AM
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Looks good and cared for it’s age.

Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244150 10/19/19 11:26 AM
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A friend of mine who is a trades painter has a little Ranger as his work truck that is about that same vintage. He beats the snot out of that little truck-zero maintenance unless something breaks, it's covered in paint and overspray, never been washed, etc. It never lets him down and just keeps running.

Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244156 10/19/19 11:31 AM
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I like it!

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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244171 10/19/19 11:47 AM
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Nice purchase!

Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244208 10/19/19 12:42 PM
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Nice! I owned a 99 4x4 Ranger. I wish I still had it.


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244212 10/19/19 12:53 PM
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Nice looks like it's in good shape. thumbsup


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244245 10/19/19 01:38 PM
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Looks nice! That's very low miles and nice features.


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244261 10/19/19 01:57 PM
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Thx!


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Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244263 10/19/19 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunnyinhollister
I came across this one when looking at a Liberty and a Toyota Matrix.


Congrats on the Ranger. Any links for the Matrix? I'm always interested in those. Thanks!

Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244270 10/19/19 02:11 PM
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White paint is strong paint (except the bad GM paints of the '80's).
Get a little familiar with your P.A.T.S. Passive Anti-Theft System
Does the 2001 have the troublesome (crack prone) thermostat housing?
Congrats on getting limited slip.
Rear drum brakes

Re: Bought a used Ranger [Re: Sunnyinhollister] #5244274 10/19/19 02:13 PM
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Solid trucks. Much better than the whatever they are selling now with the Ranger badge.

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