• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' the posts that you read.

-89 Ranger, 4wd/transfercase/transmission issues.


45-70

New member
Joined
Jun 17, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
4
Points
3
Location
Sweden
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger STX
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
29"
I'm gonna try to translate...

What's up bro! I'm in Sweden too!

Myself and the St. Paulie girls are tipping some brews about to get them all in the hot tub... C'mon over and we'll party like rock stars!

BTW... I have 1 of 38 first gens known to exist here... what whatttttttttttt!

Was that even close?
Your Swedish is flawless!!

When I search for parts first gen semes to be 83-92. Thats the stance the most part stores semes to take, and I thought that was based on the fact the parts is the same!? But it’s really hard to find any here in Europe. You can tell there wherent many 1st gen sold - small market. Of the 38 still registered, I wonder how many is in usable condition.

It would be cool to know how many STX in Sweden. Am I the only one? :icon_hornsup:
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 4FF3E9EEA14805 Expires: October 1st, 2020

snoranger

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
8,240
Reaction score
4,169
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
@bobbywalter

But in Fordland it is different than here. They are not wanting to know if a grille from a '88 will fit a '93 or something that varies between our generations.
In all reality, Ford only cares about what year the vehicle is... not generation.
You want to buy one... what model year is it?
You order parts... what year is it?
You bring it in for service... what year is it?
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
24,094
Reaction score
4,402
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
Your Swedish is flawless!!

When I search for parts first gen semes to be 83-92. Thats the stance the most part stores semes to take, and I thought that was based on the fact the parts is the same!? But it’s really hard to find any here in Europe. You can tell there wherent many 1st gen sold - small market. Of the 38 still registered, I wonder how many is in usable condition.

It would be cool to know how many STX in Sweden. Am I the only one? :icon_hornsup:
It gets complicated. Some stuff is the same but a lot of it isn’t. New front sheet metal, slightly tweaked bed, new interior, very different electrical system.

In all reality, Ford only cares about what year the vehicle is... not generation.
You want to buy one... what model year is it?
You order parts... what year is it?
You bring it in for service... what year is it?
They probably just count when they can call it “all new!”
 

rusty ol ranger

2.9L Mafia-Don
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
7,327
Reaction score
2,249
Points
113
Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
177 CID
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
Can you post a pic of your swedish 1st gen?
 

45-70

New member
Joined
Jun 17, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
4
Points
3
Location
Sweden
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger STX
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
29"
Can you post a pic of your swedish 1st gen?
I already did :)
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2020
Messages
47
Reaction score
30
Points
18
Location
Midwest
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford Ranger XLT
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9l
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
245/70 R16
My credo
"Automatic transmissions don't deserve names, other than 'boat anchor." -- PetroleumJunkie412
Opinions vary...

Wikipeda has 83-92 as first gens. Ford considered 83-97 first gens.
I wondered why everywhere else I go, (except here) my 1989 was called a "1st gen."
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
24,094
Reaction score
4,402
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
I wondered why everywhere else I go, (except here) my 1989 was called a "1st gen."
It is weird people do that because 88-89 was one of the biggest changes for the Ranger.

Only the basic cab shell (minus radiator support and cowl) and the basic shape of the bed (they changed the wheel arches) and tailgate were the same.

Different frame, radiator support, entire front clip, new interior, vastly different electrical system... yeah its the same truck.
 


Top