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Love those Rangers.


MIseeker

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Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
4wd ranger ext
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
I bought my first Ranger in 91 ( 4cyl 5 spd 2wd ext cab) and drove it HARD for 22 years. In 2013 I bought a 97 ( 4cyl 5 spd 2wd ), and in 2016 a tree fell on it in a storm. In late 2018 i got tired of driving a wreck, and bought a 2002 4wd so i wouldnt have to snow blow my drive. I tend to treat my trucks like trucks; just a bare amount of PM, and im happy with my 29 years of used rangers. All told, i have probably spent less than $15k on these trucks, including purchase prices, repairs, and TIRES.
 


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Uncle Gump

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Plano IL
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2006
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way
They tend to take a bunch of abuse and a certain amount of neglect and do well. I would caution you a bit with the 4.0L sohc… regular oil changes with good oil will keep it going... neglect here will most likely not end well. There is a bunch of timing chain... guides and tensioners that like clean oil... and will let you know in a really bad way if you don't give them what they want.

Welcome to TRS...

Where abouts in Michigan? I plan to get myself back on Michigan soil in the near-ish future.
 

MIseeker

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4wd ranger ext
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Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
thanks for the welcome. I am in the southwest corner, about 20 miles from notre dame. I had a full service on the 2002 done at the beginning of summer, tune up, brakes, rear wheel bearings, tires etc ( my son owns a parts yard). I am at the point ( retired) i dont put a lot of miles on it, maybe 2000 a year. I kept the crushed 97 and use it on my property as a work horse cleaning up those trees.
 

Oxxon

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Location
Brownsville, Tx
Vehicle Year
2002
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Hello and welcome to TRS!!
 


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