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Old 03-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #11
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Bought a 92 new (My first new vehicle ever.) 4.0L, 5 speed, 2wd, Super Cab. For what it was it was extremely good. Never any problems. I put 48,000 miles on it. I liked the powertrain so much, I traded it for a 94 Explorer (mechanically, essentially the same vehicle.)
I've had good luck with Fords.

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You couldn't pay me to take one any further than another lot to trade it, but my mechanic brother-in-law and both his sons have them or have had them. There is one 87 or 88 model that my sister now has as a yard work truck for light fetch-n-carry that started out with one BIL, was sold to another BIL for a shop truck, and was then given to a nephew for cheap transportation (who later gave it to the sister, his aunt, after being replaced by another newer ranger).

Apparently, some of them are some damn fine little trucks, reliability-wise.

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Im not sure about the newer 4-cyl models but i know the ones like my fil's 4-cyl have 8 spark plugs. I almost bought a brand spanking new 4-cyl ranger in 03 when i was still in high school. At the time our local dealer was running a special, 4-cyl reg cab, 5 speed 2x4 for 10,900.

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This question is for ford ranger truck owners. if you have a ford ranger please tell me your review and what you think of it post a pic if you can! Also what year and how many miles and what repairs did you need to do?
Which model and year you looking at? I've owned the four cylinder base model 2000 and it ran great never had to do much except except Pm. Then later after it was just a beach truck flooded it out twice and after letting everything dry out new plugs and getting the water outta the cylinders starred and ran for another year then through a rod made it 189000
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I had a 92 Explorer. It is the same drive train. What a piece of crap! The A4LD transmission is terrible. I was pulling a 12 foot camper up a hill. I had the towing package. It started rolling backwards down the hill. My brother still has a Ranger. Not sure what year. But his is an auto as well. He has had to have the transmission rebuilt too. Parts are also expensive. When I sold that 92 Explorer in 2004 I bought an 82 Chevy Blazer. I am still driving it. I am a very good mechanic. I can really keep a truck on the road. I will not touch that drive train again.

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Back when I worked in the limestone quarry, we had a 2002 crew-cab 4.0 auto trans 4x4... I love it, we used and abused that poor truck, I still miss her...

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I had a 92 Explorer. ... I will not touch that drive train again.
I had a 1991 Ford Exploder, two door, basic and stripped for reliability. LOL! I replaced near everything on that truck except the engine (4L V6). I had the 5 speed manual transmission, then it was 4 speed for a while, then it was fixed.
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My biggest thing with mid-90's Fords are those horrible rubber pins that hold the brakes on... Really?? One of the most important systems on a auto and you have rubber pins holding them on???

I had a '94 Exploder, the brakes were always locking up, I had to constantly check them to make sure the pins werent backing out... The last time I drove it the brakes on one side locked up and it flipped......

Another "modern" vehicle that confirms my belief of the superiority of the International Harvester......

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My brother had an early 90's 4cyl that he put around a quarter million miles on. No repairs other than normal wear and tear.

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I had a 2001 FX4 4.0 auto transmission. I put 125,000, on it without any repairs just normal maintanence. It was a great little truck for 4X4ing in the mountains and desert. I pulled a 16 foot pop up camper with it. But when I bought my fiver I had to upgrade to a F250 turbo diesel.

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