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Old 01-27-2010, 04:07 PM
99rangerbob 99rangerbob is offline
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Default 3.0 what to look for

Im thinking of a 96 ranger LWB with a 3.0 in it 130K miles.. guy wants $2200 for it i am wondering what to look for with this motor. I had a 99 with more miles on it that was a 4 banger which i loved.
i miss it so much im buying this one if it checks out
Any suggestions?

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:25 PM
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make sure it has been serviced when it was suppose to. see if they has the papers in his hand for the oil changes. thats wat sold me on mine. you probily already no to listen for knocking. if the motor is running strong you'll love it
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:23 PM
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check underneath look for leaks, bent parts and such things like that, look for rust,under hood wise a dirty motor means that didnt take care of it look for oils and antifreeze all over. next when they talk to you about the truck only listen to what has been done to the truck next iginor the rest and look,hear and see for yourslef
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