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Old 02-24-2015, 10:31 AM
Ajpetrang Ajpetrang is offline
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Default New to me 2011 xlt 2.3l

How's a goin yall, just purchased a 2011 ford ranger xlt with 78000 on the clock just wounderingv of there is anything that is knpwn to go wrong with these specific trucks or if there is anything I should look at to improve any input is great full thanks
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: New to me 2011 xlt 2.3l

The '11 fixed pretty much every issue that the previous years suffered from. I think that's when Ford finally managed to undo all of the bad decisions that Mazda made when they originally built that engine ten years before. Just keep up with the regular oil changes and stuff, and keep in mind that a good chunk of your engine is plastic. That stuff will get brittle over time, especially if it gets too hot too many times.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: New to me 2011 xlt 2.3l

The only thing I have seen common of all Rangers is ball joint replacement. My uppers went at 50k and my lowers went at 100k.

Your millage may vary. But when you do get the pop in the front when going over bumps or the bed spring squeak get MOOG upper control arms and MOOG lower ball joints problem solver series with grease fittings.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: New to me 2011 xlt 2.3l

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The only thing I have seen common of all Rangers is ball joint replacement. My uppers went at 50k and my lowers went at 100k.

Your millage may vary. But when you do get the pop in the front when going over bumps or the bed spring squeak get MOOG upper control arms and MOOG lower ball joints problem solver series with grease fittings.

50k and 100k......you must be very rough on your truck. When I sold my 07 supercab the steering was tight as a drum after 95,000 miles.

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How's a goin yall, just purchased a 2011 ford ranger xlt with 78000 on the clock just wounderingv of there is anything that is knpwn to go wrong with these specific trucks or if there is anything I should look at to improve any input is great full thanks

I am unaware of any problems that tend to happen with late model Rangers other than the problems the owners cause ....like rolling over. LOL
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:19 PM
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The only thing I have seen common of all Rangers is ball joint replacement. My uppers went at 50k and my lowers went at 100k.

Your millage may vary. But when you do get the pop in the front when going over bumps or the bed spring squeak get MOOG upper control arms and MOOG lower ball joints problem solver series with grease fittings.
Both of my outer tie rod ends went out at about 100k, but the ball joints are all rock solid. Then again, I haven't touched them since I got the truck (it had 70k miles at the time), and I just recently noticed the lower joints are both MOOG. I'm guessing they were replaced before it was sold, so I have no way of knowing if it was preventative or necessary (the previous owner quite obviously took good care of this thing).
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: New to me 2011 xlt 2.3l

My 2010 2.3 reggy cab manual has 200k miles on the clock...

Things replaced...

***front brake pads twice (on its 3rd set)

****Rear brake pads

*** IAC VALVE

*** NEW PLUGS AND WIRES

*** NEW wheel bearings in front

***New fuel filter

***new radiator
new battery
new serpentine belt and new tensioner pulley

All fluids drained and changed at least twice

New tires.

Shocks are next and new coils in front to level it.
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