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Old 07-28-2010, 08:55 AM
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Default 100000 mile/ new purchase maintenace?

Hey guys I just purchased a ranger its a 2001 XLT 3.0 auto transmission with 1100000 Miles on it.
The Truck seems great but I just want to do all the preventive maintenance. I always like to get a baseline for my future maintenance when I purchase a new car. I’ve always been picky about cars maintenance and reliability.

Here is what I come up with so far

Already done:
Brakes, Shocks, Tires, Alignment, air filer, cleaning MAF

Thinking of doing:
Flush Transmission
Change Rear Differential Fluid
Radiator Flush
Fuel filter
PCV valve
Spark Plugs & wires

Inspect:
Ball Joints (the truck is squeaky when I hit bumps)
Wheel bearings (there’s a small cluck sound I hear coming from the front passenger side wheel)
And all belts and hoses

Am I missing any thing? I'm new to the ranger but not working on cars so I just wanted to get some feed back. Any feedback is appreciated

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: 100000 mile/ new purchase maintenace?

Also, I've already Cleaned the ABS Sensors (the ABS Light was on when I got the truck and that fixed it)

And I detailed the interior and exterior, clean cars run better.

Also the airbag light is on its flashing a code 29 but I can't find any info on that code, I'll keep searching.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:21 AM
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Dont forget to clean MAF (mass air flow sensor) There is a how to for this in the how to section.

The maf is one of the most forgotten things.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:24 AM
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Air bag 29 I think is the sensor under the driver seat. Juat needs to be cleaned with electrical contact cleaner.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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Great thanks, It funny you say the MAF I was just cleaning that now.

I'll look at the sensor under the seat I hope its that easy to fix. I'm always intimidated by working on airbags.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: 100000 mile/ new purchase maintenace?

the airbag light is flashing due to the airbag sensor's under each seat. i would do both of them so you don't have to do the other one later on down the road. what you do is just unplug them and wait a few seconds and plug back in. when it comes to witch size it is on, you can tell by how many times it flashes. one flashed i think 5 time and another size flashes 7 times. don't quote me on the number though but i do know it is determined by how many times it flashes.
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Dont just unplug the sensor u need to use the electrical cleaner to clean the connection.

Dont be afraid of it. It wont make the airbag go off.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:49 PM
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I believe airbag code 29 is a bad PAD switch.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:09 AM
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I thought I would post a quick update on the airbag code. I must have miss counted the air bag code, when I checked again it was a code 27 for a bad PAD switch. Turns the little light on it had burnt out but the switch itself is good. So I got a 12v 65mA light from Radio shack and de-soldered the bad one and soldered the new one it. Easy fix
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:50 PM
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make sure the anti-sway bar bushings are greased in your squeak checklist.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:00 PM
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plugs, wires, and dist. cap and rotor are always a good idea too if you haven't done it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:01 PM
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oops just realized that was on your to do list. my bad.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:40 PM
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go get a grease gun and grease up any grease points you find, might be about time to seafoam your truck, you can paint the frame to stop rust, maybe a rad flush to be sure, and everything else has already been covered it looks like.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: 100000 mile/ new purchase maintenace?

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make sure the anti-sway bar bushings are greased in your squeak checklist.
Thanks for the advice I'll grease those.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:32 AM
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go get a grease gun and grease up any grease points you find, might be about time to seafoam your truck, you can paint the frame to stop rust, maybe a rad flush to be sure, and everything else has already been covered it looks like.
Thanks,
I learned that ford doesn't put a lot of grease fittings on many of the suspension parts, so I'll have to find a way to get this thing greased up despite that.
I just did a seafoam treatment... Sometimes I think I like those just because it smokes up the neighborhood.
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