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Old 04-28-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Going to see this Ranger FX4 tonight. What do look for?

Hi

I'm going to test drive this 2002 Ford Ranger FX4 tonight. It will be my first vehicle ever. Can you guys give me any tips on what I should look for other than the obvious (if it runs good and if anything is broken)?

http://renfrew.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ265998132

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Old 04-28-2011, 11:51 AM
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Dirt in the frame rails. If there's a good amount, run like hell. Also check the door jambs and inner fenders for paint discrepancies.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 PM
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check mechanical things. Pull the trans stick smell it and look at it. If its black stay away, if it smells like nasty pun-tang and is nice and red, its good! Check for clunking when you shift from P-R-N-D while in one spot with foot on brake. Check driveshaft for play. Look at ball joints and tie-rod ends. If you can, jack up the front and check the BJ that way and of course, check out the oil!
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:48 PM
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listen very carefully to the engine between 2-3k rpm's. If it has a rattle, then run lol.


these motors sometimes have a timing chain issues.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:47 PM
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make sure that thing didn't fail its last etest.. you can check online


I dunno.. that thing looks pretty beat in the pics.. 238k... 4500 bucks? eh.. I'd keep looking.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:26 PM
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238k for 4500 dammmmmmmmmm. hell to the no
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:55 PM
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238,000 kms is equal to a little less than 148k miles, guys.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:58 PM
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lol fail.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Going to see this Ranger FX4 tonight. What do look for?

Still, what do look for is a different truck.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Going to see this Ranger FX4 tonight. What do look for?

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238,000 kms is equal to a little less than 148k miles, guys.
Even then thats a pretty good amount of miles.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:01 PM
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238,000 kms is equal to a little less than 148k miles, guys.
i was wondering, but i didn't wanna ask.. haha.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:27 PM
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Thanks every body. Bought the truck for $4000, and I'm happy.

See you.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:10 PM
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Congrats on the purchase! Hope the new Ranger serves you well.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:22 AM
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Good bye?

I love these threads.

Newb:Can you help me, need help on what to look for?

A few hours later.

Newb:Bought the truck.


When I found my Ranger I drove that bish every day for a week straight to make sure shit was right with it. I couldn't even imagine finding and buying something the next day and using it as my dd.
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