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Old 01-22-2014, 09:56 AM
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Lol my old '94 was a 3.0 your right it sucked that is the only thing I don't miss about that truck.
I swear they couldn't put it on a worse spot. Too far down to get it from the top, too high to get it from the bottom, so you have to stretch your arm past the wheel between the steering column and brake lines and stuff. And then when it loosens it spills all over the starter motor and everything. Then installing a new one is like "why the FUCK is it on such a weird angle fucking fuck this stupid fucking thing fuck you..." Yelling through a face full of tire...lol
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:09 AM
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Maybe not hate the Ranger for, but it's 18 degrees out there & the Ranger is parked across the street
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:16 PM
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The location of the oil filter on the 3.0 will forever be my least favorite thing about the Ranger. I've come to terms with the fact that cursing during the entire oil change is the only thing that helps, but damn I feel so bad about the things I say to my truck afterwards
Tell me about it... at work had/have to deal with both a '00 and '01. The '00 has since been sold off, but still have to deal with the other one. Found that removing the front tire made access a little bit better, but you still need the arm of a contortionist to get it out.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:17 PM
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I swear they couldn't put it on a worse spot. Too far down to get it from the top, too high to get it from the bottom, so you have to stretch your arm past the wheel between the steering column and brake lines and stuff. And then when it loosens it spills all over the starter motor and everything. Then installing a new one is like "why the FUCK is it on such a weird angle fucking fuck this stupid fucking thing fuck you..." Yelling through a face full of tire...lol
LMAO I used to stand on a stool to reach down and change the filter then when I put the drain plug back in I'd clean the mess the filter made.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:54 PM
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Tell me about it... at work had/have to deal with both a '00 and '01. The '00 has since been sold off, but still have to deal with the other one. Found that removing the front tire made access a little bit better, but you still need the arm of a contortionist to get it out.
Yea my last oil change I did tire rotation and it was slightly easier...still makes a damn mess lol
I try turning the wheel all the way left but that doesn't much. And its like just far enough that I can only reach it with the tips of my fingers so installing the new one sucks the worst trying to catch that first thread..
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:02 PM
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the location of the oil filter on the 3.0 will forever be my least favorite thing about the ranger. I've come to terms with the fact that cursing during the entire oil change is the only thing that helps, but damn i feel so bad about the things i say to my truck afterwards
omg this is the most accurate thing i have ever read
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:14 PM
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The fact that there are grade 5 bolts holding the hitch on. It bothers me a lot more than it should. Putting grade 8's on when it warms up but it just bothers me
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:31 PM
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How do I do a new post on here @shawn_house102
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:46 AM
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The fact I have to finally change my first set of brake pads after 80k kms... ok I lie, its awesome, I love my ranger. ;P
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:03 PM
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LMAO I used to stand on a stool to reach down and change the filter then when I put the drain plug back in I'd clean the mess the filter made.
Exactly what i do. Or i kneel on the front by the hood latch, stretch my right arm down and get it that way. Ive gotten it down pretty pat so its a breeze now
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:30 PM
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I hate the traction control crap they put in the 06-11. It has almost got me killed on several occasions. Only thing I serously dislike about my truck. The anti-lock stability control part of it is helpful at times but what dumb ass would make it so the engine cuts out to stop the wheel spin? Just wanna punch the guy that came up with that idea in the face! Whew... ok I feel better now.
And yes I know it can be shut off but it automatically comes back on at 40mph.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:48 PM
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I hate the traction control crap they put in the 06-11. It has almost got me killed on several occasions. Only thing I serously dislike about my truck. The anti-lock stability control part of it is helpful at times but what dumb ass would make it so the engine cuts out to stop the wheel spin? Just wanna punch the guy that came up with that idea in the face! Whew... ok I feel better now.
And yes I know it can be shut off but it automatically comes back on at 40mph.
theres not a fuse you could pull or a sensor you could unhook? hell sometimes i just love to do nothing but spin the tires and slide the back end around.....my "hate" of the day is winter fuel useage, between having 500# in the bed for weight and the front hubs locked as well as other cold-weather factors, im really burning the fuel right now. i dont check milage in the winter, but im sure im down to 12 vs the 17 id normally be getting.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:07 PM
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theres not a fuse you could pull
There is a fuse I could pull but as a result it also disables the entire ABS system. Somehow they are both integrated together. Probably throw all sorts of warnings and alarms too.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:47 PM
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There is a fuse I could pull but as a result it also disables the entire ABS system. Somehow they are both integrated together. Probably throw all sorts of warnings and alarms too.
My abs fuse was pulled when I got the truck kinda scared to find out why lol
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:08 PM
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I hate the traction control crap they put in the 06-11. It has almost got me killed on several occasions. Only thing I serously dislike about my truck. The anti-lock stability control part of it is helpful at times but what dumb ass would make it so the engine cuts out to stop the wheel spin? Just wanna punch the guy that came up with that idea in the face! Whew... ok I feel better now. And yes I know it can be shut off but it automatically comes back on at 40mph.
07-11 not 06
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