Re: what to look for when buying a used ranger
you can check a lot really, check the rear differential for leaks or saturation, check the oil pan for leaks, valve covers, take a glimpse at the wiring to make sure it hasn't been rigged, check the color of the coolant to see how well the truck has been maintained, same with the oil and trans. just all basic stuff, but you can tell how well has been takin care of by all of this stuff. also, start the truck and listen for any engine noise that doesnt sound right. you can check the bolts on the front fenders to see if it has been in a wreck. well here are a few things i check before i buy anything. hope it helps.
2008 2wd ranger sport, under drive pulleys, maff upgrade,cold air intake, SCT tuner, jba headers and exhaust,blacked out lights, 5 inck lift, 33 BFG KM2's, 15L7 solobaric, 1200 Mark Anthony amp, 2 capacitors, Alpine in dash DVD
1988 ford ranger reg cab, 302, F cam,high rise intake, 670 holley double pumper,posi 8.8 rear, C4 tranny with 3500 stall