New Ranger owner
Hi everyone. Just picked up a '94 Ranger 4X4 last night. First of all, the owner had this truck sitting for 4 or 5 years without starting it, so I was surprised when it turned over with just a little coaxing. The previous owner was a mailman, so it has a couple scraps down the left side. Other than that the vehicle is in great condition.
The truck does have a couple mechanical problems. First of all, When you put it in gear it lurches forward so it feels like its going in gear(Automatic); however, when you give it gas it just sits there. It does this in all forward gears as well as reverse. The guy I bought it from had been able to drive in second gear around his property. Is this possibly a torque converter problem?
It also has a brake fluid leak. Not a big problem just run new lines. The power steering reservoir is empty so I'm guess a seal must be wore out. I'm guessing it may need an alternator because its draining the battery. I think a fuse maybe out because none of the dash lights or gauges are on.
Tires have over 50% tread and no dry-rot. Surprising since it was sitting for that long.
Sounds like a lot wrong...but I did buy it for $350.
'94 Ford Ranger ex cab 4X4
'05 Ford Five Hundred Limited