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Old 06-16-2010, 07:27 AM
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Hi -- this is musher from the Schoharie Valley in NYS. I do not own a Ranger but I am thinking of buying a 2001 4x4 Edge Flareside extended cab automatic tranny that has about 89,000 miles on it to replace my 1989 Toyota 4 x 4 5 speed 3.0 pickup that became too rusty to fix. The new truck will be a second vehicle. My main ride is a 2004 Xterra 4 x 4 5 speed 3.3 that I bought new and now has 120,000 miles on it.

Are there any issues I should be aware of or look into before I buy the Ranger? What are their lifespan if maintained properly? Do they have a timing belt or a timing chain?

Thanks for your help.

Vic

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:35 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:40 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:10 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:42 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:52 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:02 PM
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for the welcome but I was hoping to gain some technical assistance because I do not know a hell of a lot about Rangers or Fords for that matter. The truck I am looking at is a red 2001 Edge Flareside extended cab 4 x 4 with 4.0/auto and 82,000 miles. It is the sweetest looking truck I have ever seen and the price is right but I have been reading the consumer reviews on the 2001s and they are really mixed. Some people love their Rangers but there does seem to be a lot of problems with transmissions, ball joints, and brakes. I'd appreciate some feedback. Thanks. Vic
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