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Old 10-24-2010, 09:52 AM
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Hi,

Just bought a 97 extcab 3.0 v-6 5 speed last night. It has a nice fiberglass cap as well. Bought from the original owner. No rust, no dents 135K on the clock.

Only issue it seems to have is a lack of power and a bit of roughness under load. It starts fine, idles smoothly with no expensive sounding noises coming from under the hood.

I suspect it just needs a good tune up. Plugs/wires/filters, maybe clean the injectors/intake.

This is my first ranger, second vulcan. Had one in an '89 taurus wagon which was one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Hopefully I will get similar service from this one.

Anything I should look for or do soon other than the regular maintenance. As I said, I'm a ranger newbie, but a half way decent shade tree mechanic.

BTW, I paid 1100 bucks for it. I think I got a great deal. Hope so, anyway.

Pete
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:30 AM
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welcome to FRF, Pete!
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
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Welcome to FRF!
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:42 PM
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Welcome...that is a great deal!
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:02 PM
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:37 PM
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welcome from ct
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