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Old 09-06-2009, 09:36 AM
RangerChad RangerChad is offline
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Default 2000 VA Ranger

Hi all. Just bought this '00 Ranger XLT 4x4. I really like it and feel I got a good price on it as well.

No rust, does not appear to have been wrecked, very clean overall and drives fine. 94k miles

Only issues I spotted are:

It sounds like a bad CV joint in one of the front wheels. Around 30-40 mph, you can hear a womp-womp sound. I don't think it's a bad tire, as I can't hear it with my head out the window. I am mechanically adept, so how hard is it to change out CV joints in a Ranger?

Second, I notice a lot of Fords including this one, have noisy PS pumps. The car steer fine, but it's got that trademark whine. Is that an indicator of anything or is that normal.

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:43 AM
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Welcome to FRF, Chad! Nice looking truck!

Not sure about the Ranger CV's since I haven't had any issues with mine yet.
As for the power steering pump, they're just loud, period. I've heard of some people using a Lucas additive to quiet it down. Mercon ATF has been the fluid recommended by Ford. Then I came across this:
http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricant...d/tsb/0717.pdf
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:10 AM
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welcome to frf. sweet looking truck.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:10 AM
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:14 AM
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:08 PM
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Welcome to FRF, Chad! Nice looking truck!

Not sure about the Ranger CV's since I haven't had any issues with mine yet.
As for the power steering pump, they're just loud, period. I've heard of some people using a Lucas additive to quiet it down. Mercon ATF has been the fluid recommended by Ford. Then I came across this:
http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricant...d/tsb/0717.pdf
Thanks all for the welcoming... I notice Rangers aren't on that list, but most other Fords are.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:29 PM
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Welcome to the site! Im in VA too (VA Beach), what part are you in?
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:43 PM
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:24 PM
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Thanks all for the welcoming... I notice Rangers aren't on that list, but most other Fords are.
10th one down in the Ford list.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:21 PM
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welcome. now build it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:24 PM
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Welcome to the site! Im in VA too (VA Beach), what part are you in?
I'm north of you in Leesburg, about 10 miles from the MD border.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:45 PM
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welcome to canada
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:46 PM
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welcome to canada
my bad, welcome from canada and nice truck too
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:45 PM
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I'm north of you in Leesburg, about 10 miles from the MD border.
I know exactily where that is. My parents are up in Woodbridge and family all up there.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:47 PM
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Im in VA also, Williamburg. probably an hour and a half away from you olfordtruck
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