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Old 10-06-2009, 05:42 PM
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Just wanting to say hello, I'm going to purchase my 02 ranger XLT tomorrow. Although Ford is familiar to me (Ive had a mustang, and a lightning) Rangers seem like a whole different beast to me. I have read a ton of reviews online when searching for the right truck, and 90% of the stuff I have read for this particular model have been good. Can you guys point me in a direction of where I might find common problems with this truck? I just wanted to have all of my bases covered. Thanks guys and I look forward to learning a bit for you

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:53 PM
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welcome top frf, post some more information about your truck,motor size ,standard /auto,etc.. so we can compair apples to apples here..
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:53 PM
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The Ranger is tried and true. You getting the FX4 Offroad??
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:56 PM
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it's a 2002 XLT FX4, with 4 wheels drive and 70,000 miles. Comes with a 4.0 V6 and auto tranny
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:02 PM
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nice find! post some pics of it. welcome to FRF
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:03 PM
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sounds like a decent truck +100 on the pics
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:23 PM
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lol, I'm going to fight them because the truck is really dirty and being a detailer, I refuse to take any pics or show any pics before it's to my standard, but I guess here's a quick one from their website (it's got some aftermarket wheels on it, and I think they're 17's so I'll be switching to a 15 inch rim with a 32 inch tire...):
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:24 PM
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and again any real problems of concern? I'm still going to buy the truck I just want to know if there is anythign really that comes up repeatedly.. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:29 PM
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if its stock than not too many problems to worry about, but if its suspension lift (which it doesnt look like it is) then i would check the balljoints and such in the front for wear. You may also want to change all the fluids as soon as you buy it. check the old oil for metal shavings, there's probably no metal shavings in it, but if there is then somethings grinding against something in the internals of the engine. ummm, shocks may be a bit warn if they havnt been changed yet, but other than that, its pretty much good
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:31 PM
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ok thanks! I was going to give it full tune up and a good detail this weekend!
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:50 PM
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and I have a stock eaton plus a few more parts from my lightning laying around I could attempt to retro fit onto this truck....
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:19 PM
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is it an m90? i know someone on here has a supercharged ranger, it takes a lot of work for that to happen though lol
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:42 PM
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welcome to the forum
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:52 PM
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welcome to FRF
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:58 PM
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