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Old 04-19-2011, 10:20 AM
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Default New Guy here - first post - 98 2x4 2.5l 5spd reg. cab

Hey guys, I thought I would say hi. I got my ranger about 2 weeks ago pretty cheap, the guy's wife wanted it gone and I knew him so it worked out well.

It has about 175K on it, kind of beat up, has a tick from the top of the engine, the a/c doesn't work right (only blows cold when idle or going down hill, weird right?) and it really needs a paint job.

So far I have put on new tires, charged freon (no leaks) all new front end lenses (off amazon $70 total, pretty good deal), new fan clutch, new plugs (all 8 of them in a 4 banger, not sure what that was for), new PCV valve, new fuel filter (still had the original OEM factory filter!), new radiator, and of course oil and filter change.

The oil look VERY clean, which surprised me. I mean like new clean after 200 miles on the oil change. Maybe I am just used to beat up cars.

Anyway, it rides well and I like it a lot. If I could just figure out this air con problem and the tick I would be in business.

OH! Almost forgot, I have already used this forum a couple of times to solve problems. Thanks!

Matthew
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:34 AM
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cool welcome to FRF.. I recommend you service the trans, this service is way often neglected... it takes 4 qts of Mercon 5.... drain the trans and be sure to clean the magnetic drain plug... re-install plug, remove shifter for an easy re-fill, shifter has three torx bolts so make sure you them before hand...
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:39 AM
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Welcome Mathew !
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:44 AM
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cool welcome to FRF.. I recommend you service the trans, this service is way often neglected... it takes 4 qts of Mercon 5.... drain the trans and be sure to clean the magnetic drain plug... re-install plug, remove shifter for an easy re-fill, shifter has three torx bolts so make sure you them before hand...
Will do! Didn't think about that... Thanks for the tip too on removing the shifter.

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Thanks!

BTW, I see you have a Pioneer iPod deck. I forgot to mention I put this in last weekend. Nice little deck. (Pioneer DEH-3300UB). I just need some speakers but I am saving up for the paint job.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 AM
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Welcome to FRF!! Got some pics??
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:52 AM
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welcome to FRF, Matthew!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:59 AM
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welcome to frf i have just about the same truck.... i got my new speakers at wally world for around 50 bucks for 2.. so you may look into that...
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:09 PM
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:28 PM
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Welcome from Kingsport, TN
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:31 PM
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:29 AM
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Wow, small world Richard. I was born and partially raised in Kingsport. Went to DB.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:39 AM
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welcome aboard, 2.5L's FTW! lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:33 AM
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:20 AM
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Wow, small world Richard. I was born and partially raised in Kingsport. Went to DB.
Nice, I'm not a native though lol I'm building a power plant down in Rogersville, I'm from west Washington lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:14 AM
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Okay, got'cha. Rogersville is a nice town. Spent a lot of nights camping and hiking down there growing up.

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