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Old 04-29-2011, 02:48 PM
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Hey all! This forum is awesome. I'm about to buy my 1st Ranger and am looking forward to getting to know it and hopefully learning my way around here too. I'm 26, in construction/farming, have a decent mechanical aptitude but less experience than some. Like I said I'm about to buy my first ranger, so I'd be really grateful for any advice on what to look out for, initial maintenance checkups, etc..

The truck: 2001 ranger EDGE ext. cab, 114k, 3.0 v6, auto, 4wd.

I'm most concerned about the tranny, but at the moment it shifts very smooth, has not had the O/D light issue, and has fresh fluid/filter. It needs a new e-brake cable, tailgate latch and some small rust repairs. It runs and drives quiet and smooth, and seems well taken care of. The price (around 4k) seems decent too.

Looking forward to sharing ideas with you guys!
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:53 PM
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welcome, and yes seems to be a good buy, get underneath that thing and look for rust though.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:57 PM
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Yeah, I'm planning on getting it up on a lift. What I could see of the frame looked decent, but the winter salt in WNY can be pretty evil.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:59 PM
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yes it can, welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:01 PM
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Welcome! Where in NY? I am from Rochester. The truck sounds like a good deal, minus the 3 liter.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:01 PM
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welcome to FRF, Dave!
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:03 PM
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:03 PM
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:31 PM
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:48 PM
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Welcome! Where in NY? I am from Rochester. The truck sounds like a good deal, minus the 3 liter.
Buffalo/niagara county area. Any dislikes about the 3.0 other than lack of power?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:51 PM
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Welcome to FRF! I love my 01 ranger edge! That one sounds a little nicer than mine. lol
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:57 PM
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Buffalo/niagara county area. Any dislikes about the 3.0 other than lack of power?
nope, that's about it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:12 AM
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:12 AM
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Welcome to FRF!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes. I've been checking out the tech and how-to sections, and I'm pretty impressed with the amount of info and original ideas collected here. Nicely done. Can't wait to try some of the mods that are listed.
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