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Old 05-05-2009, 05:32 AM
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Default Hello everyone:)

My name is Kierstien. I've recently purchased a 2001 Ford ranger 3.0 and I love it!

There are of course a few things I have to do to it as it was previously owned. But the engine purrs like a kitten and that's the most important part right?

I am a single mom, in NC. And I hope to have my truck for a LONG LONG time.

Hopefully I will find lots of answers here!

I have changed so far spark plugs, wires, belt tensioner assembly, rear brakes and springs, Several fuses were blown (important ones like the ones that ran the airbag and the heater) changed out a tail light cover as it was cracked and full of water from a previous bang up with a pole apparently. Changed oil and filter twice, Air Filter, And New Windshield wipers (Child's play to most of you grease monkey's^^)

I still need some suspension work, just about all of the boots for the suspension are cracked or smashed to smithereens. Luckily I have shocks, not struts. I noticed a crack in the middle of the center frame as I was changing the oil and had it jacked up... Should probably see about getting that welded. I guess whoever drove this truck plus all the gear that terminex drives around was a bit more than this truck could handle by the looks of it. Need to replace passenger side drum, deep groove all the way around..too deep to machine out. before it tears up my new set of brakes. Still need to change out the Egr valve and o2 sensors.. Still need to pull one of the headlights and see why I dont have bright lights. The indicator light doesnt come on and neither do the bright lights. Going to need to see about the rear differential as it's wanting to slip at near stopping point at times. (That one I WILL NOT be taking on myself.)

And I think that about covers it!

Bought for less than blue book, so I cant complain too much.

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:44 AM
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welcome to the site, i'm from NC but the army has me in KY for now. hows the weather there???
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:17 AM
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Default Hello curt:)

The weather lately is AMAZING perfect temperature during the day, nice and cool at night. It's a bit rainy today but I'm working under a covered garage so I'm good.

Thanks for asking

Kentucky pretty nice this time of year?
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:29 AM
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Actually it's still a bit chilly some days here and it rains like... 4 days outta the week... but the area is beautiful. bright green grass, hills, and many many farms, lol. Hows the work coming along on your 01? i have a 97 that i bought last week and it's already got some problems that i have to take care of... hopefully they are not too serious...
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:19 AM
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Welcome K, hope you are finding all the answers you need here!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:43 AM
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Welcome welcome, what part of NC are you in? I'm in Durham myself
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:34 AM
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Thanks Justin, I feel like I already know you. lol

Blackedge, I'm near Charlotte. Actually it's monroe but noone ever knows where that is. So I just say Charlotte Durem is nice. Lots of country left there.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:30 AM
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Man, you have a storm of issues, let us tackle them one at a time. Start with the most annoyent, and we will work from there!!
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:50 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:13 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:28 AM
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another Carolina person...heck yeah! i love over in Mt Airy, mountain side of Winston Salem. WELCOME
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:40 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:22 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:47 AM
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