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Old 11-04-2016, 11:48 AM
aroundincircles aroundincircles is offline
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So, I bought my B-4000 last night, for $2500, while it looks like its in great shape, it does have some issues.

Here are pictures from the craigslist ad:













The issues it has that I know about:
1) CEL was on
2) 4x4 not working The lights blink a few times, then stop blinking then will blink again. I have not counted the blinks, and I have not timed the time between them.
3) when Driving home, when I hit the signal for a right turn, the car made a buzzing noise.
4) the tires are BALD like super bald, beyond acceptable bald. beyond legal bald.

Things I've done so far:
The codes for the cel are P0171 and P0174, which is a lean code. I decided just for now to clear the code, and see if they come back. I've driven 10 miles, and so far so good.

For the tires, my jeep is running the same tires, but I slashed two tires on my jeep. so I'll probably take the two good tires, and put them on my b-4000, and buy just two new tires, since I planned on buying 4 new tires for my jeep anyways. (well 5, for the spare).


Just an FYI, if you follow this thread, I run a youtube channel for my jeep, most of my updates will be posted as videos there and shared here.

Looking forward to updating you!
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:51 PM
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You stole that thing assuming 80,000 miles is accurate, and the 4x4 issue isn't expensive.
I'll be watching.
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:55 PM
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It very has a salvage title, which kills it's value.

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Old 11-04-2016, 03:00 PM
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Lol, yeah that makes a difference. Depending on the work done, not always a bad if it was done right.
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:01 PM
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It was front end damage and airbags, but no frame damage from what I can see. Drives straight.

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Old 11-05-2016, 04:36 PM
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:23 PM
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Got it registered. Which is all so important.

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:49 PM
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Medium Graphite Interior
Amay
Styleside Box - STL Inner/Outer
126"/3200MM Wheelbase
SE Version
Edison Plant Build
With Exterior Dress Up Kit
With Power Equipment Group
With RH 2nd Row Flip Open Window
With LH 2nd Row Flip Open Window
With Sliding Rear Window
With Carpet Floor Covering
With Drivers Power Mirror
With Passenger Power Convex Mirror
With 2nd Row Dual Jump Seat
Super/Super Single/Super Cab 4 Door
Bodyside Accent Stripe
Front Bumper - Steel Chromed
Rear Bumper - Steel Step - Chromed
With Front Licence Plate Bracket
With Passenger Air Bag
7J X 15" 5 Spoke Aluminium Wheel
3.73
Rear Axle Limited Slip Differential

4.0 V6 OHV 12V EFI
Leather Steering Wheel
With Speed Control
With Tachometer
AM/FM CD/Clock
With NAAO Radio Frequency
Oxford White
Mazda Series
5R44E/5R55E - 5 Speed Auto Trans
Ranger/Mazda B2000



Build sheet, Very happy to the LSD, anything special I should know about it?
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:21 PM
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Picked up a couple of things from amazon:
Touch up paint: http://amzn.to/2fYEVXe
Parking brake bypass: http://amzn.to/2ejKKhx

things on the list to get:
New side mirrors (passenger housing is cracked, driver's side mirror is cracked):http://amzn.to/2eKnoQT

Motor/transmission mounts:
http://amzn.to/2fYypj8
http://amzn.to/2eBPw52
http://amzn.to/2ejRfkc

transfer case motor:
http://amzn.to/2fCprnz

Shocks:
http://amzn.to/2eBMoXf

Bed Cover:
http://amzn.to/2flnBIx

Radio upgrades:
http://amzn.to/2fYDdFo
http://amzn.to/2fx47RF
http://amzn.to/2eBKMwi
http://amzn.to/2ejL5kj

I've included links, so if anybody has any opinions on anything please let me know! I mostly want to make sure I'm getting the correct stuff. I won't be buying it all at once, a piece here and a piece there as I get the $$ together, since all the money I can spend on my cars comes from side jobs, and my youtube channel, so its a little bit here and a little bit there.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:34 PM
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The duct tape holding the airbag halves together makes me question the quality of the repairs.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:42 PM
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Arrow ??????

Nice lookin Mazda!

Mileage is great, just curious as to what year it is????
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:33 PM
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The duct tape holding the airbag halves together makes me question the quality of the repairs.
I looked at the repairs, and they look fine. The air bags just were not replaced, which I plan on doing myself.

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Nice lookin Mazda!

Mileage is great, just curious as to what year it is????
Its a 98. It is a salvaged title, which means it spent a lot of time on somebody's lot waiting to get repaired, which explains its low miles.

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Nice lookin Mazda!

Mileage is great, just curious as to what year it is????
Its a 98. It is a salvaged title, which means it spent a lot of time on somebody's lot waiting to get repaired, which explains its low miles.
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:59 PM
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:07 AM
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ordered the following:
transfer case motor:
http://amzn.to/2fCprnz

Shocks:
http://amzn.to/2eBMoXf

I'll be out of town over the thanksgiving weekend, so it will be a bit before I get them installed, but excited to get the work started. I wish my other car would sell, so I could get the $ I need to get the tires for the truck, and start daily driving it.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:23 PM
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Transfer case motor showed up 30 minutes ago, already have it installed and my 4x4 is working again!

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