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Old 09-18-2014, 04:48 PM
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^^the flickering lights would have me running. i wont touch a truck with an electrical gremlin unless its either already my own problem, or if i know exactly what it is. that sounds like something important is loose.
but it could be as simple as a bad ground...
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:50 PM
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All the crap you listed is non important things when buying a vehicle.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Its used

that price is not bad either
I second all this
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:57 PM
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but it could be as simple as a bad ground...
ahh true...
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:11 PM
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^^the flickering lights would have me running. i wont touch a truck with an electrical gremlin unless its either already my own problem, or if i know exactly what it is. that sounds like something important is loose. ---------- and after reg it'll be 9K. and you'll still have to go wrench on it..
8817 out the door. Tags taxes and all. My dad said his chevy flickered light and it ended up being the alternator. I only remember seeing the flickering at idle.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:18 PM
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8817 out the door. Tags taxes and all. My dad said his chevy flickered light and it ended up being the alternator. I only remember seeing the flickering at idle.
I was just gonna say it could be the alternator!!! it happened to wife's van couple years ago, light flickering and got alternator rebuild and no problem since!!
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:26 PM
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a ranger auto will shit on you well before an m5rod1-hd does. .
This. So this. More this than any other this. THIS.

Ranger automatics are crap. I <3 my M5OD.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:32 PM
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I was just gonna say it could be the alternator!!! it happened to wife's van couple years ago, light flickering and got alternator rebuild and no problem since!!
That would make sense since it sounds like the bearing on it is making noise.
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This. So this. More this than any other this. THIS.

Ranger automatics are crap. I <3 my M5OD.
knocking on wood as i type this. At 183,6xx miles my automatic transmission was still shifting smooth as ever.



Sales manager said i can come get the keys at any time tomorrow to throw it on the lift and get a better look at it.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:35 PM
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knocking on wood as i type this. At 183,6xx miles my automatic transmission was still shifting smooth as ever.
My last Ranger made it to 187,000 before it started slipping. I bought it cheap as shit because of that. lol.

You were probably driving on borrowed time. And I hope you don't work too far away from home, because a 140,000 mile Ranger Auto could be living on borrowed time if it wasn't properly maintained.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:48 PM
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wish he bought chris 03 fx4 level 2
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can you run the vin in oasis and get the service history?
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:55 PM
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can you run the vin in oasis and get the service history?
x2 at my dealership I can see every time my truck was serviced there by punching in the vin on a special computer
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:56 PM
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if there was a very limited service history i would be really really hesitant about getting it...you could be buying someone elses headache
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:00 PM
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My last Ranger made it to 187,000 before it started slipping. I bought it cheap as shit because of that. lol.

You were probably driving on borrowed time. And I hope you don't work too far away from home, because a 140,000 mile Ranger Auto could be living on borrowed time if it wasn't properly maintained.
on my 99 it was serviced around 100k and 175k. the trans fluid is like brand new in the truck
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can you run the vin in oasis and get the service history?
pretty sure i can.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:00 PM
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I hate how most people have never heard of preventative maintenance or scheduled maintenance. People just drive it til it breaks.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:01 PM
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if there was a very limited service history i would be really really hesitant about getting it...you could be buying someone elses headache
you could get someone elses headache with a 50k mile car too
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