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Old 08-28-2007, 18:03   #1 (permalink)
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Considering Buying a '95 Ranger 4X4 - Need Advice!

Hello everyone. After reading through some posts, it looks like I'm in the right place. I am considering buying a 1995 Ford Ranger XLT, but I am having some reservations because of a few problems it has. I was wondering if someone out there could look over the problems, and give me some sound advice as to whether I should buy this truck. Here's the situation:

FACTS:
1995 Ford Ranger XLT
4X4 Automatic Transmission
4.0L V6
137,000 Miles
$3,750.00 asking price.

THE GOOD:
Interior looks like a new truck.
Exterior in good condition.
Engine clean and looks great.
I can tell it has been well-cared for.
One-owner.
All service records were kept and are available.
Overall, it's a nice looking truck that seems to be well cared for.

THE BAD (potentially)...
1. After driving for a long period of time (1-2 hours) in high outdoor temperatures (above 85), the owner says that the transmission slips when shifting from 2nd into 3rd. He says it doesn't do it in the winter, and not very often in the summer. The owner says it's been doing this for the last 60,000 miles, and that I shouldn't worry about it.

2. Once again, after driving for a long period of time (1-2 hours) in high outdoor temperatures (above 85), the owner says that when you come to a stop, like at a convenience store, that the truck will not idle at low speeds. It sputters and dies. Once the truck cools, everything is fine again. And once again, the owner says it's been doing this for the last 60,000 miles, and that I shouldn't worry about it.

3. When I took it for a test drive, I noticed a "clunk" in the back when coming to a complete stop, and then again when starting again. It kinda feels like there something in the bed that's rolling around.

Well, that's about it. I'm worried about buying the truck because of the problems listed above. What do you guys think. It's a good-looking truck at a fair price - just not sure what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-28-2007, 18:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Considering Buying a '95 Ranger 4X4 - Need Advice!

well the transmission sounds liek the filter needs changed, i had a explorer that done the same thing, i changed the filter and the fluid, and it didnt do it no more, the clunk, that could be either brakes, or shocks, or a universal joint, and as far the idling thing gos, that coukld be a numorous things. just look at it like this, its a 95, with high mileage, and if u got the time, and the money, it sounds like its a good deal
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Re: Considering Buying a '95 Ranger 4X4 - Need Advice!

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well the transmission sounds liek the filter needs changed, i had a explorer that done the same thing, i changed the filter and the fluid, and it didnt do it no more, the clunk, that could be either brakes, or shocks, or a universal joint, and as far the idling thing gos, that coukld be a numorous things. just look at it like this, its a 95, with high mileage, and if u got the time, and the money, it sounds like its a good deal
hope fully it might and a thourgh changing with filter included, but dont be surprised if the tranny needs a rebuild in a year. but it could go a while though. the automatics seem like they last 150,000-160,000 miles if taken care of.
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