I am a newbie with a dilemma!
Good news. I have the opportunity to pick up an 01 XLT 4X4 with 5 spd overdrive for $4000.00.
Bad news. Just looked it over and drove it.
91,000 mile engine runs good, not blowing smoke, etc. 4 Dr body is clean, bed needs liner. Looks like a lot of rust underneath.
Transmission control arm/shifter is difficult
to move between all gears. On the road it shifts not as smoothly as it should. No noise just feels a tad "rough".
Tranny fluid had some grit. Not good.
Check engine light is on. Owner says he changed EGR valve but did not fix.
4 wheel drive appears to be working fine.
My thinking: If tranny problems, STAY AWAY. Even at at $4000.00 price tag.
Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated!