Hey guys, I've been having trouble figuring out EXACTLY what my specs are on my Ranger. Here's what I've been able to find out so far, from the VIN and Safety Sticker:
Ford Motor Company, USA, truck, completed vehicle
: 5,001-6,000 Pounds
: 1994 Ranger (XLT) 4x4 (2-door SuperCab)
: 4.0L EFI-OHV, six cylinder (Explorer, Ranger)
: Edison (Edison, New Jersey)
: 3.73 Limited Slip, 8.8-inch 28-spline rear axle
: Automatic 4 speed (Ranger)
I'd like to know the specs on the front axle, (same width, but is it 8.8?)
I'd also like to know some details like what the seats are called (they're factory "bucket" type seats with push-button air support).
Hell, I'll make a list:
What is my factory paint color code?
What's the towing capacity with the stock bumper and no hitch? What would pulling weight be with a hitch installed?
How long is the bed, and what beds from other manufacturers are similar in length and width (for a bed liner or camper top)?
How much torque am I placing on the ground and what horsepower am I at with stock components?
What specific leaf springs do I have?
What springs do I have in the front?
My front differential appears to have been leaking something (looks like oil). I've found no puddles, but it's on the bulb itself. It's been that way since I got it in October. Is this common? When should I begin to worry about it?
I have to get a ball-joint replaced soon. How much would that set me back, and should I get it done in pairs or does it matter?
The truck burned oil for a period in December, but it doesn't seem to do it anymore. Why would that be? Should I worry about it?
As a '94 with over 205K miles, I'm thinking it's going to be facing problems soon. The A/C compressor was blown when I got it, and the engine takes a long time to heat up. What problems should I begin to expect and where should I draw the line in servicing it? (I haven't had ANYTHING done so far).
I'd just like to get all of this cleared up at once. Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate everything I can learn from this site, and I look forward to getting your opinions.