What Maintainance Do I Need?
I'm the original over of a 2006 Ford Ranger 2WD SuperCab. I have put 113K on it. I have done nothing to it except tires, fresh fluids, and currently changing plugs and wires for the first time, and a fresh batter late last year.
It has given me ZERO problems in this time. Amazing machine. Couldn't be happier.
However, starting just before New Years Day (winter went to a whole new level in NC starting Christmas) it started taking a few seconds to crank. Making this worse, I wor k3rd shift and leave home at 1AM, so it's literally the cold of the night when I'm trying to crank it. What I've done to cure the problem:
- Battery tested and it's good.
- Fuel treatment, really seemed to help by cutting the crank time from 8-10 seconds to 3-4 seconds.
- Got 4 of the 6 plugs and wires changed, but it started to storm so I'll be finishing the job this weekend.
The fuel treatment and wires were done the same day, so I can't say which one helped more.
This is my first automobile (I'm 24), so I'm just trying to develope my mechanics chops and don't know much. Learning as I go. Anything I need to have checked or changed after 113K miles, any help ... anything is welcome. Thanks in advance.