I currently own a 6 cylinder 1995 Ford Ranger XLT with 116000 miles on it. This past week the radiator needed to be replaced (had a hole in it) and a break caliper jammed shut, both combined costing me nearly $800. Once the caliper was fixed, I then noticed another noise which turns out to be the rear differential.
I am concerned that three separate systems need to be repaired at the same time. While it the failures could be a coincidence, given the age of the Ranger, I don't want to start throwing good money after bad. I am currently on a tight budget and I don't really have the money to keep fixing my Ranger, but I also don't really have the money for a new Ranger, either
So, I thought I would come to you all. In you experience, do you think these repairs are all a coincidence or do you think it is time to start looking for a new(er) Ranger?
Thank you for your help,