Just checked the forum out and you guys have a lot of good info so I figured I'd sign up.
My dad had a 1990 XLT 4X4 when i was growing up. And when it came time to purchase a truck for towing the motorcycle to the track, A Ford Ranger was my first pick.
BTW. I am a professional Mechanic so I and hoping i can be helpful to those who need troubleshoot.