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Old 09-16-2009
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2005 Ranger XLT List of issues...

So finally, after trying to fix my truck I broke down and took the truck to ford, and 2 other shops. I had them simply do diagnostic work. I was told the following needs to be fixed/replaced to make the truck safe to drive.

1. rear axle seals
2. rear brakes
3. drums
4. drum brake pistons
5. rear pinion seal & possibly yoke
6. rear axle shafts
7. front drivers side hub
8 front passanger side axle seal
9. 4 new tires (tires are cupped?)

The truck as 61k miles now. Where could all these problems come from? In addition to this I have changed the universals at 45-50k. I had an accident that was a front end collosion with a fence which caused alot of damage that was corrected at a ford body shop. Could there be an outlying problem here, or have a lot of people had to replace items such as this?

I was quoted from each place around $2,200+tax not including tires or the yoke. Discussion on problems that may cause this kind of maintaince needs is encouraged.

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umm.... all those seem to be dumb thinks that need to be done at such an early time. Axle shafts!?!? Rear brakes!? Hell I've not even touched mine and I'm at 112,000 miles! Seems to me they are adding and adding things that really don't need done at all...
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The rear brakes have not been right since I bought the truck new, the dealer just never seemed to address the problem besides charging me 79 dollars for a star adjuster nut which... cost... well about 2 dollars... and it didnt solve the problems, so when i finally replaced the brakes about 7k miles ago, it was so corroded it would never have adjusted even many of miles before.

The shoes need to be done since they are filled with gear lube. Any products to clean these up? I mean, to be honest I am looking to fix it up 80% of the way and just sell it or trade it in. I have spent more time in garages having the truck fixed then I have really had time driving it. The dealer said that the drums were contaminated with gear lube... and could not be cleaned, I for some reason think they could be cleaned since they are metal.... like a parts cleaner.

What kind of sale price do you think a 05 ranger will see? It has some chipping paint on the hood from some gravel, a dented tailgate, and a small dent in the cab near the rear window. The interior is alright, the center console lid broke off, the drivers seat has a 1-2mm burn in it, and there are some scratches in the back of the supercab. The truck was in a accident (front end with a wood fence) causing about 5300 in damage around 4,000 miles, this was all fixed at a ford body shop.

I mean, at this point i'm thinking of going to a nissan frontier or titan. As much as I liked ford, I just don't seem to have luck with this truck. Plus I could use a truck with 4 doors to have my tools in easier, and workers.... Honestly, what could I see for a sale price if these mechanical problems were fixed mostly...?
Im at around 61,500 miles, I have a 05 ranger xlt, with just a sliding back window, a/c, privacy glass, tonneau cover, bed liner, 4.0 v6, 4x4, 4:10, automatic transmission
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Seems to be a large parts list for an 05 with 61k
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tires are cupped?! rotate them.....if the tread is still good then rotate n they will be fine. all u have to do is rotate ur tires every 6000 miles
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the rear end and drive train issues may be caused due to a bent frame... exactly HOW bad was this accident?
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The impact was at around 45-50 mph. The truck went off the side of the road, then threw someones fencing, then it was launced over an embanked drive way that sits about 5 feet above of area where the fence was. When the truck was being fixed they supposidly checked the frame. Now how easily can these trucks frames be bent? I mean, i'm sure people on this fourm do more to their trucks then I have, I mean... I ask it to drive on interstates, and occasionally tow a trailer of tools and supplies around. I don't really go off roading, unless I'm just going down a trail to hunt, and thats slow.

When should problems like this be looked at? Could this stem from that accident? I was told that the seals could go bad through over heating of brakes, is this true?
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