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3.0 2wd

Just curious what you guys think of the setup for lifespan. Do these trani's hold up 150K + miles if maintained with 2wd? Any problems I should be on the look out for?
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I have a 3.0 2wd, and I have 114,000 miles, Ive owned it since 38000 and now problems yet. Just do your maintenance with trans fluid etc and you should be good.
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I had one that I took from 52k to 75k miles. Only issue I had with it was replacing the stock battery which is normal for 4 years old. Ran like a top, not the best in the power or mileage dept but worked good as a daily driver for a 17 year old.
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i love my 3.0L 2wd. The only real problem i had was the PCV (i think) hose on the back of the intake manifold had a crack in it and i was throwing p01071 and p0172 codes (lean on bank 1 and 2).

But a new hose later and its running great
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Ive replaced my battery, rebuilt my alternator (blew from jumping I think), recently replaced the cam sensor, thats the only maintenance other than the regular stuff.
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seems like everyone who has one lifts it on 32s and claims it can go anywhere, that goes for the people with the mazda version as well
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seems like everyone who has one lifts it on 32s and claims it can go anywhere, that goes for the people with the mazda version as well
purpose for this post would be? besides the fact that it is inaccurate for everyone posting in this thread so far.

I use mine for what it is, a DD, and hauling my lawn equipment from job to job.
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Well I've had my ranger since 04 (When it was new) and its only got 23K on the clock as we speak now. I havent changed the battery yet ....... not sure if thats good or not haha. but i think as long as you maintain it and keep it in good shape you should be fine
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I have over 240K km's (150K miles) on my 01. It's a manual though and it's been through 1 clutch and kit, but only because the slave cylinder went 4 years ago.

I've replaced a few of the front end suspension components and had silly things like a leaf spring snapped and rear drum issues, but really nothing major over the years of owning it. It's a well built truck IMO. The 3.0L is a dog, but I haven't had any major issues with it. I've replaced the coil pack, plugs, wires and had the fuel injectors purged, that's about it besides regular maintenance.
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purpose for this post would be? besides the fact that it is inaccurate for everyone posting in this thread so far.

I use mine for what it is, a DD, and hauling my lawn equipment from job to job.
my bad just poking fun at a select few members
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the 3.0 gets a lot of slack for lacking power, but it gets great gas mileage when maintained and will last a long time. Ive run into many with well over 200,000 miles.
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seems like everyone who has one lifts it on 32s and claims it can go anywhere, that goes for the people with the mazda version as well
The Hater God of R-F has spoken............. LOL
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the 3.0 gets a lot of slack for lacking power, but it gets great gas mileage when maintained and will last a long time. Ive run into many with well over 200,000 miles.
+1 But intake, exhaust, and a programmer remedy that. I have almost 130K on mine with no real issues. Been lifted on 33's and lowered on 20"s for most of it's life. I've only replaced the coil-pack other than regular maintenance and upgrades.

Edit: Oh yeah...and it can go anywhere!!!
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You would have a better chance of picking the right lotto numbers than guessing how long your truck will last. Just keep up on the maintenance and don't buy crap parts like Fram.
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You would have a better chance of picking the right lotto numbers than guessing how long your truck will last. Just keep up on the maintenance and don't buy crap parts like Fram.
x2 stay with motorcraft parts and youll do good. i have changed my plugs and wires once in the time ive had it using motorcraft stuff and i use motorcraft oil and oil filter at every oil change.
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