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Bought a $500 94 ranger 4x4 today. School me

Found it on craigslist and went and pick it up. Its a 94 white extended cab 4x4, automatic, manual windows and doors. speedo says 55k but the previous owner registered it when it was workin and it had 100k. he said he put at least 10k on it. i could care less really.

Any way what should i check on this thing, what are the common problems? i know i need to get a set of valve cover gaskets cause the drivers side is leaking. thats as far as i got today b/c it just got dark out. thanks!





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What kind of engine is in it?
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its got a six in it. no idea what size or if they even had two diff sixs
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#1 should be a Haynes manual.
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tomorrow im gonna do a full tune up. plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change, seafoam, fuel filter. ill grab a manual so i can figure out how to do the valve cover.
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Add PB Blaster to the list.2 cans.
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Add PB Blaster to the list.2 cans.
no kidding there.
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for that year it is either the 4.0 or the 3.0 and both are very good engines
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did you buy this for a daily driver or a play toy?
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i was looking at parts at advance auto online and according to the vin thing on their website i got the 4.0 i have an X in the vin but no U. the truck is oging to be a daily driver for the most part. i have an 07 wrx thats my "main" car if you want to call it that.
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i have an 07 wrx thats my "main" car if you want to call it that.
wanna race? hehehe
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Do the Seafoam BEFORE you put in your new plugs. Seafoam may foul them up. It did on my 1998 3.0
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Inspect the leaf spring hangers.
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ok so i seafoamed, changed the plugs, wires, and oil. tomorrow im gonna do the fuel filter and pcv if i can find it. didnt have a manual at the store.

my heater core is bypassed so i bought a new one. any write ups on replacing one? also my gauge cluster dosnt work so i need to find a new one or find a why its not working i check all the fuses and nothin was blown

one last thing dome light stays on any way of fixing this the fuse was out and im gussing b/c the previous guy couldnt get it to go off either..
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i cant figure out what hoses i need to hook up to the heater core theres no hoses near it. ive searched the site and couldnt find anything can any one shed some light on what hoses i should be looking for?
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for your dome light problem, the switch on one of your doors(door jambs) is most likely stuck in the "on" position
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spray those door switches with some wd-40 should fix the dome light problem
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Pics!!!!

How's the 4x4 working?
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i'm just jealous of the fact you have 4wd.. bought my 01 for 2,500 but it's 2wd. if I could convert it for 500$... lol
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it was like 6 degrees out with the wind chill today so i didnt get to do anything. 4x4 works but we only go to try it on the road. im gonna do the wd40 thing. i really need to see how the heater core hoses go so i can have heat!
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When I get home from work tomorrow I'll pop the hood on my '94 B-4000 and see what hose goes where. It's 3* out right now and dark with the current windchill somewhere around -20.
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found thew hose hitng a fordforums.com pics will be up prolly tomorrow i cat find my camera all a sudden
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sounds like you got a heck of a deal on a fairly decent truck
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its been three weeks but shes done pics added to my first post. i need to do something about the rear springs one side sits higher then the other i wanna get full replacement springs sooner or later

thanks for all the help guys
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