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Old 05-10-2010
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frame rot

did some seaching on this there is a lot of people out there that seem to have this problem . called ford and they said " nothing we can do u are out of warranty " trying to get some sort of genneral number of how many people have this problem.
also trying to find some atfer market company that makes the rear frame section ford dosent sell it. they said anything needed for a frame needs a hole new frame and for 2500 bucks no way. also checked salavge yards around my area and one has one worth anything they are just as bad as mine. broke my driverside rear spring pertch of the frame and it took the frame with it. when i had the bed off fixing this problem found my cross member for the gas tank was rotted also the rear plate that hold the spare tire in also rotted. will put pics up soon.
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Thats what you get with an 11 year old vehicle thats lived its entire life in the rust belt.

Mine was from back east, and its had no problems yet
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My 04 frame is in good shape I have a few little spots on my body that have some cancer though.... I have learned not to look under my truck unless i want to find something that i wanted to pretend wasent there

Mine used to live in PA according to Carfox
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when i had my bed off i had to make a bracket to put on one of the cross memebers and i paitned everything. I will have to replace the shackle mounts sometime probably.
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how well dose the paint hold up i was thinking once i fix it to bed liner the frame it seems stronger
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with less than a year of very little driving there are several rock chips. if i were you i would look into POR-15 or chassis saver.
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ok thanks
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Yeah. I think I read somewhere that 98 or 99 Rangers were in class action suit for excessive frame rot. Not sure which year.
SPOTS OF CONCERN FOR ALL RANGERS:
Gas tank cross member
Rear shackle/leaf spring mounts
Front bumper brackets and reinforcers
Body corners of cab and bed
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Krown.com

there ya go

rust prevention spraying in canada

you should have something similar down there
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