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i'm new to rangers

soo i am a honda guy, i love honda's mostly because its been my only cars i've had.
buut it is time for a change.

i posted my car on craiglist and this kid my age has a 2000 ranger he wants to trade. i dont know much about the car. i know it a 4.0 litter 4 cylinder engine. with 4 wheel drive and an extra cab.


i have a 1998 honda civic.
and with everything that it has to it and how good of condition its in its worth 4000+

he wants to trade me for my car.

what should i look for in his truck?

it has 117,xxx miles on it. and third gear felt wierd wile driving it
its an auto. i just dont know anything about them and i want to get into rangers!!

so p-lease help!

thanks
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MPG blows. The OHV 4.0 is a decent motor but you won't be going fast anytime soon.
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I highly doubt its a 4banger.
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well it didnt pick up fast at all. not nearly as fast as my car.
i dont want to go fast really,
i just kinda want to drive it, off road it, and be able to haul crap around.

whats a 4 banger?

if i posted a picture would you be able to tell what it was?

and how do i pul the cel codes on the ecu?

edit: ohhh and thaks for the fast responce! i already like this place

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Go to autozone and borrow the code scanner. 4 banger as in 4 cylinder.
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I don't think there was a 4.0L 4 cylinder Ranger ever produced.

It's either a 4.0L V6 4x4... or a 3.0L (or 2.3L) 4 cylinder 4x4 (that is, if Ford made a non-V6 4x4 super cab... I'm sure someone with more knowledge will chime in)

If it didn't have much get-up-and-go, it's more likely a 4 cylinder. Even my OLD 4.0L V6 has a bit of power.
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ohhhh ok cool. you cant pull the codes your self??
and why do you doubt its a 4 banger then silverstake
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here it is...if this helps at all
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Based on your comments, I suggest you take an experienced person with you to look at that truck in order to make a proper assessment rather than shooting in the dark on the internet.
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might be just me but it looks like 4.0 v6
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you own a honda and don't know what a 4 banger is?
before you buy that truck, search. educate yourself about trucks. don't just buy it because "it's lifted and looks cool". do your homework

the gas milage isn't like your honda. it can suck at times. the motor in that truck is a good motor and hase been around for awhile. 2001 they went to a sohc 4.0 instead of that pushrod ohv.
you can't handle as well in that (lifted truck) as you could in a lower ground clearance car.

being 4wd, there is twice as many parts to break. front cv joints, front and rear driveshafts or u-joints just to touch the surface.
you already said that 3rd gear is "funny feeling" it could have a tranny that is on it's way out. that would be a red flag to me.

take bergs' advice too. bring someone to look at it.
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