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New truck! :-D

Had my 95 for a while now, getting high and miles and needed somthing newer for college and stuff. Came across this ranger and am going to look at it again tomm. I test drove it last night around a parking lot all sleemed well, clutch was great, rode smooth etc. http://maine.craigslist.org/car/720993169.html pics arnt great but it looks awesome in person! :-D Best of all the guy said hed take 4800 for it, which i thought was a steal since the miles are very low and its in really good shape. anything i should look out for on the 02's? are the 02's alot better than the older rangers? Thanks guys
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Thats a good deal

after you buy it though replace that cam synchronizer gear on the 3.0 so it doesnt lock up for prevention
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Whats the cam synchronizer gear and how hard is it to replace? and how much does it cost? :)
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thats a hell of a good deal. i'd buy it!
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yeah man im going to check it out tomm with my dad to see if he likes it, then putting some cash down so he can hold it. I'm paying him all cash too so im sure hed like that. There goes all my savings from the past like 6 months though haha. oh well its worth it i want this thing, only thing that sucks though is its not a 4x4 like i wanted. but i guess i shouldn't complain...
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I have almost 70k on my 04 3.0 and it runs like a champ, doesn't burn oil or leak oil. Good find!
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I'd think twice before you bought it... I mean, this is a great truck and all but the thing about Rangers is you can pretty much always find what you're looking for. If you have the time to wait I'd consider looking for something that has what you want... otherwise jump on this baby!
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I have almost 70k on my 04 3.0 and it runs like a champ, doesn't burn oil or leak oil. Good find!
I had 115k on mine with no burning oil or leaking ran perfect till it self destructed.

I have read 75k+ change the cam gear so it dont self destruct Ive been seeing this happen more and more and its a problem with the 3.0
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My 95 burns a little oil but that thing has almost 178k on it. just started burning a little oil too. I thought about it, i need something quick because I got to take a course this summer at college and i just want a vehicle now. I think its a good find yeah, but the 4x4, eh ill just take it easy in the winter . I'll probably be putting money down on it tomm when i go to look at it. I want this beast :-). Gas will kill me though :( also how much would that cost me to get replaced, the cam gear...

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looks like my 98! except mines bigger, nice looking truck though, wish mine had a stick!
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I saw that on craigslist the other day. I would definitely paint the frame.
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whys that? rust?
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if your in Maine, i'd suggest a 4x4 ranger and a 4.0L for winter use. like mentioned before, why not wait a while and find something (that doesn't suck in the winter?)
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yeah I did want the 4x4, oh well ill survive without it, ill just get a good set of all season tires and take it easy like befor. picking the truck up today :) for 4700. needs a few things though, breaks, and new rear rotors because they feel warped, oil change and a coolant flush because the coolant was disgusting. other than that the truck is immaculate.
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yeah I did want the 4x4, oh well ill survive without it, ill just get a good set of all season tires and take it easy like befor. picking the truck up today :) for 4700. needs a few things though, breaks, and new rear rotors because they feel warped, oil change and a coolant flush because the coolant was disgusting. other than that the truck is immaculate.
new rear rotors? ALL rangers come OEM w/ drums. Looks like a decent buy though!
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oh really? somthing like when you hit the breaks on it the steering wheel will jiggle a little bit.. mabye the front ones then.. things brand new though despite the 2 things that need replacement but hey its worth the money. :-D
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Don't ever settle unless your 100% satisfed and happy with the buy or else you'll be kicking yourself in the a** later on.
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Im 100%, i really want this thing, and it only needs 2 things as of now, so whatever you know, nothing that cant be fixed :D I don't mind repairing it, at least i know the parts are brand new and stuff isnt wearing out that i don't know about :)
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looks like a nice truck... i have 90k on my 02 and i love it... the cam synchro gear is cake to replace... it is a part that replaced the distributor on the older engines and it has a sensor on top that tells the engine when to fire... if it fails it will destroy your motor because it also is the drive for the oil pump... when you replace it get one from the dealer do not get the one made by Dorman
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looks like a nice truck... i have 90k on my 02 and i love it... the cam synchro gear is cake to replace... it is a part that replaced the distributor on the older engines and it has a sensor on top that tells the engine when to fire... if it fails it will destroy your motor because it also is the drive for the oil pump... when you replace it get one from the dealer do not get the one made by Dorman
Could you possibly link me to the cam synchro gear?

I'm going on 95k miles on my 02 and I would like to replace this asap so my motor don't blow up.

Thanks!
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Could you possibly link me to the cam synchro gear?

I'm going on 95k miles on my 02 and I would like to replace this asap so my motor don't blow up.

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yeah i have 144484 miles on my truck and i think i might replace this also how much does it cost
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yeah ill look into it sometime when i have more money, im broke now :( im sure it will be fine until then.
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Any other info on the cam synchronizer gear?

You've got my attention now... lol
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me too!!! MORE INFO MARK!!!!!
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here are two how to write ups from RPS

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=226230

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=226289

lots of info about the problem here

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=203433

why you want the motorcraft one and not the one made by dorman

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/inde...howtopic=53152
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