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Ranger Died, What Should I Do?

Well guys its a sad day for the ranger family, we lost another one. Last Friday my 3.0L siezed up and offically died. Needless to say I am sad to see it go and now I'm not sure what I should do. My tranny was slipping in second gear and currently the A/C doesn't work. What do my fellow Ranger brothers think I should in this situtation? Should I keep my spirits up and buy a new/rebuilt engine and pray the tranny doesnt go too, or should I call it a good life and send it to the big parking lot in the sky? By the way it was only a 1998 4x4 3.0L with 84,000 miles.
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find a junk yard and rebuild
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5.0 swap!!
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It'd be a nice trail truck to work on.

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wow that was low miles for it to die
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did you let it run out of oil or something?
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Have a funeral?!?
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Nah, had oil, wasnt leaking oil and wasnt smoking....I should have a funeral but i think i'm gonna give it a second life and new engine.
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Have you not changed the oil in a long time or been really hard on it? Usually, 3.0s are pretty reliable as long as you maintain them.
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Siezed up how? Not another CMP synch failure, I hope.
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wow that was low miles for it to die
x2.. i only had 88k on my 3.0L when i traded it in and it ran like a champ. I didnt know you could kill those motors lol
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Put something else besides a 3.0.

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Hmmm, only 84,000 miles thats pretty low for it do die on you. But if it was me i would get rid of it and buy another one.
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Get a new engine and tranny. Give that truck its life back. Even if you end up spending 4-5000 for the engine and tranny, you are still better off than forking out car payments over the long run.

Even when you consider repairs it never pays to buy new. Although your engine went bad early (for some unknown reason) you surely wouldnt be putting that much $ into your trucks repair EVERY year for 5 years. There are some years where you might put a bunch of money into a vehicle, but there are many years where (other than maintenance) you dont have any problems. If you take out a loan you constantly have that payment each month, plus as the vehicle gets older, those repairs start popping up again, plus you are still making that payment.
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id just cahnge the motor... how do you like southern? i need to change schools.. im at ksu right now and i want out! i was in statesboro at the beginning of football season to see some friends but i havent been back down there since. lets just say it was fun
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Well I've ordered and newly rebuilt jasper 3.0L engine and gonna bring the ranger back to life, I thought about going bigger but too little time and money to switch out non-matching components. And with that new engine hopefully wont put too much strain on the tranny before i graduate in the fall. After that I can put a new one in plus some A/C and the truck will be pretty much brand new with a warrenty of all the major parts, so it will be like driving a new truck. As far as Statesboro goes, i dont want to move away and i like ga southern, its been good to me so far and hate to leave in the fall. And its definitely a good place to be and have a good time on the weekends.
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Once you get it rolling you should look in the hanes manual and do all the tune up stuff you can do with your money and skill level.

I think it is cheaper to keep cars with more miles but their reliability is compromised. in the long run it will be more cost effective to spend the money on new parts now and install yourself at home. If you have to pay for towing ontop of parts and possibly the labor it could be a financial disaster.with all the money you save you can spend it on building it stronger instead of paying the tow truck driver .
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Yea, yall sure do party a lot up there.

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Do the 5.0 swap with me please??????
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