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Old 01-02-2008
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Ranger down again

Update 1/3/08:

Got it back today, broke both rear lines. Plus it needed another tie rod end, because of hitting the snowbank. Good thing is I got a much needed alignment. lol






Well this time I lost the brakes. Somehow I didn't hit anything more than a snowbank. lol
Pedal had pressure and then goes to the floor, don't know where it's leaking from can't tell from all the snow and slush under the truck. Worst part I was 15 miles in the middle of nowhere when it happened. Limped it to a gas station added more break fluid and drove it back to the dealership. They can't look at it till at least tomorrow afternoon.
When I get it back I'm striping it and trading it in, I've had too many problems with this truck I'm fed up.

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Thats werid i just lost BOTH back wheel cylinders, i smoked a snow bank pretty hard this morning
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Thats werid i just lost BOTH back wheel cylinders, i smoked a snow bank pretty hard this morning
Well at least you know what went on yours, I hate dropping my truck off not knowing what's wrong with it. I can just imagine how much this is going to cost.
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How many miles do you have?

I hate it when crap takes a crap so close to when other crap took a crap.. i had my battery die a week after getting the transmission pan leak fixed and the previous week I had a coolant leak.. never a dull moment!
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How many miles do you have?
It's got 52,000 miles I can't believe all the problems I had with this thing with low mileage.
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It's got 52,000 miles I can't believe all the problems I had with this thing with low mileage.
I'm at 94K about to install clutch #3 and tranny #2. I'm thinking its time for a GTO.
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brakes are not needed anyway! lol

sorry about your luck. hopefully its a cheap fix.

i never really had any issues until i started lifting it.
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I'm sorry to hear that. My 2002 has been very reliable except for "self inflicted" wounds by me. If I had it to do over again, I'd buy another Ranger -- but a 4x4 this time, lol.
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brakes are not needed anyway! lol

sorry about your luck. hopefully its a cheap fix.

i never really had any issues until i started lifting it.
I have had less problems since I started modding more and more.
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I have had less problems since I started modding more and more.

well not so much when i started lifting it, more when i did the SAS, but its to be expected until you get all the bugs worked out, you probably think whats taking so long right? lol well i try stuff all the time to see the effects, then in the middle of it something goes wrong like a steering shaft or a bent bracket etc...
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116 and nothing major *knock on wood*

thats another reason i like having a manual.. it wont stop you but its tons better than nothing

sorry for your luck man
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116 and nothing major *knock on wood*

thats another reason i like having a manual.. it wont stop you but its tons better than nothing

sorry for your luck man
Yeah I wish mine was a manual, but I drove it like it was one. lol
Here's hoping transmission number 3 holds up to the abuse it saw today.

Hopefully it's a cheap fix but I'm just happy I didn't hit anyone, just an innocent snowbank.
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Yeah I wish mine was a manual...
Me too.

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well not so much when i started lifting it, more when i did the SAS, but its to be expected until you get all the bugs worked out, you probably think whats taking so long right? lol well i try stuff all the time to see the effects, then in the middle of it something goes wrong like a steering shaft or a bent bracket etc...
That's expected with as much custom work as you have done.
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I'm sorry to hear that. My 2002 has been very reliable except for "self inflicted" wounds by me. If I had it to do over again, I'd buy another Ranger -- but a 4x4 this time, lol.
my story to the tee john!!!

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