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Old 08-31-2009
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Thinking about buying a Ranger

I am thinking about buying a Ranger and saw the following post at Craigslist.....

"$4,000, 2001 Edge, automatic, 4x4, 4 door, cold A/C, Factory C/D, running boards, bed liner, 4.0 SOHC, white exterior, factory alum wheels, decent rubber, good glass, sliding rear window,
p steering, p brakes, p locks, cruise, clean non ripped grey interior, raer step bumper>>>>> 84K original miles.

Runs and drives well,needs a cam chain tensioner
My big loss and your super Gain, books for over $8,000 top and almost $5,000 low.

E-mail for pics if interested, may listen to an offer OR may take a partial trade.


I uploaded 2 pictures of the truck to my personal website...

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I do not like that it needs a cam chain tensioner. Is this a huge negative and a sign of bigger problems? I don't mind making some repairs.

He said that he would take less money, and that it needs to go. Carfax is clean, single owner, but has a gap from 2002-2007. The price seems very low. Does the whole thing seem fishy or do you think it might be ok?

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Bruce

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What year? The SOHC 4.0 engines rattle from 01 to 03 with 01 being the worst.
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Sorry, it is a 2001
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Well those have the worst tensionor problems. If the rear ones are bad then you have to pull the engine out of the truck.
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I would get it anyways. I dont think you could beat the price. It looks like its in pretty good condition from what I can see.
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i am finding similar trucks with less miles going for 4g canadian... i wouldnt get this one. there are lots out there if you want an auto
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He said that he would sell it to me for $3250, no lower, and that he is a dealer. I don't know what it would cost to replace the timng chains and tensioner. Anyways, I have't even seen the truck yet.
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Wow... he came down 750 on that? Do it.
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dont do it, rangers suck...

haha jk, but id say get it if you can buy it for the much. i mean you could prob fix the prob and sell it for 4k more
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it wouldnt be too hard to get another ranger engine from a junkyard thrown in
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Dont (Unless your mechanically savy). This is coming from an 01 owner. Ford worked the majority of the bugs out by 2003. To fix the timing chain isn't cheap.
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