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Old 08-06-2012
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Just got a 99 ranger... time to sign up for a forum!

It seem like every time i get a new car one of the first things i do is find a forum I like and sign up...

Ive lurked on both here and fordrangerforum and i like the people, the layout and the theme better over here, so here I am!

I just picked up a 99 ranger 3.0l Ext cab 2wd auto with around 150k on it last week.

I bought it fairly blind (no mechanic check) from a private party, so i got an OK deal on it. It had a check engine light on, so i made the guy come to autozone with me to get the code, Turned out it was P0401... so i overplayed it a bit and talked him down 700$.

I fixed the P0401 code in 10 mins with a new DPFE sensor, took it to the mechanic that i had a really good coupon floor and got a full inspection, coolant flush, tranny flush and oil change for a little over 200$

In the inspection, he found out the tranny fluid pressure was low coming out of the transmission cooler. He said it could be a blockage, or something up with the tranny. He said it would cost more to fully diagnose, but if the pressure was fine upstream of the cooler, it would be 550$ to fix.

So, im not addressing that problem quite yet, he said it would be fine to drive on, but if it gets worse i run the risk of burning up the tranny.

So anyway, also got some seats out of an 05 and threw in there, and stuff for a basic stereo setup is on the way.

So hopefully ive got a ranger that will get me around for a bit for fairly cheap. If anybody has any input on that tranny issue, i'd appreciate it.
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Welcome to RF!

Got any pictures?

$700 doesnt sound like a bad deal.
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"down 700" not "down to 700"

I got the truck for 3000$

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Bad pic of the inside with the new '05 seats:
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Oh! My bad haha.

Looks pretty clean. There are PLENTY of mods and ideas available here on RF.
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love the look inside man. 3.0 is bullet proof! welcome
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