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Old 08-10-2017
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Just got my first Ranger!

I just bought my first ranger this week and I'm already in love. It's a 1999 Ranger XLT single cab. I had a guy look at it and he said I should replace the upper control arm on the front passenger side. Does anyone know how to do this? Or direct me to the right forum? Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2017
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Welcome to the forum

1999 was a good year for Rangers, they all were, lol.

What engine did you get?

Post with pictures on changing upper control arm here: How To: Upper Control Arm / Ball Joint Replacement (Lots of Pictures) | Ford Explorer and Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations

Explorers and Rangers share many parts in the same model years

Ranger had 3 Generations
1983 to 1992 is 1st Gen
1993 to 1997 is 2nd Gen
1998 to 2012 is 3rd Gen

1st gen was smaller
2nd and 3rd were similar size and "most" parts are the same but not all
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Curious, i've seen reference to a 4th gen? is that joke or something?
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In 1989 Ford changed body style a bit and some cab parts, but basically the same Ranger
Some consider this 2nd generation, and it is a valid point.
So that would add a generation

And you could also argue the point that 1993/1994 was separate generation since 1995 got the newer computer, electronic speedo, and full computer controlled trans 4R automatics

But I use this as common break down: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_R...(North_America)

Or "they" could mean the promised resurrection of the Ranger name in North America by building the Ranger T6 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger_(T6)

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