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Old 09-07-2011
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Rangerless Newbie here

Hello All, Just signed up, I'm looking into buying a used Ranger 2001 or newer, I've been a Ford man my entire life, Up until now all F-series, My current truck is a 97 F-350 CC 4X4 Powerstroke, that I tow my RV with and I need a smaller truck for the wife to drive to tow/haul our ATV's Trying to find info on what problems to look for and which engine to get. Thanks in advance. Gruss
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For as much as I will back up the 3.0, I would get a 4.0.
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Can't go wrong with the 4.0L... just skip the 01/02's and get '03 or newer. I think that's when the timing chain issues were figured out!
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And welcome to the site!
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Thanks for the Welcomes, I've been leaning towards a 4.0, I'm a proponent of bigger is better.
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Welcome to RF!!

And yeah, I would say go or the 4.0 SOHC. Good stuff.
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Welcome. Avoid the 01-02 4.0 like the bubonic plague! nice little timing chain issue that when it goes, its takes the whole engine with it.
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Hey Gruss, welcome to Ranger-Forums.com

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Welcome, hope you can find a good deal soon. Post pics when ready !
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I found my truck. I put money down on it today. SUPER clean. Hopefully pick it up this week.
2003 ranger xcab xlt 4x4 auto air 4.0 clean no rust 102k miles

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That ad you linked to is deleted.
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Fixed it
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That is a good looking truck. Clean too.
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Nice truck.
Lookin forward to seein you on the 4.0 section!
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thanks, I'm sure I'll be around, Lots of new things to learn. It's been 14 years since I've owned a gasoline powered truck.
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WooHoo going tomorrow to pick it up. I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. lol
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Nice looking truck!
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Old 11-02-2011
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Thanks everyone
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Nice truck man, just curious whacha pay for the 03?
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I got it for $7900
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nice truck and welcome from york
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All Cleaned up.
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i love that color on rangers...mines the same color lol
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