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Old 05-21-2015
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Young newbie, bought first vehicle I actually care about.

I bought this about six months ago.
I have so much fun in it and want it to last as long as possible but I know only basic things about cars. Basic newbie info on it is it's a 2000 4x4, single cab, seven foot bed, auto, 108k miles with me putting about 50 miles per day. I've changed oil on time, keep eye on fluids, had brakes + bearings inspected and serviced. I pay shops but I want to learn to care for it all myself. I'm 26 and not exactly raking in easy money.

Anyone know where I can get an owner's manual online? Are there any big potential problems I should be vigilant of? I do have access to a fully equipped shop just not access to years of experience

Anyways I'll lurk on and read these forums and try to soak up as much info as I can from you all. Cheers.

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For Owners Manual look here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...1-models-3747/

Nice looking truck, clean.

There are some mileage dependent fluid changes.
O2 sensors tend to get used up around 125K miles, just the front 2, the rear O2 sees cleaner exhaust so double that.

Shift transfer case into 4WD high once a month, don't need to drive just shift it, then shift it back to 2WD.
The electric shift motor brushes can get corroded and when you do need 4WD the motor won't turn, tap on it with a hammer, and it will usually start working again, but if you move the motor once a month it will stay cleaner
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Wow nice tip about the 4wd, that's really important to me in the winter, I'll be sure to do that from now on. Never would have guessed or known, thanks.
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And you CAN drive it in 4WD high or even better 4WD low off road, you know, just to keep it maintained, lol, that is what I tell my wife, "maintenance road trip, gotta keep those parts lubed".
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