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Icon11 So the 253K mile 99 ranger has met it's replacement :(

Well as most of you know I have had a VERY reliable little 99 ranger 3.0L 5 speed with almost 253K miles now. I have loved this truck and never had a single issue with it but now it has come time to pass it along to it's new owner :( I believe that my buddy is going to buy it and I know he will take care of it. I had so many plans for the 99 including repainting it silver, lifting it, and then I worried about not having enough power with the 3.0 and also I have always wanted 4 doors so after looking at two different trucks in 2 days, one in Omaha Nebraska and the other in Tulsa Oklahoma and 900 miles later I have this 2001 4 door, 5 speed 4.0 4x4. I have already swapped my wheels and tires from the 99 onto it as well as the HID's and radio. It is SUPER clean inside and out. The only issue with it is that the power steering reservoir seems to be leaking at a decent rate. I need to get it fixed soon. Does anyone know if I can just get the reservoir that sits on the side of the power steering pump? Anyone else had this issue with their SOHC? Also the previous owner cranked the T-bars ALL the way up so it rides like CRAP!!!! I am thinking if I superlift it that all that stuff has to be removed anyway so upon putting it back together I imagine it can be set back to factory specs to be smoother? Does anyone know if this is a correct assumption? Other than that I love this truck! What do you guys think?



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at least your replaced it with another ranger. make this truck as nice as your old one man.
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Nice looking truck
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very nice ride!

a superlift and putting the torsion bars down to a normal height will make the ride be much better.

as for the power steering leak id check the hose on the bottom side, towards the back of the reservoir it might be cracked?
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You did good!
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Thats a nice trade up.
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Looks good. I wish mine was 4 door!
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Thanks guys! And thanks Zach I'll check it. Can I get just that hose at the auto parts store? What about the reservoir?
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Id guess they are dealer only items. www.tascaparts.com may have it.
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23 for the tank
18 for the return line. not horrible

this might work

http://www.tascaparts.com/partlocato...layCatalogid=0
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Damn fine truck man!
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Nice find the 01 had timming chain rattle and slave problems, how many miles on it? Need some head lights (black ones would look sick) and fogs.
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Sweet thanks again Zach!

And it has 119k on it. Black headlights and corners are getting ordered tonight
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awesome replacement! going to turn into a sweet truck I'm sure
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Thanks Andy! With time I hope lol. All the cool stuff costs a lot of money :(
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Sweet looking ride . Wish mine had the 4 doors.
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Love the new truck... it looks great!!! Silver FTW!
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is your passenger side fog broken? either way, great looking truck.
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Nice truck. Just back out the bolts for the t-bars a little bit to bring it down and the ride would probably get a little bit better.
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Thanks for the compliments everyone!!!

Zach, I looked on that site but I am not sure what I need. I dunno what it's called. The hose that goes out from the bottom of the reservoir but that site says there is a return tube, return hose, reservoir hose, etc etc so I dunno which one it is! Lol. Do you think I should get the tank too and replace both at the same time?

Morris, yes they were both broken out untill today. I replaced them both this afternoon lol.

Tyler, can that be done safely? I thought it was unsafe to back them out once they have been turned in? Anyone know if I can un-crank the T-bars without the bolts eventually backing out or anything bad happening? Cause the ride in this truck is KILLING me lol.
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Thanks for the compliments everyone!!!

Zach, I looked on that site but I am not sure what I need. I dunno what it's called. The hose that goes out from the bottom of the reservoir but that site says there is a return tube, return hose, reservoir hose, etc etc so I dunno which one it is! Lol. Do you think I should get the tank too and replace both at the same time?

Morris, yes they were both broken out untill today. I replaced them both this afternoon lol.

Tyler, can that be done safely? I thought it was unsafe to back them out once they have been turned in? Anyone know if I can un-crank the T-bars without the bolts eventually backing out or anything bad happening? Cause the ride in this truck is KILLING me lol.
You can back them out. Just go a couple threads more then you plan on them being and throw some locktite on them. What shocks does it have on there? That can make a big difference too. Get some billsteins they are well worth the money!! They give the truck a nice ride, but handles great offroad.
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Thanks for the compliments everyone!!!

Zach, I looked on that site but I am not sure what I need. I dunno what it's called. The hose that goes out from the bottom of the reservoir but that site says there is a return tube, return hose, reservoir hose, etc etc so I dunno which one it is! Lol. Do you think I should get the tank too and replace both at the same time?

Morris, yes they were both broken out untill today. I replaced them both this afternoon lol.

Tyler, can that be done safely? I thought it was unsafe to back them out once they have been turned in? Anyone know if I can un-crank the T-bars without the bolts eventually backing out or anything bad happening? Cause the ride in this truck is KILLING me lol.

I am pretty sure you would want the return hose. But I dont remember for sure. Best bet would be to get in there with a 10mm wrench and pull that reservoir out! that will give you good insight on what to replace.

Tasca is awesome. Id order from them. Actually I have. lol


You can de crank those bars if you would like. You more than likely will not need loctite as they will be hard enough to turn as is. Adjust the bolts with the front end off of the ground. Makes it a bit easier.
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Mike and Zach, thank you for that info!!! I was worried about cranking them back down but I know you guys know what you're doing so I will have to do this. The ride is worse than anything I have ever been in! lol. Thanks a ton for the info guys!!!
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Nice, wish I had 4 doors. Time to update your signature
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