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Old 11-07-2010
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Oh thanks for sharing that, I'll log into alldata.com at the shop and see what TSB's I can find.
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By the way guys awesome truck for having 245,000 miles. Someone must have rebuilt this before! It's not getting quite as great gas mileage as I expected so I'll checking into some sensors after I run a little seafoam through the injectors and brake booster. But I'm very happy with it and after I replace the upper/lower ball joints it should be day-to-day dependable for a while. Pictures coming soon, but first I have to fix the little hole in the roof where they installed a CB antenna....:(
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whats it getting for miles?

as for the hole in the roof ... might as well put in another cb ... they come in handy
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whats it getting for miles?

as for the hole in the roof ... might as well put in another cb ... they come in handy
I just plugged it.
And I was keeping up with my mileage but the odometer quit turning.
Found a service bulletin on it but I'll mess with it later cause these balljoints are shot. I just had a freakin blast doing the uppers on both sides, it's time for the lower ball joints tomorrow.
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yeah, good luck welding up some new hangers. that's easier said than done. as for the tranny, I think the manual ones take some sort of heavy weight gear oil, but don't quote me on it.
Ford recommends Automatic Transmission Fluid. But what I drained out was a mystery.
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Welding spring hangars? What are you talking about? They are bolted on. You will need to cut off the old ones though. When go get some new ones at autozone from Dorman for 15 a piece. Bolt them on. Good to go. The worst part is get the leaf spring bolt out.

How to change the spring shackle and hanger on your Ford Ranger
My mistake, I didn't know what I would be dealing with when I looked under this truck I've never owned before and somebody said that it was common and expensive to replace, but thanks for the info.
Luckily it's southern and there's not a spot of rust underneath it except for the muffler but who cares about that.
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i'll never buy another rust belt truck again
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I wouldn't blame you sir
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Finally got pictures up of the truck! It's a tough little thing. But question-anyone know what that module is that I'm holding in my hand? Found it dangling near my exhaust manifold. I don't like it.
Anyways, tell me what you think.
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where is you serpentine belt lol
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where is you serpentine belt lol
He was probably in the process of putting a new one on.
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where is you serpentine belt lol
OH YEAH haha it's not on the a/c compressor. It locked up on the guy I purchased the truck from so he bypassed it with a shorter belt. And of course I haven't fixed the air yet cause it's cold in Memphis right now and the heat works fantastic.
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OH YEAH haha it's not on the a/c compressor. It locked up on the guy I purchased the truck from so he bypassed it with a shorter belt. And of course I haven't fixed the air yet cause it's cold in Memphis right now and the heat works fantastic.
yeah that's what i figured
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