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I just purchased a ford ranger to drive to college instead of driving my f-150. What should I do to it as far as maintenance is concerned. It is a 97 with the 2.3 and a 5 speed. It has 75,000 miles on it and it looks like everything is stock. I know I am going to change the air filter and possibly the plugs but what else should I replace after this many miles?

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it is a 97, so all those stock parts are pretty old.

i'll just make a list on stuff, not saying that you have to do all, but just things that would generally be a good idea.

air filter
fuel filter
oil filter
change oil
clean maf
clean throttle body
sea-foam
change sparkplugs
sparkplug wires (depending how they look)
could do a coolant flush clean that out a bit.
new synth oil in rear diff

check out tire air pressure
brakes
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it is a 97, so all those stock parts are pretty old.

i'll just make a list on stuff, not saying that you have to do all, but just things that would generally be a good idea.

air filter
fuel filter
oil filter
change oil
clean maf
clean throttle body
sea-foam
change sparkplugs
sparkplug wires (depending how they look)
could do a coolant flush clean that out a bit.
new synth oil in rear diff

check out tire air pressure
brakes
^that. maybe run some Injector cleaner with your next tank.
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sea foam will work better than any injector cleaner.
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I'm really interesed how to sea foam the fuel injectors, can you tell me more about it please.
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thank you very much for your help Vonhanson
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Really should change the spark plugs AFTER you do the sea foam that way too. just so you know.
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okay !
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Thanks for the feedback. I was just mainly wanting to know if there was something specific to rangers that I needed to look for.

Thanks for the advice
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