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  • Give them a few years, and let them work out the bugs on the car before buying. Then you'll enjoy the newest stylings, and less problems. Ford cars and Ford Dealership service ARE TWO SEPARATE ENTITIES. If you goto a McDonalds, and they food tas…
  • Here's a link that contains many complaints, of which quite a few are for Sludge in Toyota engines. http://www.thecomplaintstation.com/t/toyota_toc.htm I remember reading one page where one lady's engine was diagnosed with sludge at a dealership,…
  • I'm confused, the nissan salespeople are complaining because Ford is offering a rebate on their truck? Rebates are made for selling trucks. Selling more trucks makes the cost to build each truck go down. Is it a 1 to 1 ratio between the cost of re…
  • Bed extenders are great for golf clubs or groceries, but bad for cargo large cargo, like 4 wheelers, or sofas. The specs don't look too bad on the Titan, but we'll see what she'll do in the real world. Or basically if Oklahoma/Texas accepts it as th…
  • Oh great, the fast food and discount supermarket references. Next you'll be saying the import manufacturers only sell X amount of vehicles, because that's all they want to make. (That's what the Tundra guys have been saying). What about DVD's at W…
  • "Just to go a little further, Ford actually had the 2nd worst increase of full size truck sales in January." 2nd worst increase in sales? How is this bad if you already sell the most trucks? Might want to review the nature of statistics. Ford 9.6…
  • That 2.3l four cylinder was a stout motor. It wasn't a huge performer, but it got great gas milage and had great reliability. I took one over 140,000 miles and never had the valve cover off. The tempo was OHV while the 2.3l found in mustangs, ranger…
  • So F-150 vs Titan? or Motown vs. Ford?
  • You can't post copywrited material.
  • What I'm saying is Ford isn't just treading water, it's actually on a rebound. Just take a look at it's financials, and at all the great vehicles out and on the way. I know we are Americans, and the USA is a big market, but you have to think and loo…
  • "The F-150 is the only reason Ford can barely keep their head above water. " That's innacurate. What facts back that up? Don't forget about the Mustang, Focus, Mondeo, and Escape. (just to name a few) Not to mention Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Range …
  • "And fortunately, wise consumers are not falling for it. I won't be surprised if Toyota becomes the # 1 automobile company within 10 years. Ford is just a one horse show. And no, Toyota quality is not slipping." Guess what [insert foregin car compa…
  • If you look at trucks that are actually worked on a farm or ranch, 5 years can take it's toll. Besides what is wrong with a 3-5 year metric? You would prefer 10 or 15 year old trucks? Would that be a more worthwhile examination of quality to see how…
  • Want to know what owners really think about their trucks? Subscribe to various enthusiast web sites out there dedicated to the particular vehicles. Nothing is more true that hearing it from the owners themselves, instead of arguing over 0-60 from a …
  • Update to post 566 midnight_stang Dec 22, 2002 11:30pm It seemed on my 3.0l manual ranger, when I tried shifting from 1st to 2nd, the stick would hit a lockout right in the middle of shifting gears. It seems the linkage was just not broken in. It …
  • You local auto parts store, like Pep Boys or Autozone. They should carry it. http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/Wind_and_Rain_Deflectors.htm
  • I would have the truck brought into the dealership, and have them pull the codes to see why. Removing the engine check light bulb is not a good idea.
  • In my '03 Ranger 3.0l 5 speed (man). It is more noticable when the truck is still warming up, but it seems present all the time. I believe it is either the synchronizers or perhaps the lockout mechanism to prevent an accidental 3-2 shift while accel…
  • Clean out the throttle body, replace PCV Valve, and definitely run some injector cleaner into the vehicle. At your milage I would recommend some zMax too, as you should see a serious amount of improvement in smoothness and power.
  • Park / Reverse / Neutral / Overdrive / Drive / 2 / 1. Actually I never even look, I just put it into gear. In the morning I put it one back from Park, and back out of the parking spot. Then two more back, and it's into overdrive/auto. If I miss, I'…
  • You better not look at the clips that hold on your fuel filter, 107main. They are fairly cheap but are still buggers to get off, easily breaking or bending them. I'm sorry if I sound a bit skeptical, it's just after you drive a car for a few years…
  • But they are right. That's why extended warranties exists, and are worth every penny. That is a very rare, if not unique problem with your vehicle. If the problem was with the truck, there would be a recall, which would fix the item for free, like t…
  • Most autoparts stores will either sell or even loan you a code tool that will allow you to pull codes from your computer, and even reset them. That will tell you which sensor is tripping the light.
  • I am interested in the latest word about the 2005 Mustang, and all I read is people wanting the base model front and rear fascia, the spoiler as a delete option, and something about the old GTO and cars made in america.
  • I guess you will take your time on your next purchase, right?
  • The new 2.3l is a redesign of the old 2.3/2.5l. The new engine gets 4 valves per cylinder, and I believe an all aluminum construction. My old 1993 2.3l had over 142,000 miles on it, and was still getting over 21 MPG in the city. The new one should…
  • http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/powerstroke6.html http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/powerstroke_torque.html http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/stories/2003shootout/page1.html
  • Just answered you in the other Ford Ranger forum... midnight_stang "Ford Ranger Problems" Aug 25, 2003 5:41pm
  • You have the guage and instruments under the dash, the condensor infront of the radiator, the compressor that runs off the crank, lines that go into the dash, blower motors, freon, etc. 1700 probably also includes the labor to install.
  • tadaoh, if only you knew how close you are! Also, here are some links that may help you on your quest for information: http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/2005/honda/preview.html http://www.esquirehonda.com/pdfs/hondatruck.pdf
  • You're right. From what I have seen, no manual in the 2004 F-150. They do have 2 different 4 speed automatics, however.
  • Let's get a hand count on those who care about shock placement on the F-150 and if I ever disagreed with Pluto. Who has the official scoreboard? Honestly I do not recall anything but you going on and on about the shock absorbers mounting points th…
  • As discussed before, how can anything be best because it is the best selling? That is reversing cause and effect. The correct order would be "Ford makes great trucks, thus they are the best selling." It'll always sound wrong or be confusing, if sta…
  • Ford did a great job with the redesign. Looks like an awesome truck to me. unless you were trying to stir up old arguments where you were bashing the Ranger for shock mounts that hung below the axle. You called it a serious flaw, and the rest of us…
  • But scorp, at least the Ranger didn't receive the lowest rollover rating...
  • rlafaver, they are putting limited slips on Tacomas now? I thought they just offered a locker with the TRD?
  • Last I checked the 4x4 Rangers had a 2 star roll over rating too. But hey, that doesn't matter since the "Tacoma got the worst rating in the test" hehe. I could be in marketing.
  • I hear you saddaddy, everytime the girlfriend gets into my truck all I hear is "I should have gotten a extended cab". I personally am fine with the regular cab, even if the subwoofer box makes things a little tight. But one thing I don't understand,…
  • That will be nice if I average 6-7,000 miles a year, but sadly I am building a home that will be finished Dec/Jan and is about 30 minutes farther away from my work. Fine by me, I was getting tired of doing oil changes by the 3 month interval instead…
  • It was a V6, extended cab, but he drove it like an jerk and deserved it. One of those guys who pass you 100 feet before the stoplight only to cut in front of you so he doesn't have to be behind anyone. If he was in such a hurry, he sure did take off…