by coltay69 on Feb 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB
I bought the truck in june of 2011. It was a decent looking truck , i have put brakes,tires,shocks,fuel pump,sending unit. timing belt,cam shaft seal,cam seal,rear main seal, oil pan seal, valve cover seal, water pump,all dashboard lights,AC asymbaly line, still has leak somewhere in AC, door switch due to inside light stayed on, new battery,new cataylac converter, i have put so many parts on this truck, its cost me over 17,00 in parts alone. Friend did work, when will it end. I know i am forgetting many parts. when is it going to stop, suspension on truck is horrid. front end jumps when hits small anything in road, nothing wrong with it. its the way it was built,now needs window regula
by vand on Sep 20, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB
I bought this truck in 2001 with 60K on it.
It was an excellent, excellent truck.
I replaced the alternator around 100K and did normal maintenence on it other than that.
It started up every time, fun to drive (although the rear-wheel drive could be a little tricky if the roads were slick), used and abused it.
The light bulbs behind the display went out slowly over the years--no big deal.
I loaded all kinds of things in this truck over the years.
It got great gas mileage.
I had owned it for 10 years and put 90K on it when I was rear-ended and the truck was totalled.
It could have been a much more serious accident, but the solid construction of this little truck saved me.
Ford introduces its brand-new five-speed automatic transmission to the 1997 Ford Ranger lineup. Available with the V6 engines, the five-speed automatic is designed to improve the Ranger's acceleration, towing and hill-climbing ability.