I bought this truck 2 years ago.
I knew it needed a slave cylinder just didn't realize it was inside the tranny.
So I had a mechanic buddy do it and replace the clutch and rear main seal while he was at it.
Has run great since.
Only problem is the A/C.
It wasn't working when I got it.
Found a big hole in the condenser and then it worked for a couple days but then sprung a new leak in another line with the new found pressure.
This seems to be a pretty common problem.
Engine runs great for its age.
I see a ton of these on the road
My little 4 cylinder Ranger has moved me from NC to NY and back to NC. Hauled everything from couches (2 at a time) to camping gear to just me with no problems. This pickup is so easy to work with and on that it is a joy to own.
I don't have a favorite feature, they all compliment each other.
Make spark plugs easier to replace. That was my only problem.
Truck has been very good overall. One
problem I have had since new is engine
idles at 1500 rpm or higher for about
5 minutes until temp. guage comes up
to normal operating temp. Took to
dealer 2-3 times while in warranty and
they refused to correct the problem!
Have taken it to independent repair
facility and they have not been able
to fix it either. All of them say it
is sealed up,and no adjustments can be
made. Maybe true, but correct
component could be replaced to fix the
problem. The problem is amplified by
the fact I live on a mountain and
coming down it at half throttle can be
exciting--especially in winter. Hard
on brakes too.