Mechanics

ADVICE ABOUT TRUCK WITH 40K AND 5 YS OLD

2006 Ford Ranger • 4 cylinder 4WD Automatic • 40,010 miles

What are the 5 best replacements or best spent money on my paid in full 5 yr old Ford Ranger in excellent condition? I want to see this truck last a long time. Yes I love my 72 Karmin Convertible Bug. Here name is Cutie Judy and yes she was owned by a little old school teacher.


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Imubiquity
February 9, 2011.



I SORTA DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.

IF YOU MEAN. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IMPROVE OR BETTER MY TRUCK

IF YOU JUST BOUGHT IT. REGARDLESS WHAT ANYONE SAID.I PERSONALLY WOULD CHANGE EVERY FLUID AND FILTER IN THE TRUCK/ SORTA A FRESH START. CAUSE YOU REALLY HAVE NO REAL IDEA WHAT THE PAST HISTORY WAS.I MEAN EVERY FLUID, FRONT TO REAR!

I WOULD ALSO GET A "PAPER REPAIR MANUAL" READ THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SECTION. IMPLEMENT ALL MAINTENANCE SUGGESTED TO THIS MILEAGE OR TIME FRAME

KEEP THE MANUAL IN YOUR TRUCK FOR EMERGENCIES--ALONG WITH A MINIMAL TOOL KIT--WARM COAT--GLOVES AND A GALLON OF DRINKING WATER!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 9, 2011.
This is my own truck, purchased new. I am the only owner, change oil with synthetic every 3500 and always checking fluids and have a K&N air filter plus updated the chip with the super booster. My question is confusing because I am not a mechanic and am separated from my husband who is Ford certified. I want to know if this is when I should change tires (get them rotated every 10K miles) have exhaust upgraded or modified for more airflow and torque, or if I should just leave as is? I have the book and Ford will not touch this truck. I will do it myself to learn what is done whether it is right or wrong. I just wanted to know if there was a guideline at 5 yrs. This is my first vehicle I have kept and now own in full so I want to do it right. This truck may have to last me forever, if you know what I mean.


Tiny
Imubiquity
Feb 27, 2011.
Nice Truck!

I wondered where you went!

Unless you are doing something special, I'd leave that puppy original!

I differ in views on the tire changing thing. On mine, they are 2 wheel drive like yours, what really wears out in "Normal Driving", is the front wheels 1st (they turn, the rear ones just travel straight all of the time). Rotating means, all 4 get the same wear, as the front ones do most of the destruction, then. Wah-Lah! You buy 4 tires

I run the front tires, until they are bad, then I JUST buy 2 tires!

I generally go thru 2 front sets, before I need the rear.'Course I buy a tire style and brand, that are common and I can match back to my rear tires.

Change fluids by the book (on time) If you get a "Check Engine Light", you can get the codes tested FOR FREE, at Autozone Or Advance Auto.

I'm mainly "In Tune" with older Jeeps. But I keep up with family and friends rigs too.

I have been separated from X-Wife (other words come to mind, I'm being nice on this Site) for 17 years (I'm married now), 1st one had nothing to do with "Jeep", But she is "Certifiable"!

I've had nothing but CJs since I began driving in 1981.7 total, 2 now!

1977 CJ 5, 258 6 Cyl."Mr Jeep" Pal since 19911946 Willys L-134 4 Cyl."WILLY" Buddy since 1992

Both have been almost been totally rebuilt, over the years. By Myself!

Your Turn

The Medic


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 27, 2011.