need advice before I buy

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by RANGER.RICK, Nov 24, 2012.


    RANGER.RICK New Member

    I need some feed back about some issues I found while looking at a Ranger today that I am considering buying.

    The truck I am looking at is a 99 Ranger XLT Sport, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4X4, fleet side.

    When I shifted the truck into 4Lo the Transfer case seem to make a rubbing sound. The best I can describe it would be sound paper on wood, constantly though, and only audible when the truck is moving. That was driving on a snow covered gravel driveway. Normal for these cases?

    This is the only thing that really concerns me about this truck. Looks like maybe a small power steering leak. I front turn signal with some moisture in it. And some rockers that need some touch ups.

    For the past four years I have been driving a 98 Silverado 4X4. So I am not a total 4X4 newbie.
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  3. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    is it more off like a whining noise? like what speed does it start? mine makes a noise and its normal
  4. OP

    RANGER.RICK New Member

    It starts once you start getting over 5mph, and just gets louder the faster you go. Its not really whining, more like a hissing noise.
  5. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    i'll go and put mine in 4 low and see if it is a hissing i know it makes noise and its normal. its the low gears turning i believe

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