Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by 04.Ranger.Guy, May 8, 2009.

  1. 04.Ranger.Guy

    04.Ranger.Guy New Member

    I just bought a 2004 Ranger 4x4, 2 door supercab, 4.0L. with 45,000 miles on it. This is my first truck and I really love it. Its a perfect compromise of power and fuel economy plus I heard that if you treat rangers right they will last forever. Besides for the basic maintanence like oil and filter changes what else do you recommend to with a ranger to get it rolling like new?
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  3. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    Welcome to the site! Glad you found us.
  4. Teamexploder

    Teamexploder Explorer Member

    Welcome To The Ranger Scene, they are great little trucks that will want to go on forever if you treat'em right there are many out there with well over 200k miles on them. They're also good 4wheeling with too. Don't know where you're from what your environment is like but since you just got it, I would check your air filter and have your transmission fluid and filter changed at 80k miles (assuming its automatic). If you plan on doing any kind of towing with it and its automatic install an auxiliary transmission cooler.
  5. aridranger03

    aridranger03 New Member

    Rangers are easily the longest lasting small trucks on the road today (and the best looking!) Just always keep your oil and oil filter changed, air filter, and fuel filter changed at regular intervals. It wouldn't hurt to pull out a spark plug or two and see how dirty they are. With proper care these trucks will last a lifetime!:thumbsup:
  6. Rangerak

    Rangerak New Member

    Pick yourself up a Chilton's or Haynes manual for your truck. There is a section in both that covers tune up and servicing intervals. Types of fluids to use and when to use them, lube points, inspection schedules for brakes and such. Keep up with the basics and your truck will last you a long time.

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