1984 Ford Bronco II from North America - Comments

27th Aug 2001, 19:18

Bought my 84 BII brand new. It is now up to 180K and despite a few quirks, it still gets 20 mpg around town. And it's 4wd for the winter. Too bad the state of PA feels the need to recreate the ocean every time a few flakes of snow fall out of the sky. That's what's going to kill this lil' pony.

Yeah the valve covers have leaked and the control module dies every 60-80 thousand miles, but its only left me sitting twice by the side of the road.

Oh, and there was the time the choke pull off failed one really cold winter and the crankcase filled up with gas. but hey, if it was perfect there wouldn't be anything to talk about.

Too bad I don't expect my 94 Explorer to last as long or well as this little trooper. And oh yeah, my son who recently started driving really hates driving this car. Too bad. I bought a 90 BII and it's OK, but not near the car this 84 is.

23rd May 2002, 23:02

Bought my Bronco II about 6 months ago. It's got 179000 km and it runs great. Swore I'd never own a ford truck too.

Anyways, it's definitely a fun truck and I'd definitely recomend it.

15th Jul 2002, 17:48

My dad too just bought a Ford Bronco II. It's a great truck and a good 4x4 too. My dad told me it would be mine when I'm old enough to drive I only need 1 more year. Until then I just can't wait till I take it off road and run it through mud. You should take good care of your truck because it's a great truck.

3rd Dec 2002, 01:58

I Just recently bought an 89 Bronco II with the 2.9 V-6, five speed transmission with 4-w drive. I read a lot of the comments with particular interest in what had to be replaced. I get the impression that hard driving is the main culpert in having to make many repairs.

So far I really like this vehicle. The muffler and tail pipe were rusted out and one bolt was missing on the front end of the rear driveshaft. The others were loose and a little repair eliminated the vibration that started at 55 mph.

Some previous comments alluded to a lack of power and my Bronco really scats with the pedle to the metal. The mileage so far has been around 22 mpg average of city driving with one test run up a local hill in 4-w drive. The turning radius is remarkable and the ride is quite comfortable.

This rig appears to have spent some time being towed behind a motorhome so the chassies mileage is probably higher than the engine mileage. These 4-w drive 5 speeds have an oil pump driven from the rear driveshaft and so the transmission gets lubricated no matter what.

I bought this rig because my 92 Ranger pickup with the 1.8 L engine and five speed transmission didn't have the guts to pull my 16 foot inboard boat up and out of boat launch ramps, much less up a gentle hill on the highway at any reasonable speed.

So far I really like this used 89 Bronco II, and like any used vehicle, I expect to have to make an occasional repair to keep it going. By treating it well, not beating the daylights out of it, I expect it to give me pretty good service.

These comments are different than most, as I have had this vehicle only a couple weeks so far, and these are my first impressions. Time will tell though if my first impressions are correct. It has 113,000 miles on it, doesn't seem to be using oil, is relatively quiet, and feels good on the road.

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30th Dec 2002, 06:43

Hey I have a 84 Bronco II with a 2.8 engine, carburated, 4x4. So far as long as I had my monster it has done a good job on the weather and on how it drives. My Bronco seems to pick up really good, your on at least 45 mph and it feels like your going about 70 some mph its real nice. Its really clean inside and nothing a wrong with the inside or outside, it only has very little rust. The only problems I had when I bought it is that it would staul so many times and all we did is change the rotor, spark plugs, the spark wires, the cap, and that's about it now it sounds like a charm, it has no leaks. My Bronco has only 94,000 km. I use my 84 Bronco II on hunting and any outdoor activities and it goes like you not even in rough stuff in the woods or in a creak. This monster is the best car that I ever had. Its the funniest car like some people said this truck is more reliable than the newer cars and more stronger. Ill say again and again its the best car, please do comments this is a good car.

8th Jan 2003, 05:20

I've had my 87 Bronco II since new. I have put 475.000 miles on it. then a new motor trans. Its still like new inside and out. I have one problem though. I've put all new flywheel clutch,pressure plate and bearing. new starter and all cables and solenoid. I've replaced the starter 20 times. it will start right about three times then sound like its going to explode. then it does nothing. all ford parts and a ton of time and money. I've tried the shim. the 10 tooth starter gear and double checked the flywheel. someone Please help thanks Ted any answers E=mail me atTheofishpaw@aol.com.

25th Mar 2003, 18:36

I bought a 1984 ford bronco 2, I had a friend go over it the only thing wrong with it is the servo cover (7d027) is broke not the problem of ford, but of the previous owner.I have looked high and low for the part no one can get it for me. The transmission is otherwise fine so I don't want to, but the whole thing I only need the one part if any one can help me my email is Trypod02@msn.com.

13th Apr 2003, 05:22

OK I just bought my 84' Bronco II 2.8 5-speed 4x4, it was running great, but then the starter fell off. I replaced it and it fell off again. Now I replaced it again and used a shim and lock nuts. I figured out that the ears of the starter are ripping right off. Does anyone know what the problem is? If you can help me please email me at aaronbjornberg@hotmail.com

Thanks,

Aaron.

18th May 2003, 17:49

My 1984 Bronco II has 106,000 miles on it and it is still running strong. This truck has a certain charm about it. I have owned several trucks and I like this one the best. I only use it to pull my boat in the summer.

It is very comfortable and has lots of pep. It sits a lot during the winter and the gas tank rotted out. I got a new tank online for $119, replaced the windshield and I am off and running again.

I love this little SUV.

13th Oct 2003, 00:03

I just bought my 1984 Bronco II 4x4 about 4 months ago, since it was originally purchased in 84 it has gone through 7 owners not including me. This truck acts like it just came out of the factory. It runs great, has just the right amount of power, and just tears up what ever terrain I throw at it. It is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned.

It has a 3" body lift with 32" Swamper's on it, and man it just goes through anything. I've tried a few times to purposely get it stuck and I only succeeded once when I completely buried it up past the axles with mud. Great vehicle.

After all of the abuse its been through the only problems it has are the couple of rust spots, and right now I have broken the rear drive shaft, talk about tough, for the last 3 weeks I've been driving around with the front wheels locked so it will still go even without the rear shaft!!