1986 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L V6 from North America
Great truck, besides the lifters making noise
Exhaust is factory and rusted out bad. Ticking from valve covers (probably lifters or rocker arms).
Occasionally the windshield wipers will stay on when I try to turn them off. Temp gauge stays on hot even if the engine is normal.
I love this truck. It is very dependable. Not great on the interstate, but perfect for work or city driving. I would definitely buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th October, 2010
28th Oct 2010, 22:00
Mine ticks all the time too. Lifters or rocker arms. Apparently they are notorious for this. I just use some Motor Honey and it helps to quiet it down.
12th Feb 2014, 10:34
I have a 86 Ranger with the 2.9 lt 5 speed manual. It runs really good. I have not had any problems with it. I love it, and would buy another one.