1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L from North America
A truck that has had nothing but problems.
I have had to replace a lot of things on this 1998 ext. cab 4x4.
To start with I had to get the ball joints replaced. They wore out at 55,000.
That was very costly. The next thing was a front wheel bearing. It went out around 65,000. It was also expensive because it was a sealed.
The water pump has just went out at 73,000. These are the problems made it where I could not drive it.
For the other problems that I just live with.
Sometimes I turn on the A/C I hear this bad grinding noise, then it goes away.
I also have problems with the lights on the cruise control working. Sometimes they work and then they don't.
The switch for the power windows on the drivers side works sometimes.
The mass air censor went out so my check engine is on.
The 4x4 high works every time, but it will not lock into 4x4 low since 54,000. I have no clue why it does that.
I bought this truck when I was 18. In the three years I have had this truck it has been nothing, but a pain. I hate this truck. I will never again buy a ranger.
The only thing on the truck that has impressed me is the receiver hitch. I have pulled out several trucks with it. I have put it to the test pulling the trucks out and it did not break. If you buy a ranger take off the receiver hitch and get the rest of the truck crushed. You will thank me later.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th June, 2004
5th Jul 2004, 20:50
I have a 98 ranger 4.0 ext. cab 4x4 and now have 145,000 miles on it and have virtually not replaced a damn thing... it just keeps going and going like the energizer bunny or something...I don't know, but I have hauled a ton of wood...gravel...topsoil...and stuff from moving 3 times... sooooo I deem to correct you sir;rangers do last and I guess you got the fri. or sat. job!!! SORRY TO HEAR THAT!!!