2nd Dec 2008, 20:43

My 99 2.5 liter manual just rolled over 200k. Bought it new with 4 miles on it. I've done oil changes, 3 sets of Michelin tires (Firestones are junk) helper springs, timing belt, rebuilt the rear, and brakes.

Getting ready for 2nd tune up - wipers come on every once in a while, dash lights quit 50k ago. Best truck on the road,

21st Feb 2009, 08:22

I own a 1999 Mazda B2500 4 cylinder 2wd (ranger) with 130000 miles on it. I have owned this vehicle since I bought it new in 1999 and adhered to the maintainance schedule with no problem other than the rack and pinion steering (130.00) which broke at 75000 miles. I love this truck and would recommend it to anyone looking for a light duty truck.

4th Dec 2009, 16:24

My 99 Ranger light pickup 85k miles. I wonder if it has a "timing belt" and need to replace or not? In the user manual and maintenance manual they do not mention the term "timing belt".

Any comments? Thanks.

5th Dec 2009, 14:26

If your Ranger has a 4, then it has a rubber timing belt that should be changed at about 60 miles. I've run over 100,000 miles without replacing one, because generally domestics will go much further than comparable imports before the belt breaks. However, I'd guess that at 85,000 miles yours HAS NOT been replaced. Replacing them on a Ranger is super simple. I did one on mine and it took less than two hours and cost me about $20 for the belt. Rangers are very easy and inexpensive to maintain. Hope you enjoy yours. I've had 4. Never a problem with any of them.

6th Jul 2010, 11:49

99 ranger 2.5L 4x2 @ 139,000: It's been beaten up pretty bad and looks worse, but I just got 28 mpg highway.

The alternator went out/replaced @ 135,000 (easy fix with sockets, pliers, and a screwdriver).

I replaced the timing belt/water pump @ 120,000 ($170 at my friendly neighborhood mechanic).

The dome light & wiper problem & rear brake lamp went out @ 70,000 (three screws for the brake light, easy, easy). The air conditioner compressor had issues before the warranty went out, and before I got a hold of it.

The power steering pump sounds like a banshee. I bought a $20 puller at Harbor Freight, and I'm gonna pull the pulley and replace the pump. I assume that you bleed the old toasted fluid out of there. Maybe $50 for a new P/S pump, $30 for new lines?

Good truck though. I like it because you can work on it on the side of the road more easily than a little car.

16th Dec 2011, 08:36

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT extended cab with 200,750 miles on it, and it's still running strong. The truck looks almost new, and runs and drives and rides almost like new. My uncle bought this truck about 10 years ago, with right about 50,000 miles on it, and has taken care of it since.

24th Nov 2013, 02:22

As far as the Ford Ranger not reaching 150,000 miles, it's not true! I have a Ford Ranger 2.5 and have over 210,000 miles on it! I got it when it had 111,000 miles on it, and I never had to change the timing chain or belt on it yet! The truck is running like a baby! Ford builds a good truck! This is my first used truck. I got it in 2006, and I still have it now in 2013-14. I would buy these trucks anytime!

24th Nov 2013, 19:36

My brothers girlfriend has over 325000 k on her 2.3 manual 1997 Ranger. It's still reliable enough for long trips and she has used it for that too. She has no plans of getting rid of it anytime soon either. Ford definitely made this one right!