need advice before I buy

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by RANGER.RICK, Nov 24, 2012.


    RANGER.RICK New Member

    I need some feed back about some issues I found while looking at a Ranger today that I am considering buying.

    The truck I am looking at is a 99 Ranger XLT Sport, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4X4, fleet side.

    When I shifted the truck into 4Lo the Transfer case seem to make a rubbing sound. The best I can describe it would be sound paper on wood, constantly though, and only audible when the truck is moving. That was driving on a snow covered gravel driveway. Normal for these cases?

    This is the only thing that really concerns me about this truck. Looks like maybe a small power steering leak. I front turn signal with some moisture in it. And some rockers that need some touch ups.

    For the past four years I have been driving a 98 Silverado 4X4. So I am not a total 4X4 newbie.
  2. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    is it more off like a whining noise? like what speed does it start? mine makes a noise and its normal

    RANGER.RICK New Member

    It starts once you start getting over 5mph, and just gets louder the faster you go. Its not really whining, more like a hissing noise.
  4. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    i'll go and put mine in 4 low and see if it is a hissing i know it makes noise and its normal. its the low gears turning i believe

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