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2002 ford ranger extra cab. 2 wheel drive. the problem is

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2002 ford ranger extra cab. *****
JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?
Customer: the problem is with the front suspension. When driving over 45 mph, it feels as though the front tires are bouncing. Air pressure is fine as well as alignment. At highway speeds, the steering wheel also vibrates with the bouncing.
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't done anything yet. I purchased the vehicle used from my company. They only said it needed a new set of front shocks. Of course a 2002 ranger has springs not shocks in front.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

Hi Im David, what engine do you have?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
3.0 liter 6cyl. Automatic
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Prefer text
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

me too. i didnt offer the call. the site does that automatically. sorry

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Could there be a recall that I don't know about?
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

let me have the vin

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

and you do have front shocks

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I don't like giving that sort of info over the internet. I know the vehicle isn't a salvage or been in any accidents beyond bumps. I purchased it from a company I partially own.
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

then i cant tell you if there are open recalls.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Well then aside from recalls, what can be done to deal with this suspension issue.
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

replace the shocks up front.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The springs and struts? There are no shock absorbers on this truck.
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

you may also want to go with stronger coil springs

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is there a steering dampener on this year ranger?
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

there are shocks on your truck. there are NO struts.

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

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