Hello my name is david and I have new to me rangie. A 2002 HSE with about 78k on the clock, I have rescued it from certain doom and now it needs to be resurected to it's former glory.
I bought it as a repo for a song but it needs lots of work. its sitting on the bumpstops, the abs light is on, traction control problem comes on the info display, testbook! is lit up on the HVAC, it wont blow warm air and the RH floor mat is wet, I'm guessing heater core/ o-rings. bank had it looked at and the shop said it needs a water pump, rear transmission seal. The shift knob has been replaced with some ricer aluminum handle. And it needs a really good detail job quite badly.
I have four months until my lease is up on my current truck, so the Rangie is in my garage for a while to get everything sorted out in one shot. We'll see how that works out.
My goal is to make it my daily driver and be reliable as it can be for the next 5 yrs or so. It's going to get a thorough going over and replacement of worn or suspect parts. I will tryto be be as frugal as possible with out being a cheap. I owned a 2000 DII for 4 yrs so I am familiar with LR in general but I know very little about the specifics of the RR. Should be fun times! Wish me luck.
Last night, first repair. Replaced a missing bolt in the RH tailgate latch so it closes properly.
got it up on jackstands and wheels off to have a good look underneath. nice and clean, minimal rust.
Both front airbags are completely seperated from the upper piece. thats not supposed to happen is it? I have seen where you can buy just the bladder for repairs but i would think its got to be all one sealed or glued or crimped or somehow attached piece. Other wise if you lifted a wheel it would just blow all the air out and thats probably not good. also it has been sitting for at least a few months if not longer on the bumpstops and both rear airbags look like they have been folded in half and crushed for that time, probly not good either.