pretty sure the first digit will be skewed a little bit, as in XY,YYY the X will not line up like the restI am looking at a bronco that is being advertised with 72k Original Miles. Is there any way to tell if that is true? Or a way to tell if the Odometer has been flipped?
me 2oh i beg to differ :goodfinge
My '93 Ranger was lined up fine and it was on it's third time around.pretty sure the first digit will be skewed a little bit, as in XY,YYY the X will not line up like the rest
dont quote me on that though
pre 92 is only 5 digit. If you want to know the miles get a carfax or autocheck, that will give you around how many miles it should have. only way a 92+ can be lowered is if someone swaps in in a new one.
No idea about Bronco and Exploders, but my '93 Ranger had a 5-digit odometer.me 2
on a side not , a 93-94 exploder has the 85mph speedo, and the extra digit. and i know the tacs are swappable from the v8 ranger crowd from a 87-91bronco, so i might grab an exploder speedo eventually for my 88 to give it that extra digit since according to carfax mine has rolled over twice:thumbup
^^^^^^^ That's the best way. Check for wear and tear and also any replaced parts.ONLY way that i know of is to look at the Brake pedal and clutch pedal to see if they are worn or have been replaced. The other is to just look at the wear on the steering wheel, paint rub off and such, seats how bad they are crushed down. This will give you a GUESS as to the life the truck had.
The one we just got has 87,000 on the clock and EVERYTHING that should show wear has the correct amount of it. :beer
yep, I'll third that notion... i've seen lots of cars with under 100k (legit) but were seriously screwed because they weren't used enough. My grandmother has a 1994 mercury topaz (yeah, I know...) with 38,000 miles on it and it is in need of all kinds of stuff because it has sat for many many months at a time without being used.^this
x4yep, I'll third that notion...
x2 Even if the ASE Monkey is a real good mechanic for himself, he'sMy bronco has 250k on it and since I've worked on it all myself and
not let any ASE monkey touch it the thing is as good as it was new.
x2 Even if the ASE Monkey is a real good mechanic for himself, he's
not getting paid by the hour while working for -you- he gets paid by
the job, so he's going as ---fast--- as he can!
So you're paying him to do fast work, not good work, so don't be
surprised if it ain't the way you'd do it yourself with plenty of time.
This is ASSuming he knows what he's doing and likes his job both.
One of those missing? :/
But try to keep in mind he's prob'ly doing the best he can with what
he's got to work with.
Alvin in AZ