buying a bronco?

Asked by Apr 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM about the Ford Bronco II

Question type: General

im thinking about buying a 89 bronco 2 with the 2.9 in it. any info on how dependable they are? its just
going to be a trail rig but i dont want anything under powered or something thats gonna break all the
time.

3 Answers

3,715

we use an 87 ford ranger with a 2.6 in it, and it is a pretty dependable little truck, it has power too. the only problem i could think of is the touch drive 4x4, ours has that, and i dont know what happened, but the 4x4 light wont turn on, and wont let us just lock in the hubs...

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
92,825

I did own one of these, the engine is not that powerful, so don't go crazy with it, it also has some valve train problems as the mileage gets up there, biggest problem were the valve covers leaking oil, the gaskets would only last about a year and a half before they would start leaking, tried high heat cork, silicone rubber, even tried factory gaskets, nothing would last. Also the autoshift motor for the transfer case stuck and had to be replaced, but they told me that that is a common problem. But it never quit running, I never had any ignition or fuel trouble with it. It always started and ran. I do believe that good maintenance kept it alive. Sold it last year with 189000 on it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I just broke 300,000 miles on my '90 Bronco II :- ) I put in a Jasper rebuilt engine in it at 176,000 and have used Amsoil synthetic (the first and only REAL 100% synthetic oil) after a few thousand. Runs like a champ. Put Amsoil products in the transmission and differential and use the PI fuel cleaner. Worth every penny. Any vehicle will last if you do regular maintenance of ALL components with quality products.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Where's the fuel gage on a 1986 ford bronco II 2 answers

    I'm buying a bronco 2 and I can't see the fuel gage in the pics

    1986 Ford Bronco II XLT

    -

    General

  • Anyone have any idea the approx. length of the cargo area w/ the rear seat removed? 2 answers

    I'm looking to buy a used Bronco II for off-roading/camping but I'm 6'2" and want to make sure I can sleep in the back comfortably.

    1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 4WD

    -

    General

  • what is the gas mileage on 89 bronco II 3 answers

    what is the gas mileage on a bronco II in town & on hwy.

    1989 Ford Bronco II

    -

    General

  • bronco ii 1 answer

    in a 1988 ford bronco ii does the parking brake disengage itself when put in drive

    1988 Ford Bronco II

    -

    General

  • Cab Visor 1 answer

    Hello I'm looking for a 89" ford Bronco II cab Visor and haven't been able to find one anywhere. I'm up for suggestions on where and if I'm buying from a private party how to not get ripped off. Thank...

    1989 Ford Bronco II

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Bronco II

Looking for a Used Bronco II in your area?

CarGurus has 25 nationwide Bronco II listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Bronco II Questions

Ford Bronco II Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 580
#2 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 230
#3 Colin Rivet
Colin Rivet
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Bronco
196 listings
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Ranger
196 Great Deals out of 5,805 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford Mustang
470 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
945 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
119 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Jeep Cherokee
459 Great Deals out of 52,444 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Blazer
4 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $1,255
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
547 Great Deals out of 29,234 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
19 Great Deals out of 1,120 listings starting at $3,700
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,345 listings starting at $1,395

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.