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i may get a 03 2.3 auto ranger. it has 145k on it and it seems to run ok. i took it for a drive and it did not appear to have any performance issues. tell me does this engine have the timing belt and if so what is the time to change it out and is the engine an interference engine so if the belt breaks before i get to it engine damage happens? plus does this truck tend to have transmission problems (i ask because the 3.0 i just got tossed out the transmission on a rebuilt one at 189k had to install a new rebuilt one) and how is the 2.3 for durability? do they tend to hold up? i see it has a bit more hp than the s10 so i'm hoping it will pull my 2 wheel trailer better than the s10. what can i expect for gas mileage with this truck average driving i don't race the traffic lights i drive 65 mph . any answers will help me decide. thanks
 
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