Ford Bronco II XLT
Price: - Item location: Kingwood, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco II
- SubModel: XLT
- Type: SUV
- Trim: XLT
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 138,000
- VIN: 1FMCU12T2KUB48706
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: V6 2.9 Liter
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Ford Bronco II XLTI am selling a 1989 Ford Bronco II that has been a daily in town driver. I think it is important for kids to learn how to drive a manual and my daughter drove this for 2 years to high school which was less than 4 miles away. It only left her stranded once because she left the lights on and since it is a 5 speed manual, he talked some buddies into push starting it and she made it home fine. It is a really fun car to drive and there are not many of these things left. The thing is 26 years old and it is definitely needs routine checking of fluids and stuff. The body isn't perfect, have had it for about 3 years and hate getting rid of it but the boss says I need to.
Recently it started acting up after it warms up, hen you take off it'll act like its missing unless you really press on the accelerator. It'll do this regardless of what gear you are in. When you do press accelerator, t takes off just fine. I tried distributor cap, otor, ires, lugs, nd throttle position sensor and no change. I checked fuel pressure and that seemed good to. It has always idled a little rough but it runs just fine besides the missing issue.
Here are a several of things to consider. I have gotten plenty of offers from friends but not sure that they would have the right expectations of owning an older vehicle like this. I'd rather be up front with everyone.
1. Oil leak - I may have to add about half a quart of oil about once a month, t has a small oil leak but I can't tell where exactly it is. 2. Radiator leak - It has a radiator leak but has never overheated, may add about a half gallon of radiator once a month but it has not been an issue. 3. Fuel leak - The gas tank will leak if it is filled all the way up. I typically wait until it get to about a 1/4 tank and will only add 10 gallons of gas. My best guess is that the fuel pump seal/gasket is leaking but never dropped the tank. Also, et's just say the fuel guage is non-linear. It doesn't seem to begin to measure until half a tank but then seems somewhat accurate.4. Freon leak - The description I said the AC does not work, t has a freon leak but I also have not put too much time into it. The compressor will kick on more so in the winter months. The fan only works on high.5. Rear ABS light indicator stays on. Not sure what is causing that.6. I have gotten a random check engine light but it does not stay on all the time. It has occurred when the idle issue occurs.7. You can see the headboard is coming apart and the dash is cracked.8. The vehicle was painted but the hood was not replaced and it looks as if rust may be coming up under the paint on the hood and the roof.9. I took off the spare tire holder because it damaged the rear hatch which is fiberglass. I left the bolts in the bolt holes and I no longer have the spare tire bracket. The spare tire is old and this does not come withthe tire jack.10. The windows do go up and down but they need help guiding back up because the track guides are worn.11. The rear seats fold down but the rear seat on the driver side won't fold. It may be stuck.12. The real window seal is damaged.13. The rear seats have do have lap belts but they roll all the way back into the seat when not used.14. I have keys for the door locks but they don't work.15. The passenger seat has a seat cover because the base doesn't match. The base of the seat is the type that when the seat is foldedall the way forward it allows the seat to move forward on a track.Rear tires are very good and the front tires are good. It passed inspection as is. Brakes are good. Catalytic converter and muffler are about 3 years old. It is a little noisy when starting (starter?) but it starts just fine. It doesn't smoke and oil stays clean.
Overall, his is a really fun vehicle to drive like I said it idles a little rough and it has a really good turning ratio. Rear brakes were replace a couple of months ago. I have had no issue with shifting or the clutch. I also wanted to add that there is a mileage discrepancy on the title. It is because it it only goes to 99,999.99 miles. I listed the mileage as 138,000 by looking at the history. It also looks like it sat unregistered in NM for a few years before I got it. I bought it 2012 in Carlsbad NM and my daughter and I drove it to Houston TX with no issues at all. It also has some kind of tow bracket on the front bumper that I have never used. I just told my daughter it was a bumper for the bumper. There are definitely plenty of parts available for this baby bronco and I had dreams of further restoration but just don't have the time or money.
Thanks for looking. Any questions, ust ask.