Yes, nothing sounds like the whine of the original pump. On my 1994, the outer ring on the tank was about as rusted as could be. Luckily I managed to get it to hold on. Unless you could find some bolt on deal, you might just have to get a new tank if it ever comes to that. On my 1994 mazda B4000 (I assume rangers have the same tank) it has a plastic screw top that works fantastic. I don't know why explorers didn't have this.