List all the common ford ranger problems here

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Diabolical Ranger, Nov 4, 2011.

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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    A common one with 01+ 4.0 SOHC engines is the 90 degree intake tube on tope of the engine causing the check engine light to show intake leak. Some mechanics say the whole intake gaskets needs replacing when in fact its just that little rubber tube that cracks
  4. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    5 sets of 5 beeps. Check AIR BAG light bulb. If 98+ also check the passanger AB light.
  5. kozal01

    kozal01 New Member

    Chronic badassery. No fix
  6. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  7. Uhhhh, you don't want to know. Solution=junk it
  8. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    i know 98 and up 3.0 the heads crack and warp bad. dont know bout other years
  9. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    A problem I have is that I can't stop spending money on it.
    Krista Aho likes this.
  10. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

  11. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    u can rip off the antenna and slide it under the door handle and unlock the door in 3 secs
  12. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    The MAIN problem with these trucks are the rear shackles and hangers. Almost every ranger I look at more than 5 years old needs at least one. Another problem is for the 1-3rd gens are the radius arm bushings. No one notices they're bad and end up ruining the crossmember which in turn will need replaced.
    Israel Thompson likes this.
  13. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    Torque converters, need I say more.
  14. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    We keep listing more problems here folks, people are gonna wonder why we own these god forsaken trucks lmao
  15. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    I heard these Rangers are notorious for the starter grinding the flywheel to pieces... EEK! Is this true?
  16. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    well we own them because no matter what truck you have they all need work eventually.... we are just listing the most common problem....
  17. exactly, better to be informed than go blind
  18. 99offroadrngr

    99offroadrngr Banned

    never heard of that. prob mechanic error.
  19. 99offroadrngr

    99offroadrngr Banned

    cam sync squeal on 3.0L
    timing chain rattle on 4.0 SOHC
    door ajar light on when door is off (easy fix)
    no balls
  20. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    One guy I went to college with said he worked at a big mechanics shop and the car they worked on 2nd most, after the Taurus, was the Ranger cuz they ate flywheels. Iv never heard of this happening either. He might just be full of crap too lol.

    ^^^And agree more on that last one lol. I tried this out vvv and it took every ounce of horsepower it had to get up to 60 mph lol. It did fine in first gear, but soon as it upshifted it peetered out

  21. I just finished fixing all mine today! :D

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