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Ford Ranger Engine Problems

340 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Ranger. 53 of these members (15.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 69 engine repairs to Ford Rangers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford Ranger problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 187 repairs.

Ford Ranger engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford Ranger repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

104500 mi US $250 Fuel pump shutoff switch replacement 
109000   Truck lost power and went into "limp mode", and when turned off would not restart. Had vehicle towed to nearby shop where mass air flow sensor was repaired the same day. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

57000 mi US $270 cracked vacuum hose 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

75000 mi US $30 Check engine light came on with codes for MAF. Car was rocking when idling and stalling intermittently. Cleaned MAF and replaced oxygen filter. No change. Found hose with hole in it, replaced and cleared codes - now fixed 2 weeks. 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

141000 mi   Hadn't done any repairs in a while. It hasn't been worth putting money into. Many unrepaired problems: it over heats... there is a low rpm hesitation... 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

149000 mi US $85 Check engine light and squeal from rear passenger side of engine. Replaced camshaft synchronizer and camshaft synchronizer sensor. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

82000 mi US $1000 Malfunctioning OBD system 

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

110000 mi   Bad EGR when sold. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

242500 mi US $90 I replaced a belt and a tensioner. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi US $60 Vehicle was making intermittent whining noise. Idle Air Control Valve replaced. Problem seems to be resolved. 
173000   small leak from rear main seal 

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