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Ford Ranger Engine Problems and Repair Histories

336 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Ranger. 72 of these members (21.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 57 engine repairs to Ford Rangers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford Ranger problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford Ranger problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford Ranger problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

41% of the Ford Ranger repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 138 repairs.

Ford Ranger engine repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Ranger engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 56% between $100 and $499, 10% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 48 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 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
250 Fuel pump shutoff switch replacement 
109000 0 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

Ford Ranger in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 47000    
57000 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

Ford Ranger in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 68000    
75000 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

Ford in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 134000    
140000 0 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

Ford Ranger in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 130000    
149000 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

Ford Ranger in District of Columbia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 82000    
82000 1000 Malfunctioning OBD system 
 

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

Ford in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 108000    
109000 0 Bad EGR when sold. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 234000    
242000 90 I replaced a belt and a tensioner. 
 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 99000    
105000 60 Vehicle was making intermittent whining noise. Idle Air Control Valve replaced. Problem seems to be resolved. 
119000  
Ford Ranger in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 164000    
172000 0 small leak from rear main seal 

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