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Ford Ranger Transmission Problems

353 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Ranger. 22 of these members (6.2%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 23 transmission repairs to Ford Rangers--an average of 0.1 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.

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Percentage of Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

Chart based on 199 repairs.

Ford Ranger transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 39 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 7ft bed

148-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

68000 mi US $55 Clutch was sticking. Had manual transmission fluid flushed and refilled. 

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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

155000 mi US $1800 replace transmission 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

80800 mi US $164 Owner noticed fluid leaking from rear differential. Vehicle was brought to private shop. Rear differential cover was removed, axle seals and differential fluid was replaced before reinstalling differential cover with new seal. 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

123000 mi US $150 Replaced leaking opinion seal in rear differential. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

110000 mi US $1200 Transmission clutch failure. Had to be towed and completely replaced 

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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

53000 mi US $180 Front transfer case leak. Replaced seal. 
59300   Front Transfer case seal 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

121820 mi C $1000 Input shaft, bearing assembly and clutch slave cylinder needed replacing. New clutch plate was installed, even though it still had a little wear left on it. 

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

116000 mi US $1200 transmission replacement 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

131000 mi US $400 carrier bearings in differential, rear end. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

114000 mi   4wd does not engage sometimes; therefore, this truck is totally unreliable as a 4wd vehicle shifter linkage problems; indicator on dash is incorrect (e.g. when it points to neutral, it is actually in park) 

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