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Ford Ranger Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

336 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Ranger. 48 of these members (14.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Ford Rangers--an average of 0.1 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, 14% 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 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Ranger transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, 3% between $500 and $999, and 14% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 37 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 Transmission and Drivetrain 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 7ft bed

148-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 63000    
68000 55 Clutch was sticking. Had manual transmission fluid flushed and refilled. 
78000  

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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 152000    
155000 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

Ford Ranger in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 79000    
80000 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

Ford Ranger in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 122000    
123000 150 Replaced leaking opinion seal in rear differential. 
124000  

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 100000    
110000 1200 Transmission clutch failure. Had to be towed and completely replaced 
122000  

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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

Ford Ranger in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
180 Front transfer case leak. Replaced seal. 
59300 250 Front Transfer case seal 
71000  

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 120280    
121820 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. 
123380  

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

Ford Ranger in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 116000    
116000 1200 transmission replacement 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Ranger in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 131000    
131000 400 carrier bearings in differential, rear end. 
146000  

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1999 Ford Ranger 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Ranger in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 114000    
114000 0 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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