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2001 Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (34%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (9%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 47 repairs.
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2001 Ford Ranger repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (39%)

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Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

Ford Ranger in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

56000 mi
Frame completely rusted could not be fixed 

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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2012

122300 mi

US $407
Had (L) tie rod replaced, (R)lower ball joint, and both sides wheel bearings repacked. Also both front shocks. Had extreme tire wear on inside of (L)front tire that had worn down to the steel belt on the inside only. The other items were fo. 

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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 Maryland, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2018
Nov 2011

117500 mi

US $600
power steering pump and hoses replaced 
Apr 2012

120200 mi

US $300
water pump seal leak. replaced pump belts and hoses 
Dec 2012

123000 mi

US $300
Ball Joint boots deteriorated. Replaced ball joints and control arms. 
Ford Ranger in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

140000 mi
Replaced power window mechanism. 
Jun 2016

144000 mi
Sway bar links replaced 
Sep 2016

144000 mi

US $390
replaced both upper ball joints 
Ford Ranger in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

53000 mi

US $180
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair Front transfer case leak. Replaced seal. 
Nov 2011

56700 mi

US $450
Radiator replacement 
Jan 2012

59200 mi

US $250
Front Transfer case seal 
Dec 2012

63000 mi

US $1500
Replaced upper and lower ball joints 
Oct 2013

69000 mi

US $400
entire seat belt assembly replaced. ford or local repair shopes could not or would not replace tension spring due to liability issues. 
Jan 2014

61000 mi

US $290
Rest of seat belt assembly not replaced on previous repair. ( part attched to floor under drivers seat.) 
Aug 2015

72000 mi

US $165
Sway bar links failing/failed. Replaced both right and left sway bar links. used sway bar link kit 

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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Oct 2012

70300 mi

US $235
Initially thought had a problem with the alternator, turned out to be an electrical break in the battery cable. 
Apr 2013

73000 mi

US $202
Stearing, acting funny. Needed a new steering belt & some maintainence for tranny. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2018
Jun 2015

166000 mi

US $17
Noisy rear U-joint,prophylactic replacement. BTW... "Self" is accurate, but I am a qualified mechanic. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

142000 mi

US $140
broken tail gate latch was repaired 
Sep 2013

153000 mi

US $400
Brake lines rusted through and broke. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in Maryland, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

148000 mi

US $996
new fuel pump first one for this truck. 
Oct 2017

155900 mi

US $580
upper ball joints. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

168300 mi

US $55
Replaced broken timing belt and changed serpentine belt. 
Aug 2017

170000 mi

US $22
Driver side tie-rod ball failed while driving. Replaced rod end, including ball and socket. 
Jun 2018

186000 mi

US $22
Passenger side tie-rod end failed. Replaced end, including ball and socket. 
Jul 2018

188000 mi
Rusty bumper mount failed while towing a trailer. had to find suitable metal piece to weld in on both mounts to hold bumper and weld a reinforcing bar across frame behind bumper. 
Ford Ranger in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

90000 mi

US $900
Vehicle slowly became difficult to shift into gear when parked. Shop replaced clutch and all other wear parts while already in there. 
Ford Ranger in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

120900 mi

C $75
Replaced both rear shocks 
Nov 2012

121620 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. 
Aug 2013

123380 mi

C $12
replaced all 6 instrument panel bulbs 
Sep 2013

123380 mi

C $40
Replaced faulty heater hose cut-off valve Replaced driver's side exterior door handle and door lock 
Nov 2013

123380 mi

C $10
replaced license plate bulbs, but took approximately 30 minutes to locate the short that caused lights failure 
Mar 2014

123380 mi

C $800
replaced radiator, water pump, water pump bracket, A/C pulley, serpentine belt, flushed out cooling system. All from a chunk of ice, apparently, created by melting and then quickly freezing snow when the truck was warm. 
Ford Ranger in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2012

115200 mi

US $10
Replaced sway bar mount bushings. Easy 10 mn job obd2 reader not connecting. Replaced fuse #17. 
Jul 2012

115200 mi
Noise from front end. Found wheel bearing loose. Adjusted. Cleared up noise. 
Sep 2012

116000 mi

US $400
ongoing problem of stalling when cold, stalling when decelerating, and low vacuum. removed cylinder head and had rebuilt. Had 4 bad exhaust valve seats. Fuel pump failed- replaced fuel pump 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Feb 2018

228000 mi

US $450
Head gasket replaced 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

126000 mi

US $600
Passenger side valve cover developed an oil leak onto exhaust manifold. While replacing gasket, mechanic discovered that rear timing chain cassette was missing. Cassette replacement estimated $2500. 
Ford Ranger in Alabama, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

115000 mi

US $174
Replaced upper control arms & lower ball joints 
Apr 2015

126000 mi

US $35
front left sway (stabilizer) bar end link bushings went missing; vehicle is 2WD with coil spring not torsion bar 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Ford Ranger in Oregon, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

167400 mi

US $135
Rear sliding window leaked water, needed reseal. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in Oregon, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
Dec 2014

153000 mi

US $900
Leaky rack and pinion unit. 
Jul 2015

155000 mi

US $500
Fuel economy was well below average. Took truck to dealership. Service manager recommended spark plug change and injector cleaning. After one fill-up, mileage numbers did not significantly improve, although more data would be needed. 

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