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2005 Ford Ranger Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109070
TSB ID: SSM 46085

The powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (etbs). the etc_act and etc_dsd pids should not used to diagnose possible etb concerns. the ids has a limited refresh rate
08/03/06 NHTSA ID: 10020173
TSB ID: 06116

Possible engine damage - install special service tools prior to removing crankshaft pulley bolt - service tip.
01/25/06 NHTSA ID: 10018950
TSB ID: 05263

Mil on with various misfire related dtc's p0300-p0306 and p0316 - 3.0l-2v vulcan engine.
12/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10017886
TSB ID: 18583

No start/hard start/rough running during cold weather - incorrect seasonal fuel blend.
04/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10013308
TSB ID: 18364

Hard start or flooding when engine is cold.
04/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10013315
TSB ID: 18375

High idle at cold start.
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04/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10012949
TSB ID: 0533

Hard start or flooding during cold start on 2.3l engine.
01/07/05 NHTSA ID: 10011169
TSB ID: 041610

Grabbing condition from rear drum brakes. *ar
05/17/06 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10019947
TSB ID: 0645

Neutral tow capability - service kit requirements.
12/07/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017936
TSB ID: 05101

Limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers - vehicles built before 4/1/2005.
12/07/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017899
TSB ID: 05611

No 3rd gear, dtc p0733 (3rd gear incorrect ratio) and flashing tcil - vehicles built prior to 9/23/2004.
12/06/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017891
TSB ID: 030508

Front axle leaks fluid from vent tube - vehicles equipped with 4x4 or awd.
05/05/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014693
TSB ID: 05510

High idle between shifts or in neutral - 4.0l engine with manual transmission.
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
04/18/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013414
TSB ID: 04237

Driveshaft thump clunk on light acceleration from stop or when braking and coming to a stop. *eh
04/15/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013369
TSB ID: 04217

General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures.
04/14/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013306
TSB ID: 04B22

Improperly formulated transmission fluid that, over time, may cause delayed/harsh reverse engagements. customer satisfaction program 04b22. 5r55s/e & 5r44e transmission fluid additive. supplement #1. supplement #2. supp
06/11/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057596
TSB ID: 14B04

Ford: 2005-2006 ford gt, 2005-2008 mustang, and 2004-2005 ranger vehicles operated in florida, hawaii, puerto rico, or the u.s virgin islands are in need of an airbag inflator replacement. 06/11/15 *ta.
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12/06/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017889
TSB ID: 05619

Brake lamp concerns.
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014618
TSB ID: 18347

Abs dtc c1233 and c1234 reversed in abs module. *eh
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014692
TSB ID: 0559

Spark knock during acceleration - 4.0l engine.
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014691
TSB ID: 0558

Surging sensation during cruise at steady speeds of 35-50 mph (56-80 km/h) - 4.0l engine.
02/10/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012059
TSB ID: 0410

Recommended 12volt switched accessory sources. fisher.
01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018934
TSB ID: 05252

Neutral tow capability -- service kit requirements.
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01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018938
TSB ID: 052624

Vibration diagnosis - tire/wheel runout.
04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014310
TSB ID: 042616

Weld bonding procedure.
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh

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Ford Ranger TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.