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Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (7%)

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Ford Ranger electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (50%)

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.

2008 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

60000 mi

US $15
Replaced burned out headlamp socket. 
81000 mi

US $189
Replaced blower motor and recharged system. 
104000 mi HVAC control unit in cab failed. 

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2007 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

112000 mi

US $1100
AC Compressor leaking at shaft seal. To ensure compressor shavings were not in system, replaced AC Compressor, Accumlator, and Orfice. 

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2007 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

77500 mi

C $1000
dead alternator and near dead battery, replaced both 

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2005 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

119000 mi

US $630
Dead Alternator 
132000 mi

US $30
Defrost and vent blowing air at same time 
132000 mi

US $4000
Defrost and vent blowing air at same time. No estimate. Cost amount is for other issue. 

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2005 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

78000 mi Died at highway speed, replaced sensor that stops fuel to the engine in a collision. 

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

86200 mi

US $201
Battery warning light came on and the alternator would no longer charge the battery. Replaced the original alternator with a new TYC. During the test drive the fuel cutoff switch tripped and had to be reset. 

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

103000 mi Replaced airbag inflators under recall warranty 

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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

127259 mi

US $20
Air Bag light on, replaced lamp in passenger on/off switch 

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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

2400 mi Starter replaced. Would grind occasionally. Replaced under warranty. 

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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

2800 mi Drivers side power window motor replaced under warranty 

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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

57000 mi

US $270
dash lights burned out 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

67500 mi

US $75
Purchase. Within 2 days the airbag light was on. Possibly loose connector - mechanic reconnected. Noise coming from back end - mechanic could not find any faults. Noise stopped after one trip. 
69000 mi

US $70
Wire had come loose for air bag system so light was on. Problem fixed. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

10500 mi

US $150
replace alternator 
42551 mi

US $50
Replaced driver window motor 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

170000 mi

US $390
Fuel gauge quit working; fix was to replace sensor (sending) unit, which had to be ordered, which is why it was in shop three days 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 7ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

95000 mi

US $300
heater blower motor shot 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 7ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

39700 mi

US $130
new battery. Origonal died 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

69000 mi

US $700
Replaced non-functioning alternator and replaced battery after towing. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

181300 mi

US $38
Ac warm, I got a refil kit from O Riley, very helpfull. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

131100 mi

US $69
Cruise control switches were broken and were replaced 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

140000 mi dashboard lights burning out... 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

92000 mi

US $340
Reverse lights did NOT work. Had to have a new underbody switch installed 
120000 mi

US $10
High tone horn filled with water and stopped working. High tone horn was replaced with equivalent aftermarket horn of same manufacturer used by OEM. 
121000 mi

US $30
The 4WD light switch on the transfer case was not functioning properly by causing the 4WD indicator light to stay on when in 2WD mode. The switch was replaced. 
131800 mi

US $34
AC/Heat system would switch to defrost under acceleration no matter which position the control knob was on. The vacuum reservoir internal check valve stopped working. The vacuum reservoir was replaced. 
157000 mi

US $600
Condenser replaced 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

130000 mi

US $105
Just replaced battery. Old battery was 4.5yrs old. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

144000 mi

US $230
Blower motor resistor 
144000 mi

US $200
A/C not working, recharged, die added 
144000 mi

US $495
AC Condenser replaced, recharged 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

86000 mi

US $25
Had to replace blower resistor after 1 week of ownership. I did it myself in about an hour's worth of work. 
98000 mi

US $15
code 27. passenger bypass LED burnt out causing code 27. removed circuit board and replaced LED. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

57200 mi

US $150
power windows and mirror door switch 

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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

70300 mi

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

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

123380 mi

C $12
replaced all 6 instrument panel bulbs 
123380 mi

C $10
replaced license plate bulbs, but took approximately 30 minutes to locate the short that caused lights failure 
115200 mi

US $10
obd2 reader not connecting. Replaced fuse #17. 

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2000 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

110000 mi

US $148
Frank's Automotive Repair, Inc. Port Townsend, WA 

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2000 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

102000 mi

US $100
Alternator and fuse failure 

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

86000 mi

US $203
replace starter and battery; cost is starter only 

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1999 Ford Ranger 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

114000 mi power windows don't work due to faulty thermal resisters in cheap motors current draw that slowly kills battery (intermittent - mechanics cannot locate the source) dome light switch never worked well, factory alarm completely unpredictable; makes strange sounds 

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