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Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (24%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

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

Other (0%)

Chart based on 29 repairs.
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Ford Ranger repair cost distribution

$2500+ (30%)

$1000 - $2499 (70%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Ranger 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

94474 mi

$3000
Losing water slowly. Dealer could not find problem. A month later the head gasket blew not before requiring to wage of 80kms. 
95480 mi

$3000
Head gasket blew again. Once again required a towof 80kms. 

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2008 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

151900 mi

C $2194
Clutch slave cylinder frozen. Hard to shift. Replaced clutch plate, pressure plate, bearing and slave cylinder $2194. 

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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. 
112000 mi

US $250
Rear left axle seal leaking, replaced seal. 

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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

112000 mi

US $400
Had to replace rear wheel cylinders, drums, and entire break system in rear 
113200 mi

US $690
Cracked Thermostat housing. Had to replace whole unit + sensors 
119000 mi

US $630
Dead Alternator 
132000 mi

US $4000
Rear main seal leak,  and transmission needed to be rebuilt for $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

C $2250 replace cylinder heads as per Ford TSB #05-26-3 

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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

38100 mi

US $11000
Shocks, brakes 

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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 
67000 mi

US $1550
Large oil leak. Replaced front and rear crankshaft seals and oil pan seal. 
214000 mi

US $1750
Broken timing belt, bent valves, Repair head replace gaskets, timing belt, spark plugs, wires replace power steering pump, clutch replaced, replace leaking seals in engine and tranny Replace clutch, and engine rear oil seals 

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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

180000 mi

US $2000
Not sure about the details. 

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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

164300 mi

US $2300
Piston busted into a million pieces had to replace engine. Used engine 2002 4.0 with 119,000 miles. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

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

115000 mi

US $1433
Replaced Shocks Replaced seal. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

59600 mi

US $1000
tie rods, ball joints needed to be replaced Rubber covers on cruise control buttons had hardened and broken, exposing wiring beneath 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

97100 mi

US $3700
Leaking head gasket at 97000 miles. While was being done had all gaskets and oil pan done. New plugs, hoses and belts replaced along with regular maintenance items. Ranger looks and runs like it did when new. Better due to upgrades. 

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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

69000 mi

US $1480
Replace 4x4 computer module and lube, oil and filter change. front ABS sensors 
72000 mi

US $165
Leak in vacuum line caused "Service Engine Light" to appear on dashboard. Vacuum hose was leaking and was replaced. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic RWD

82000 mi

US $1000
Malfunctioning OBD system 

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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
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair Front transfer case leak. Replaced seal. 
56700 mi

US $450
Radiator replacement 
59200 mi

US $250
Front Transfer case seal 
63000 mi

US $1500
Replaced upper and lower ball joints 
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. 
61000 mi

US $290
Rest of seat belt assembly not replaced on previous repair. ( part attched to floor under drivers seat.) 
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 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

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. 
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. 

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2000 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

141000 mi

US $5300
After only 141000 miles head cracked and burnt up #1 and # 3 cylinders, had to replace engine. 

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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 2WD

111200 mi

US $185
Ball joint replaced 

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