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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%)

Chart based on 289 repairs.
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Ford Ranger other repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (67%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

6000 mi

US $80
Adjust door strikers, difficult to open doors Replaced missing door stopper 

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2006 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

50840 mi No problems very happy with the Ranger. I drove the Canyon 5cyl and was NOT inpressed with the ride or seating position. That 5 cyl motor pulls hard but has a vibration that makes it buzzy The Ranger is old technology that still beats the competition 

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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

116000 mi

US $100
Replaced broken window in right rear door with junkyard part. 
103000 mi

US $33
Replaced Belt Tensioner 

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2005 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

72158 mi Check enging light on. Needed new line to gas tank, and gas filter. Fuel pump replaced. In shop 3/13/11. New parts ordered. Loaner car given until parts come in. Covered by 60 day bumper to bumper warranty. Front end shaking: evaluating 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

194000 mi

US $200
Replaced aftermarket oil cooler 

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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

55000 mi

US $150
Replaced front right hub assembly. 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

143-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

55000 mi

US $18
tail-gate latch handle broke so that tail gate could not be unlocked. Ordered a new latch handle from an on-line parts site, who also had a video showing how to install the new handle. Easy to fix myself, about 15 minutes. 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

140000 mi spring for emergency brake release broken. 

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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

112000 mi

US $17
Tailgate handle broke via normal use. Ordered aftermarket replacement online. Replacement was by the book, no problems encountered. 
131500 mi Bolts holding back of seat both snapped (one was 1 year ago, 2nd was October 1), and plastic handle for recline/scoot forward rear seat access broke. Replaced bolts, handle is still broken. 1 seat bolt to floor rusted&needed 4' breakerbar 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

98000 mi

US $40
tailgate handle broken. Replaced handle Door locks jammend. Lock cylinders replaced 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

148000 mi

US $40
washer reservoir 

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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

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. 
70200 mi

US $290
Rest of seat belt assembly not replaced on previous repair. ( part attched to floor under drivers seat.) 
140000 mi Replaced power window mechanism. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

142000 mi

US $140
broken tail gate latch was repaired 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

119-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

123380 mi

C $40
Replaced driver's side exterior door handle and door lock 

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