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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 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (35%)

Chart based on 57 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
Toe adjustment, re-centered steering wheel 

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2007 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

64480 mi

C $300
replaced Rack & Pinion 

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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

45260 mi

C $350
Front Left Wheel Bearing replaced 

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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

79980 mi

C $100
driver side wheel bearing 
106600 mi

US $150
Replaced sway bar links -- one had broken. Suspension shop replaced worn ball joint 

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 7ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

86880 mi

C $100
sway bar link rods sheared, new rods installed 

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

50000 mi

US $150
wheel bearing replaced  

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

5300 mi

US $50
Noise coming from steering column. Not repaired. Ford dealer said I needed to drive the truck more. I have less than 6,000 miles on a year 2005 truck. Noise coming from interface between upper and lower intermediate steering columns. Does not appear 

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2005 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

148-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

95300 mi

US $200
replaced 2 front rotors, pads, wheel bearings & seals. Son was driving vehicle and drove it too long with worn pads to avoid replacing a rotor, turned other rotor to keep for a spare. 
180400 mi

US $150
Leaf spring 

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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

123000 mi

US $25
Worn bushings on stablazer bar link (Right) 
125000 mi

US $30
Worn bushings on stablazer bar link (Left) 

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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

84000 mi

US $40
Replaced the front shocks. Not urgent, they were just getting a bit soft. 

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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

80000 mi

US $140
Replace outer tie-rods & lower ball-joints. 
110000 mi

US $350
Replaced shock absorbers. 
89700 mi

US $65
Installed new upper control arms/ball joints.. Took it to shop for alignment ($65). 
93000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear leaf springs, shackles and rear shocks 
125600 mi

US $90
Axle shackles rusted out. 
128200 mi

US $250
Bad ball joints and tie rod ends 

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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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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

60000 mi

US $500
replaced LF hub assy. due to worn wheel bearing 
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 RWD

69000 mi

US $300
Replaced front lower ball joints, and suspension rods. All due to wear and tear. 

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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

63000 mi

US $230
Power steering pump leaking, replaced pump and drive belt 
51500 mi

US $175
Replaced shocks. 

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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 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

123000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear shock absorbers. 

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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
Need new rear shocks. 

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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

123500 mi

US $300
Steering pump leak, required replacement of pump 
131000 mi

US $40
Sway bar link broke. Rust-welded itself the bar. Remainder was ground off with angle grinder, new link put in on each side.rnrnTruck is driven in the rust belt, so no surprises with the rust. 

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2002 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

102000 mi

US $30
Front shock was leaking. Replaced both front shocks 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

126000 mi

US $300
replaced shocks and ball joints 
204000 mi

US $75
rear leaf spring shackles rusted off 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

146-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

176000 mi

US $5
POWER STEERING RETURN HOSE HAD MINOR LEAK. REPLACED WITH NEW HOSE. 

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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

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

63000 mi

US $1500
Replaced upper and lower ball joints 
72000 mi

US $165
Sway bar links failing/failed. Replaced both right and left sway bar links. used sway bar link kit 
117500 mi

US $600
power steering pump and hoses replaced 
123000 mi

US $300
Ball Joint boots deteriorated. Replaced ball joints and control arms. 
144000 mi Sway bar links replaced 
144000 mi

US $390
replaced both upper ball joints 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

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

115200 mi

US $10
Replaced sway bar mount bushings. Easy 10 mn job 
115200 mi Noise from front end. Found wheel bearing loose. Adjusted. Cleared up noise. 
120900 mi

C $75
Replaced both rear shocks 

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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

115000 mi

US $174
Replaced upper control arms & lower ball joints 
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

150-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

153000 mi

US $900
Leaky rack and pinion unit. 

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $620
Rear spring shackles rusted off, had to be replaced. Also rear shocks had to be replaced. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

111200 mi

US $185
Ball joint replaced 
168000 mi

US $20
replaced sway bar links 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

246000 mi

US $145
Along with fixing the lower front passenger ball joint and passenger inner tie rod end. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

96000 mi

US $150
intermediate steering shaft needed to be replaced. Clunking noise from the universal joints in shaft. 

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