1990 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Ranger

1990 Ford Ranger Problems

1991 ford ranger bogging down when accelerating to much

it seems to bog down when u press on the accelerator if u go slow i mean real slow it does ok also seems to bog down when it reaches 3k rpm like its starving for fuel or getting too much

Updated Differential Clutch Kit Available if Rear End Noise is Heard

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

Higher Than Normal Engine Idle

The engine may have a higher that normal idle at times. After cold start with an automatic transmission and when the clutch is depressed with a manual transmission. Our technicians tell us updated powertrain control module (PCM) software is available to address this concern.

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1990 Ford Ranger Questions

i got spark wont start.not even with starting fluid. (1 answer)

it has set out of gas for some time. could it have air in the lines/ stuck injectors? some sensor? i checked inertia valve.

1988 ford ranger wont start after replacing oil sensor (1 answer)

First off its a 1988 Ford ranger extended cab 2.9l v6. Can't turn over the car. (1 answer)

Starter motor will engage but won't crank engine. I check the ground no difference, new solenoid and starter motor no difference, totally replaced wire running from solenoid to started no difference. Only thing that will crank is if I get power directly from battery without the solenoid. Gett...

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1990 Ford Ranger Recalls

Recall 98E010000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.
Recall 91V189000
WHEN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION, THE PARK PAWL DOES NOT ALWAYS ABUT OR ENGAGE THE PARK GEAR.
Ford Recalls 1990 Ranger Trucks with 4.0L V6 Due to Sticking Throttle

Ford has recalled 1990 Ranger 4.0L V6 trucks because the throttle may stick and cause the throttle lever to contact the throttle body air intake tube. This may cause unintended acceleration, which could result in an accident. Dealers will replace the air inlet tube with a newly designed part.

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1990 Ford Ranger Reviews

well i've not had much trouble with mine at all in the last 6 yrs, gave $100.00 for it when i bought it, and been good to me since :)
I bought my 1990 Ranger in 2009, in Columbus, IN for $1000. It's a bit of a rust bucket, but runs INCREDIBLY smooth, even on the highway. Honestly, it's the best value vehicle I've ever owned (and the other car is an Infiniti!). I've spent less than $500 in repairs/upgrades in the 1.5 years I've been driving it, but know fully well it's an OLD TRUCK. Still...I'd buy it again in a heartbeat, an...
Good little truck with a big heart.I pulled a 28 ft trailer with it for 10 yrs haulin scrap metals does a wonderful job still.

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