1990 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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

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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My 1988 ranger randomly dies on me. some times it will partially die on me ( gas wont work but engine is still on ) other times it completly dies and the steering wheel/brakes lock up. usually it starts right back up but other times it takes a few trys. It has been getting worse and worse over ti...

i recently finished putting in clutch, and while bleeding it this happened. I got clutch bled properly, but had to jump the truck several times while testing it. It happened again when truck died. That time I remove cables from battery, went over connections, and when i hooked them up it started....

I stalled a new starter solenoid switch, new alternator with voltage regulator and a new battery. Upon connecting the battery cable/ ignition line cable/ fuss control and two more cable as removed from the previous.
Result is fire that burnt the battery positive cable

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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.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 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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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...

changed the motor in my ford ranger almost done with it but the gas line is confusing a weird bracket that holds the line together is holding me up any one kno a way to seperate the lines????

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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