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1992 Ford Ranger

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1992 Ford Ranger Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

If you experience cold starting problems, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steadily and run when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

1992 Ford Ranger Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 10, 1992

Summary: WATER CAN ENTER THE DOOR LATCH RELEASE CABLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES, THE WATER IN THE DOOR LATCH RELEASE CABLE CAN FREEZE AND CAUSE THE LATCH MECHANISM TO MALFUNCTION.

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Brakes, April 15, 1998

Summary: 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.

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Brakes, March 22, 1996

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Ford has recalled 1991-1994 Explorer and Ranger trucks because the bolts that mount the master cylinder to the brake booster may fracture. If these bolts fracture, brake loss could occur. Dealers will replace the power brake vacuum booster assembly.

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Drive Train, June 4, 2001

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.

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Drive Train, August 26, 2000

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Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.

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1992 Ford Ranger Questions and Answers

cyberjoe0525, 1992 Ford Ranger, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV

SHE BUSTED A BRAKE LINE I THINK... I LOST BREAK PRESSURE AND A COUPLE OF MILES LATER HER PEDAL WENT RIGHT TO THE FLOOR WITH JUST ENOUGH TO GET HER TO STOP AND EVENTUALLY GET ME HOME, BLESS HER HEA...

Fil, 1992 Ford Ranger, 3.0L V6, Gainesville, GA

I cannot get the ignition to turn to try & start my truck. The key will go all the way in but acts like it is locked??

machinist, 1992 Ford Ranger, 4.0L V6, Nashville, TN

Truck just stops running. Mechanic said fuel is probably getting warm & causes this.It just started doing this 2 wks ago when the weather started getting warm. When enging is cold it fires up o...

machinist, 1992 Ford Ranger, 4.0L V6, Nashville, TN

Machinist in Nashville. Was told it could also be 1 of the 2 Cat. Converters thats on my truck is clogged. Was also told to install new fuel filter & go from there. Im going insane, and its har...

machinist, 1992 Ford Ranger, 4.0L V6, Nashville, TN

My 92 4X4 ranger has 30 x 9.5 tires on the factory sport 15 x 7 wheels. Has 4.0
engine , what would you suggest me run my tire pressure at. Ive been running them around 42 psi w/ no problems , i j...

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1992 Ford Ranger Reviews

I have a 1992 ford ranger bought new, I am the original owner. It has 155000 miles on it and has been extremely dependable. Don`t think i will ever sell it.

I have a 1992 ranger that I bought back in 1994 with about 65,000miles. It now has approx 326,000 miles on a 2.3L 4cyl engine. The best ford product I've ever owned..Great little truck.

Replaced 2 alternators, 1 starter, a couple of clutches, couple of tune-up's and I recently replaced the body cab mounts. You would never tell that this little guy has over 300,000miles because it rides very smooth and is solid as a rock. Paint is getting some what faded but other than that, it's a great little pickup. I drive this little guy every day to and from work.

I'm getting ready to do another tune-up very soon.

still doesn't burn a bit of oil. It's amazing! I've been using full syntetic oil for the last 3 years as well.

Highly recommended! I've heard that these pickups have gone as far as 1 million miles on these engines...simply amazing!

Regards,
Dan

I've had this truck since 1996 with 43,505 miles at the time. Now it has over 283,000 miles on the original 2.3 Liter engine. I've had the manual tranny overhauled at about 220,000 miles in 2003 and it's been taking a licking and keep on ticking. Never could get the A/C system up 100 percent but the heater puts out great heat. In my book, Ford rocks. This truck is one tough cookie. I've only had to replace parts on it for normal wear and tear like the starter five years ago, the alternator two years ago, water pump two years ago, radiator four years ago and heater core about three years ago. I have no complaints about it. I'm glad I bought a Ford. Can't beat 'em in my opinion.

i have a 1992 ford ranger 3.0L automactic and the number 3 injector is not firing what can i do to make it fire

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