1996 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Ranger
1996 Ford Ranger Problems
The engine may misfire and/or buck while driving at freeway speeds with no fault code stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This can be caused by an intermittent fault with the camshaft synchronizer assembly. This condition can be diagnosed by monitoring knock sensor data as per Ford service bulletin #05-22-12. Replacement of the synchronizer assembly will be required to correct this concern.
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 synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.
1996 Ford Ranger Questions
Usually happens after turning a corner. Brake light sometimes also come on briefly.
Doing complete clutch replacement. My dads ranger was slated for California and has the bigger spicer drivetrain w/ 4.10 gears. Noticed there are different bore sizes for slave cylinder. Can anyone please tell me what slave cylinder I will need for this replacement. Thank you!
1996 Ford Ranger Recalls
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.
1996 Ford Ranger Reviews
I HAVE HAD THIS TRUCK FOR TEN YEARS,305,000 MILES AND STILL RUNNING STRONG
This is 2013 and I've got a 1996 Ranger with 98,000 miles on my ranger that I purchased new. I'm a very easy driver and fix things on the spot without fail, when it's time to be serviced it gets it. it has been garaged many years and I've found that it's a heap of rust especially from the mid point of the body and frame back to the tailgate. I've put bearings, calipers, disks, lines, hoses mast...
I bought a '96 3 ltr super cab ranger with about 170,000kms on it. Ran great, One problem with the wipers, they just start up on their own, especially in hot weather. Also an issue with washboard. Nearly had a head on with a grader at a highway bridge repair site. Like one of the other reviews, it was like the back end just jumped sideways! But alas I ran it out of oil and siezed the engin...