1996 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Ranger
1996 Ford Ranger Problems
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.
The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.
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.
1996 Ford Ranger Questions
I would like my fog lights to stay on with my brights so that I can actually see. I've replaced my headlights and it isn't enough light. Any chance someone could tell me what I could do? Any help is appreciated!!
It even burns after my 7 mile drive to work. It's really strong smelling and it smokes a little bit. It has been doing it since I bought it in May of 2013. Anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? Really worried about it because it's getting worse.
My truck shakes slightly when I start it, mainly on cold days. Then while accelerating it seems to stutter, almost like I'm hitting the brakes real fast. The problem only occurs when accelerating, not in idle or while decelerating. I can't seem to find out the cause. I have no engine li...
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...