1997 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 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.

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1997 Ford Ranger Questions

After that little stall it runs great.

It sounds like a shaft turning in a dry bushing or rubbing against something and doesn't do it all the time? Just drove the truck on a trip for 4000 miles. Sometimes it would get loud and other times would go several miles without a problem. Thanks for any help.

all of the gears seem to work fine just no reverse and the o/d light is blinking what can i check exterally such as sensors and things and does anyone have any diagrams or pictures

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1997 Ford Ranger Recalls

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 ...

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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1997 Ford Ranger Reviews

I drive my 97 Ranger nearly 70 mile a day just going and coming from work. Almost 250,000 miles on it now and it got it first fluid leak from the heater control valve. Replaced it for less than $15 and topped off the radiator and I am back in business. And I have abused this thing going without oil changes, never changing the gear box and rear end lube. I might have to spoil it some and get tha...

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