1997 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Ranger
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- Have problems with the truck cranking but not starting?
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.
1997 Ford Ranger Questions
My 1997 Ford Escort had "service engine soon" light on. My mechanic could find no problem and cleared the sensor. I am trying to get it smoged, but the air intake sensor has not reset yet.
Truck runs great but I have problems with it cranking multiple times before it will fire. When it finally fires, I have to give it gas to keep it from stalling and dying for a few minutes and then it will idle normal. Replaced everything from the fuel pump, fuel lines, fuel rail, fuel pressure re...
1997 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.
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...