1999 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Ford Ranger

1999 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.

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1999 Ford Ranger Questions

Just started today. On for 5 miles, off for a few more, back on again, all while driving. Dash lights seem to be fading also. Any idea of cost for parts & labor if it is alternator?

Thanks all!

I just put new alternator and took the battery to get recharge at autozone it sat for a day try to get in and start but it only turns over but when I put the jumper cables to my car it start right up

The last serveral times iv tried the 4x4 it hasnt worked. When i switch it to 4 low it doesnt even change to low ratio it jus stays in high ratio an i cant here nothing clicking in the transfer case. The front drive shaft does turn when spinning when in four wheel drive so somethings not letting ...

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1999 Ford Ranger Recalls

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.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 1998-2000 Electric Ranger EV vehicles due to faulty transaxle attachment bolts. On some vehicles, the bolts may loosen, which may cause a clunking noise and a jerking motion. If the bolts fall out, the transaxle may detach from the vehicle. Dealers will install bolts with a revised design.

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1999 Ford Ranger Reviews

have had very good service from this 2wd 3.0L flex fuel vehicle

I just bought my 1999 Ranger 2WD with 99,000 miles, 2 months ago.. It is the bare-bones model, total stripped, a 5 speed with no options, the former owner installed the am/fm cd radio. Vehicle runs great, great on gas, and no complaints at this point in time!

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