2003 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Ranger
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2003 Ford Ranger ProblemsEngine Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds
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.
A buzzing type noise may be noted from upper engine area at about 1900 RPM, under light acceleration. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by loose ignition coil bracket bolts. Coil bracket bolts should be checked for the correct torque before further diagnoses is performed.
If you experience cold starting problems, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steadily and run when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
2003 Ford Ranger QuestionsHow to fix skipping n valve tickingrunning (1 answer)
Running great next time crank is skipping n sounds like valve clicking
Bank 2. And lean
i had the head gaskets replaced and about 200 miles later i lost oil pressure and stopped when i tried to restart the engine had froze up
i had oil but had lost water
i had the head gaskets replaced and about 200 miles later it lost oil pressure, i stopped and when i tried to restart the motor had froze up
there was no water in the oil but it had lost water