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2003 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Ford Ranger

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Ford Ranger is between $399 and $487 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2003 Ford Ranger
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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 acce...
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 engin...
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 i...
It is going to be lifted 3¨
The noise was more evident as I accelerator it. I changed the synchronizer shaft, but the noise i...
flex fuel ranger 3.0 this problem is intermitant, i can drive fifty miles with no problems, but i...
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March 10, 2013
2003 Ford Ranger
I HAVE ONLY 48,500 MILES ON MY 2003 RANGER XLT AND I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE CAD.CONVERTER AND NOW UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS. I THINK FORD DID NOT HAVE A GOOD IDEA WITH THIS TRUCK. BALL JOINTS SHOUL...
January 28, 2011
2003 Ford Ranger
This truck has had a transmission leak at 22,000 miles and an oil leak now at 53,000 miles. The brakes are terrible especially the rear. They tend to lock up when cold and wet. I have the 3.0 6 ...
November 01, 2010
2003 Ford Ranger
For 3.0 engines replace the camshaft position sensor [Part Number: 6B288 (DU-81)] and camshaft camshaft synchronizer [Part Number: DA-2089] every 75K to 90K. This is basic preventative maintenance...