2004 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Ranger

2004 Ford Ranger Problems

Buzzing Type Noise From Upper Engine Area

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.

1991 ford ranger bogging down when accelerating to much

it seems to bog down when u press on the accelerator if u go slow i mean real slow it does ok also seems to bog down when it reaches 3k rpm like its starving for fuel or getting too much

Synchronizer Shaft For the Camshaft Position Sensor May Make Noise

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.

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2004 Ford Ranger Questions

My radiator is leaking antifreeze into my transmission. my ford dealer repair rep. told me the cost to replace my radiator and flush my transmission would cost $1200.00. Is that a fair price (2 answers)

the transmission fluid is also leaking into the radiator and filling the overflow tank

my ford dealer told me that my truck had a leak in the radiator. (1 answer)

This leak was causing antifreeze to get into the automatic transmission and the transmission fluid to get into the radiator and fill the collection tank. He is replacing the radiator and flushing the transmission. he told me the bill would be around $1200.00. is that a fair price?

Is there a turbo or non turbo engine or a turbo can be installed to any engine. (1 answer)

The engine that I have the mechanic says it a non turbo diesel engine.

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2004 Ford Ranger Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Saipan. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-343 regarding the front passenger air bag inflators only. The driver's air bag inflators will continue to be addressed by that recall.

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2004 Ford Ranger Reviews

Currently have 185k miles on my 2WD,2.3L. 5 spd stick, standard cab Ford Ranger. Had 136 k on it in 2013 and drove from WA State to Deadhorse,AK (5 miles from the Arctic Ocean) and back. At Tok Junction ,AK drove onto the scales at 5180 GVW. Got 29.5 MPG from Fairbanks to Seattle ! Ford needs to start building these again.
I recently bought a 2004 Ford Ranger V6 with 95,000 miles on it. The engine light came on and it was the 4th cylinder. The cylinder was replaced and so were the wires. A week or two later, the service light comes on again. It is reading the 4th cylinder again. P0304 code == cylinder 4 misfire. Also 6.1 & 6.9 showed... It is a 3.0 engine. I read that it probably should have a compression...
I bought my ranger 2004 FX4 xlt 5 speed manual 4.0 new and she has not missed a beat! The only maintenance items I have had to do was replace an O ring in the thermostat housing. I have just went over 192000 miles. My truck stills starts every time and does not seem to have lost any power. I would not hesitate to take he on accross country.

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