2005 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Ranger

2005 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.

Engine 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.

Camshaft Sensor Magnet May Damage Synchronizers

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.

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2005 Ford Ranger Questions

I was told I need to repair my timing cover as it is leaking antifreeze (2 answers)

cylinder heads or engine? (1 answer)

i have a 2005 4.0L v6 ford ranger. i have coolant leaking into my oil and have the milkshake type oil. i know i have a blown head gasket but cant fix them without dropping the engine. if i have to do that i was wandering if i should buy a new or used engine or could i get away with getting 2 new ...

head gasket replacement (1 answer)

i have an 05 ford ranger and need to replace the head gasket. the question i have is do i have to pull the entire engine in order to remove the left side(if looking at it from the front). there is a chain on the back and im not sure if i can pull the head.

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2005 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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