2008 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Ranger

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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.

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.

The engine may have a higher that normal idle at times. After cold start with an automatic transmission and when the clutch is depressed with a manual transmission. Our technicians tell us updated powertrain control module (PCM) software is available to address this concern.

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when I engage my turn indicator, front bulb blinks ok, but both back bulbs blink, same on left & right. the instrument panel lites flash 3 times then stay on.

Replaced alternator & battery but still only getting 11.5volts....checked all fuses...not broken or damaged...checked battery terminals & wires...no breaks....at a loss any other ideas?

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An internal fault may develop within the multi-function turn signal switch. This can affect turn signal, tail, hazard, and/or brake light operation. Non-functioning exterior lights could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C18.

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I got my 2008 Ranger XLT Super cab. A great truck until yesterday at 81k miles the engine starting making a rattling noise. I took a closer look and come to find out it is the bearing for the fan clutch shaft. That means that the whole front cover of the engine needs to be replaced. I can't see how this could be since the first tune up is at 100k. this should not happen. I'm not a happy camper ...

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