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.
Engine Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds on Ford Ranger
Average mileage: 124,577 (11,300–271,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 4.0L V6
64 people reported this problem
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2000 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6125,000Visitor
engine would buck & stutter as you would try to accelerate. so far there has not been anyone able to find the problem for me.
2000 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V698,000Visitor
cold start engine idles smooth. drive till warm ,shut off engine for about 5 min. restart,engine misses at idle. misses badly at 45 to 55 mph.smooths out at higher rpm.comes back in lower range of over drive. so far i have replaced plugs snd plug wires,ran injector cleaner. no codes or check engine light.fuel press. at 40 psi. still misses.
2001 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V6126,624Visitor
once you hit around 45 to 50 mph, the truck will shift into overdrive and the rpms will drop from 2500 to 1800...then you feel the truck start to buck or jump or miss..
2000 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V6120,000Visitor
engine misses at 45 to50 mph engine feels like it is holding back when in passing gear
2003 Ford Ranger- 2.3L 4 Cylinder78,000Visitor
misses at driving speed (2000 R.P.M.) only . Idle good.
2001 Ford Ranger- 2.3L 4 Cylinder110,000Visitor
Engine misfire or bucking on acceleration. Net fixed yet.
2000 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6195,000Visitor
has a hard mis fire when getting up to the speed up to 70
2000 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V6106,000Visitor
truck bucks and cuts out when giving gas usually in 4th to overdrive. Also happened on a 2000 automatic at 200000 miles....
2003 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6240,000Visitor
Bucking, misfiring, check engine light flashing, mechanic checked and no codes appear.
2003 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V682,000Visitor
have not had problem repaired yet. just looking at the cause. will check for repairs soon.
2005 Ford RangerVisitor
Truck sputtering when accelerating
2002 Ford Ranger- 2.3L 4 Cylinder200,000Visitor
Manual trans. Go 65-70 then all of a sudden bogs down to 45-50 and I need to go into 4th gear to accelerate.
2002 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6144,600Visitor
Engine Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds
2002 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V646,000Visitor
merging onto freeway the truck has severe bucking when accelerating up to highway speeds. Then stops while cruising at steady speed. only happens under strong acceleration .(i.e. going up steep hill, merging onto highway )
1999 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6122,000Visitor
My ranger does this bucking as we'll and sometimes at idle it runs very rough, no cel lights at all. I changed the wires plugs and fuel filter still runs terrible!
2000 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6150,000Visitor
ENGINE STALLS AND BUCKS. SOMETIMES WILL NOT RESTART.
1993 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6Visitor
Feels like loses power and cuts on and off going down the road I can push in the clutch and it will cut in and out how to play with the gas to keep it going hello
2002 Ford Ranger- 4.0L V6100,000Visitor
Truck sputters when picking up speed on the highway , speeds vary
2001 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V697,000Visitor
check engine light illuminated, engine bucks when accelerating after warmup.
2003 Ford Ranger- 3.0L V6108,000Visitor
Misses at high rpm.not fixed
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