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Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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

Ford Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Ford Ranger
Clutch Replacement
$0 - $0
1990 Ford Ranger
Head Gasket Replacement
$0 - $0
1990 Ford Ranger
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$1069 - $1510
1990 Ford Ranger Engine: 2.3L 4 Cylinder
Water Pump Replacement
$260 - $394
1990 Ford Ranger Engine: 2.3L 4 Cylinder
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$149 - $218

Ford Ranger Problems

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.

Hesitation when accelerating

Bogging, hesitation or stalling may be experienced during moderate to heavy acceleration. This can be caused by a failing of many sensors or modules in the fuel injection system. It is recommended to have an experienced shop perform diagnosis to find the root of the problem.

Hard to Start Cold, Stalling at Idle

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 accelerator pedal is not pressed.

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Ford Ranger Questions

removed shifter and think I knocked transmission out of neutral while doing it- (1 answer)

when I put shifter back in the wheels are turning while motor is running and shifter is supposedly in neutral...wheels won't turn in any supposedly gear while motor is running...if I let out clutch while supposedly in a gear motor bogs down and cuts off...how do I fix this please?

When I push the trotel down for more speed it misses when I nearly press (1 answer)

It happens every time I drive it

Changed the synchronizer shaft, but the noise is still there. any other reasons? (1 answer)

The noise was more evident as I accelerator it. I changed the synchronizer shaft, but the noise is still there.

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Ford Ranger Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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Ford Ranger Reviews

This is my 3rd Ranger XLT and my 1st with 4wd - extended cab with rear doors Have had very good experiences with all three vehicles (1988, 2001previously). The only problem I've had with this truck is the transfer case shift control motor quit working a couple of years back. Tech stated I would have to cycle the switch on a regular basis or the motor stops working through disuse. He rebuilt...
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 own a 98 ranger extended cab stepside 4x4 xlt it has the 3.0 with 200,000 miles and still runs like a champ. but recently just found out rear leaf spring bracket broke and poked a hole in the bed and that is the only problem I have had. I would recommend this truck to anyone.

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