1990 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Ranger

1990 Ford Ranger Problems

Problem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Reseal engine if oil leaks from gaskets/seals
If oil is leaking from the gaskets and seals, the engine needs to be resealed.
Front Brake Caliper Pins Can Corrode and Cause Brakes to Stick

The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.

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1990 Ford Ranger Questions

i got spark wont start.not even with starting fluid. (1 answer)

it has set out of gas for some time. could it have air in the lines/ stuck injectors? some sensor? i checked inertia valve.

1988 ford ranger wont start after replacing oil sensor (1 answer)

First off its a 1988 Ford ranger extended cab 2.9l v6. Can't turn over the car. (1 answer)

Starter motor will engage but won't crank engine. I check the ground no difference, new solenoid and starter motor no difference, totally replaced wire running from solenoid to started no difference. Only thing that will crank is if I get power directly from battery without the solenoid. Gett...

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1990 Ford Ranger Recalls

Recall 98E010000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.
Recall 91V189000
WHEN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION, THE PARK PAWL DOES NOT ALWAYS ABUT OR ENGAGE THE PARK GEAR.
Ford Recalls 1990 Ranger Trucks with 4.0L V6 Due to Sticking Throttle

Ford has recalled 1990 Ranger 4.0L V6 trucks because the throttle may stick and cause the throttle lever to contact the throttle body air intake tube. This may cause unintended acceleration, which could result in an accident. Dealers will replace the air inlet tube with a newly designed part.

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1990 Ford Ranger Reviews

well i've not had much trouble with mine at all in the last 6 yrs, gave $100.00 for it when i bought it, and been good to me since :)
Great junk hauler! wish it was more reliable...
Currently very happy with my little ranger nothing special paint is on the rather sad side but motor and tranny are excellent the truck currently has 197000 miles on it but to drive it you would not know it. I have had only one problem with the truck and that was the dam squirels eating up some of the wiring in which was a hell of a stunt but it lives on!!!

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