1990 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Ranger
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1990 Ford Ranger ProblemsHesitation 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.
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.
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.
1990 Ford Ranger QuestionsMy truck won't hold a charge on my batter my truck won't hold a charge (1 answer)
My truck won't hold a charge when I took it to AutoZone and have them hook up the machine to check my alternator it's right there machine out and the guy said it must be a wiring problem he didn't know what to do I also had a battery cable melt off the battery why would it do that but...
I took it to AutoZone they tested my battery and said it was fine I took it back to have them test my alternator they're making up to it answer machine free so the guy said there's gotta be some faulty wiring somewhere so now it won't hold a charge and I'm constantly jump-starting...
I flushed it out 4 times. changed radiator and thermostat 2 times.overheats within 5 to 10 minutes. it ends up filling overflow and boiling to a hot enough temp to were it is boiling.
1990 Ford Ranger RecallsRecall 98E010000
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.