1997 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Ranger
1997 Ford Ranger Problems
The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.
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.
1997 Ford Ranger Questions
I have added coolant and still doesn't cool. I replaced the blend door a few months ago. The compressor clutch kicks on and off normally. I have tested the low side and it shows 'fully charged' at 45 psi. There is air coming from the vents. I haven't noticed the accumulator gettin...
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger. My ac doesn't cool at all. I have added freon and tested it with a gauge and it says it's fully charged. I've added leak detector and haven't found any leaks. The air compressor kicks on and off so I know it works and that my compressor switch is good. A...
My 1997 Ford Escort had "service engine soon" light on. My mechanic could find no problem and cleared the sensor. I am trying to get it smoged, but the air intake sensor has not reset yet.
1997 Ford Ranger Recalls
Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.
1997 Ford Ranger Reviews
I drive my 97 Ranger nearly 70 mile a day just going and coming from work. Almost 250,000 miles on it now and it got it first fluid leak from the heater control valve. Replaced it for less than $15 and topped off the radiator and I am back in business. And I have abused this thing going without oil changes, never changing the gear box and rear end lube. I might have to spoil it some and get tha...