2001 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Ranger
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2001 Ford Ranger ProblemsEngine 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.
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.
Ranger 3.0L and 4.0L
The temperature gauge on the instrument panel may fluctuate and give incorrect readings. If this happens, a new gauge and sender kit should be installed. The sending unit "sends" the information to the gauge.
2001 Ford Ranger Questionsi am thinking about buying a 2001 ranger 4x4 4.0 v6 off some guy. it only has 63k miles and looks like its been very taken care of. he priced it at 6800 i offered him 5k cash. should i buy this truck for that price? (2 answers)
6 ft super cab
Its leaking antifreeze near the thermostat housing and its puddling up behind it what's wrong?