2004 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
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2004 Ford Ranger ProblemsUpdated Differential Clutch Kit Available if Rear End Noise is Heard
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.
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.
A buzzing type noise may be noted from upper engine area at about 1900 RPM, under light acceleration. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by loose ignition coil bracket bolts. Coil bracket bolts should be checked for the correct torque before further diagnoses is performed.
2004 Ford Ranger QuestionsAfter my truck runs for about 20 min. alarm sounds at random times (2 answers)
sounds like the seat belt isn't attach that kind of sound and wont stop doesnt matter if its a long trip or short trip
the transmission fluid is also leaking into the radiator and filling the overflow tank
This leak was causing antifreeze to get into the automatic transmission and the transmission fluid to get into the radiator and fill the collection tank. He is replacing the radiator and flushing the transmission. he told me the bill would be around $1200.00. is that a fair price?
2004 Ford Ranger RecallsDriver'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.
In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Saipan. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-343 regarding the front passenger air bag inflators only. The driver's air bag inflators will continue to be addressed by that recall.