2006 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Ranger

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.

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.

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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.

An internal fault may develop within the multi-function turn signal switch. This can affect turn signal, tail, hazard, and/or brake light operation. Non-functioning exterior lights could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C18.

Ford recalls 2006 E150, E250, E350 Escape, Expedition, F150, Ranger, Taurus, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Mountaineer due to a possible lack of lubricant on the wiper motor output shaft gear. Eventually, loss of wiper function will result. Dealers will grease the wiper motor gears as necessary.

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My 2006 Ranger XLT 5-speed needed a new driveshaft at 90000 miles, then a broken valve spring necessitated further repair. The vehicle is running well at present, no problems. I bought it used and have no idea how the previous owner treated it. The AC is fine, the heater works well, and the truck seems to be built very strongly. It does ride somewhat hard, but some weight in the back might impr...

This Ranger XLT 5-speed needed a new driveshaft at 90,000 miles, then a broken valve spring necessitated further repair. The vehicle is running well at present--I bought it used thus have no knowledge of how the previous owner treated it. It seems to be built very strongly but does ride hard. Perhaps some weight in the back would help. The truck has plenty of power (4.0 engine) but gas mileage ...

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