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2008 Ford Ranger Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2008 Ford Ranger Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, July 7, 2011

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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.

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2008 Ford Ranger Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Ford Ranger, 3.0L V6, Miami, FL

the check engine light came on had it checked out said that the cam position sensor was bad changed sensor and syncronizer 3 days after the light came back with the same code

RUFRIDERS420, 2008 Ford Ranger, 4.0L V6, Lowell, MA

I PUT A NEW ALTENATOR ON MY 2008 FORD RANGER 4.0L AND I CHANGE THE BATTERY AND IS NOT CHARGING PROPERLY, THE VOLTEGE REGULATOR IS PART OF THE ALTENEITOR AND I TRY ANOTHER NEW ALTENEITOR AND STILL N...

dman10, 2008 Ford Ranger, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Lodi, CA

Manual transmission, take off is fine and second gear seems ok, but the more acceleration the more shaking. when idling in nuetral seems to want to bog out. changed oil and now check engine light i...

Punkwhite, 2008 Ford Ranger, Wyandotte, MI

Checked the tires-rotated last week end. Was told maybe it's the brake. Truck is tremulus while I try to brake as the drivers wheel bumps along while front end does as well.Each time I break-a...

mickidog, 2008 Ford Ranger, 3.0L V6, Woodbine, GA

engine shuts down fuse box clicks

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

I got my 2008 Ranger XLT Super cab. A great truck until yesterday at 81k miles the engine starting making a rattling noise. I took a closer look and come to find out it is the bearing for the fan clutch shaft. That means that the whole front cover of the engine needs to be replaced. I can't see how this could be since the first tune up is at 100k. this should not happen. I'm not a happy camper in having to spend this kind of money on a truck that hasn't even reached the first tune up mark. The last ranger had a 2.5 lt engine with no problems like this.

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