2009 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Ford Ranger

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2009 Ford Ranger Problems

Hesitation when accelerating

Bogging, hesitation or stalling may be experienced during moderate to heavy acceleration. This can be caused by a failing of many sensors or modules in the fuel injection system. It is recommended to have an experienced shop perform diagnosis to find the root of the problem.

Engine 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.

Higher Than Normal Engine Idle

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.

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2009 Ford Ranger Questions

what is the rattle sound which seems to come from catalytic converter area? (1 answer)

noise most evident when idling.

The climate control is not adjusting the temp in the truck. All I get is hot air (1 answer)

Regardless of where the knob is, alli get is hot air. The A/C won't turn on either. Would that be the climate control module? Is there something I can look at myself to try to diagnose the issue?

miss fires bucks at highway speeds when trying to speed up or up bridge (3 answers)

does not do it all the time if i step on gas hard truck takes off and runes ok. Check engine light flashed on off for 1 to 2 min one time. have not had checked for any codes yet

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2009 Ford Ranger Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Exterior Lights May Not Function as Expected

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 2009 Ranger Trucks Due to Possible Wheel Spindle Failure

Ford has recalled certain 2009 Ranger 4x2 trucks because of a manufacturing flaw in the front wheel spindles. The wheel spindles could fail, which may increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will replace the front wheel spindles as necessary.

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

I have an 09 ford Ranger. I have had multiple problems with the heat blender door becoming stuck. Now this usually happens on the heat side which in winter is not a problem, but now that warmer weather is here it sucks, can not run a/c. Is this a common problem and does anyone know a way of changing the blender door with out having to remove the interior dash components?

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