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1997 Ford Ranger Problems

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Most Common 1997 Ford Ranger Problems

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 ...
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 ...
If you experience cold starting problems, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steadily and run when the acce...
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1 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Brakes Problem

Moisture inside the rear brake drum assemblies can cause the rear drum brakes to grab, or lock when first driving. Inspect the rear brakes, replace the rear shoes as needed, and make any adjustment...

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Drive Train Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Electrical & Lights Problems

9 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Engine Problems

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 ...
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 ...
If you experience cold starting problems, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steadily and run when the acce...

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Ranger Suspension & Steering Problems

10
Known 1997 Ford Ranger Problems & Complaints

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 ...
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 ...
If you experience cold starting problems, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steadily and run when the acce...
Moisture inside the rear brake drum assemblies can cause the rear drum brakes to grab, or lock when first driving. Inspect the rear brakes, replace the rear shoes as needed, and make any adjustment...
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 ...
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 engin...
The Ford Ranger V6 is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which creates a...
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 i...
If oil is leaking from the gaskets and seals, the engine needs to be resealed.
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 b...
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