About Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company from 1983 to 2011 model years for North America. The first Ford Ranger was introduced in 1983 to replace the Ford Cruiser. It has been the best-selling compact truck in the United States from 1987 to 2004. Before it ended production in 2011, it has been through three generations.
The second generation Ford Ranger (1993-1997) was a facelifted version of the first generation (1983-1992). It was powered by 2.3 L Lima LL23 inline-4 engine, 2.9 L Cologne V6 engine, 3.0 L Vulcan V6 engine and 4.0 L Cologne V6 engines attached to 5-speed manual transmissions and 4-speed A4LD automatic transmission. An updated Ford Ranger was introduced in 1997 for 1998 model year was the second generation Ford Ranger (1998-2012). It offered XL, XLT, Sport and battery electric version Ford Ranger EV so on. Available engines ranged from 2.3 L Duratec inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine to 4.0 L SOHC V6 gasoline engine. And except the 5-speed manual transmission carried over from previous generation, it added 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions.
Ford Ranger Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
According to the Carcomplaint.com, Ranger truck users have put forward some problems about it based on their driving experience. In order to help more people maintain their Ford Ranger better, here we listed the two most common problems and tips:
First, engine is misfiring. Though drivers said their engine would misfire, however, except that, other engine problems such as slow acceleration, poor fuel economy, difficulty starting, bad gas mileage and rough idle happened a lot as well. What's more, the Check Engine Light may be illuminated from time to time. In general, you can check whether spark plug, spark plug wire, oxygen sensors, EGR valve gasket or throttle cable need to be replaced if above symptoms occur.
Second, suspension system problem. This problem is easy to diagnose. Drivers often could hear rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the vehicle. Sometimes, it would be hard to handle or has a slow response in vehicle handling. Then it must have something wrong with the torsion bar.
It is certain to be better if perform a routine maintenance to your Ranger as it is usually too late for you to change a new auto part. Headlight helps drivers to see more clearly on road conditions. Hand handle helps passengers to get in or out the vehicle more conveniently even protects their safety while car is running. They are auto parts easily got ignored. Please remember to maintain them regularly.
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