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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,543 miles

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1998 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #5

May 272004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,717 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck. Pulsating brake pedal, L suspected warped front brake rotors. I had similar problem with 1991 Ford Explorer. First occurance in March 2001 Ford replaced rotors under warranty on 2/12/2001, vehicle had 24,170 miles at time of repair.second time with similar problem at 42717 miles only 18547 miles after first problem on 5/27/2004. Rotors had to be replaced again they were rusty and pitted. I paid for this repair the dealer was going to take it up with Ford rep but claim was denied. I have had numerous conversation with dealership service rep to no avail. One service rep I talked to insinuated that Ford Ranger are prone to this problem. I have called Ford and opened a complaint file. I am convinced Ford has a quality problem with brake rotors on this model. Everyone agrees rotors shouldn't wear this fast. I take very good care of my vehicles.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 062003

(reported on)

Ranger

  • 30,000 miles
Brake rotors are wearing out prematurely and need to be replaced.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 011999

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Clutch slave cylinder bolts came out knocking hole through transmition case.transmission cross member had to be cut out after speed nuts broke loose.heater failed three times.thermostat replaced twice didn't help.bolts holding cooling fan on came out.switch for dome light failed, and brake rotors warped.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 022000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a slow stop steering wheel would shake. Brake rotors have been turned and replaced two times. Dealer will not replace them again.

- Lock Port, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 281999

Ranger

  • miles
Rotors severly rusted and worn required premature replacment.

- Marwood, PA, USA

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