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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,333 miles

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1998 Ford Ranger lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 022009

Ranger

  • 73,000 miles

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

This is a 98 Ford Ranger XLT with 73,000 miles, my problem is the turning signals from my 98 Ford Ranger, everytime that I turned my truck on it makes a squeaking sound around my steering wheel, then right away my left turning signal light turns on by itself, right away when the left turning signal light turns on by itself the squeaking sound goes away, so now to quit my left turning signal light from keeping lighting on by itself I have to push down the emergency button on top of my steering wheel which turn both turning signal lights on, then right away I have to push it down again to turn them off, at that time there is no squeaking sound, but after 5 or 10 more minutes the annoying sound comes back on and I have to do the whole process again to turn off the squeaking sound, it just started to happened 3 months ago.

- Layton, UT, USA

problem #2

Jul 222007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Ranger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the hazard switch. The vehicle was taken to the garage and the turn signal switch was replaced. The manufacturer informed the contact that there were no recalls. The current and failure mileages were unknown.

- Smokerun, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998

Ranger

  • miles
Signal lever is 15-20 degrees to right or left of center, it does not stay engaged when turning have to hold the lever and turning with the other hand. Two dealers indicated problem was due to a design flaw. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

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