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1998 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 032000

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Spare tire given by Ford is P235 75 R15, this is the only size that will fit into the spare tire well, consumer currently has Firestone wilderness P265 75 R15 and would not be able to put a spare on if needed due to the differences in size.

- Camano Island, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 251999


  • miles
The spare tire is a 15 inch tire while the regular tire size is 16 inches. This may result in a loss of control/crash.

- Southwick, MA, USA

problem #1

May 231998

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone P235/75R15 spare tire locked up when consumer tried to engage 4-wheel drive unit causing loss of control and damaging rear gate of vehicle, due to size (balancing) of the axle.

- La Verkin, UT, USA

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