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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,300.00
Average Mileage:
79,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with new heads (1 reports)
  2. replaced entire engine with ford remanufactured long block (1 reports)
1999 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012008

Ranger XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

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

i bought this truck used in great shape with 64,000 miles. the truck was my first car i bought and financed so i treated it like my baby, had it regularly serviced and only put about 10,000 miles a year on it. around 95,000 miles my mechanic told me i had either a cracked head or bad gasket. so still having my extended warranty i took it to the dealership where they replaced the heads. everything was fine till about a month ago jan 2009 at 115,000 miles the heads cracked again! this time no warranty and everything is not good. i regret the day i ever bought a ford, grew up with a dad who always drove ford's and back then they were great cars and trucks. now they're pieces of junk! ill never buy a ford again! two cracked heads in 2 years says it all

- , Tahoe City, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272008

Ranger 4WE ExCab XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

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erratic temp gauge caused by cracked cylinder heads erratic temp gauge caused by cracked cylinder heads erratic temp gauge caused by cracked cylinder heads

I don't know where to begin. I bought this truck as a barely used vehicle in 2000 with 9000 miles on it. Up to now, it's been a real good truck. I drive it nice and I have always had it serviced by my home Ford/LM dealer. My dealer has been real good through all of this and they are frustrated too. The thing only has 63000 miles on it. The mechanic who took it apart told me the engine is about as good as it gets from a wear standpoint (except of course for the cracked heads). I have contacted Ford Customer Relations several times and all i get is stonewalled. It's like I bought the truck, paid it off, and now I have to buy all over again. It sucks. I can't get anyone from Ford to tell me if this is 'normal' - they're too chicken. I have been a loyal Ford guy for 36 years now and this ordeal has really soured me on the brand.

- , Davenport, IA, USA

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