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53,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Ford Ranger engine problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 282012


  • 53,000 miles


My truck was parked with the engine off and cold and there was a dripping puddle of antifreeze under it on the right side. Checked all the hoses and connections and the thermostat housing and water pump and everything was dry. Checked the Radiator and Overflow Tank and it was okay as well. Got a flashlight and noted that the right side head gasket sticks out towards the front of the engine by an inch and it was leaking right there. This is BS! As much as vehicles cost these days and repairs to them, you'd think FORD would slap a recall on this issue and address it and repair it before people are having their motors grenade on them. If this keeps up, I'm going back to JEEP or Dodge.

- , Shelbyville, IL, USA

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