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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
46,028 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2001 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 042010

Ranger XLT 4

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Engine accelerates on it's own ... manual trans. ... put the clutch in & with foot off the gas ... rpms rev from 2500 up to 3400 and back a few times ... has been intermit. problem over the last 4 years ... have replaced idle air control 3 times ... fuel sensor once ... each time it goes away for awhile .. reappears in about 10-12 months .. dealer was stumped last time .. they ran some 'cleaner' through the system ($105) ... lasted about 4 days ...

i bought this truck new thinking a 'new' vehicle would be trouble free at least for the first few years (I tend to keep vehicles 8-10 years ... 100k miles min). This has been a troubled truck since I purchased it. Always something going year after year. I think (each time) this will be the last fix.

This has been my first Ford .... and definitely my last ....

- , Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 072007

Ranger XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,056 miles

ranger accelerates when braking. while standing on brakes revs to 3000rpm an peels out. very dangerous.

- , Ashland, OH, USA

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