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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022011

Ranger LX 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


I got the truck in 06 ran great for 2yrs then it started to fall apart the transmission the front end the a/c the inside switches. overall i wish i never got the truck ford has been a big disappointment to me. ford will not pay or fix anything and they know about the problems i will never buy ford again i will put the vin number up i do not have it with me.

- , Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 162007

(reported on)

Ranger Edge 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

I've had this truck in 4 times to repair the transmission. The first was under warranty. The transmission wouldn't shift into first until after I started accelerating from a stop. The second time was for very hard shifting in parking lots with light throttle and sometimes surging/searching for the right gear with light throttle. The third time I had the valve body replaced and that helped the most, but it still does it often enough to be an annoyance.

- , Seattle, WA, USA

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