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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,500.00
Average Mileage:
103,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace timing chain gearing (1 reports)
2003 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012011

Ranger Edge 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 103,000 miles

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

Talk about job security for Ford, what are they thinking making timing chain parts and housing and gears PLASTIC??!! Sure to go out some time sooner rather than later , crumble rather in my particular case . AND... a common problem I heard from my trusted Ford Certified mechanic at 100, 000 miles . Beware it gets into the oil pan too!! A total top end rebuild, what a hassle for a vehicle less than 10 years old.

- , La Mesa, CA, USA

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