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6.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,258.00
Average Mileage:
85,058 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace clutch slave cylinder (1 reports)
2003 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 282015

Ranger XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,087 miles

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

Equipped With Auto Transmission: When at a Stop Sign, with the brake applied the engine idling in drive the engine revved up suddenly as if in 1st and floored. When it happened, I pushed on the brake as hard as I could with the rear wheels laying rubber. My only other reflex was to turn the key off! This has happened once before approximately 9-10 months ago, I used the key then to. Being retired I thought the problem was caused from lack of driving the truck and didn't look for an answer! Years ago we used to call this a down-shifting problem, I don't remember the remedy then, but would really appreciate a solution now. I have NO choice but to park it until I know of a fix for it. My wife was with me at the time and it scared her enough to be upset for days! Someone could have been hurt or killed if I had lost control by not turning the engine off or if I didn't have good brakes allowing me the time to control it until remembering to use the key! This is my only form of transportation and carrier for yard equipment and/or supplies, so any information as soon as possible or available would be greatly appreciated, Many Thanks in advance.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 152013

Ranger XLT 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,345 miles

44,000 miles really clutch looked good, $1,256 later replaced clutch slave cylinder. GAS MILEAGE SUCKS

- , DuDois, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 142011

Ranger XLT 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Truck had 52000 miles when i got it, I changed all fluids ,motor,trans,power steering,radiator. About20,000 later shifting from rev to drive started to have a slow engagement of drive gear. Took truck to my friends garage to have trans filter n fluid flushed clean.Still the same. Added a can of shift additive. Still not better though I hope might be a stuck valve or soft seal somewhere. Still runs good thru all gears.

- , Duncansville, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262008

Ranger Edge 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,800 miles

while driving I put the vehicle in 4 wheel dr. and when I turned the switch to go back into 2 Wheel dr it to over 20 -30 miles before it went back and at that time I heard a lour thump under the vehicle.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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