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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
41,010 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. a new rear end (1 reports)
2004 Ford Ranger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282009

Ranger Edge 3.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,010 miles


the truck is awesome but the rear end going was a huge problem. I found one from a scrap yard and i got it cheap, but it is still expensive, my little truck has the small 3.0 but it has pulled loads that are huge i had a 4by8 trailer with side walls 4 feet high and it was loaded with 75 bundles of shingles off of a roof it pulled it no problem. 75 lbs per bundle. and it has done more but it is now failing just so you know the rear end is the worst i had to fight to get mine replaced, and they did it wrong when i changed my oil they noticed it was leaking after it was changed so there is a problem so watch out, if they replace it make sure they put all new seals in

- , Cornwall, ON, Canada

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