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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$598.00
Average Mileage:
38,589 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacement of the two parts fixed the problem (1 reports)
2004 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182009

Ranger 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,589 miles

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

Discovered your informative site while researching for a recall notice. My truck has the very same problem as other complainers - chirp, more chirping, frequent squeal, and eventually all squeal. I expect a significant repair expense.

Update from Dec 29, 2009: Problem(s) discovered were: (1) tensioner bearings worn out, and (2) harmonic pulley appeared to be mounted wrong. Both parts were replaced which corrected the noise and cost $598.

- , Middletown, OH, USA

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