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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,264 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 142006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,264 miles


My 2004 Ford Ranger pickup has 45,265 miles on the odometer. I brought the vehicle to the local Ford dealership to get brake work done plus another issue as outlined in NHTSA complaint/confirmation#10151518. I was trying to get my vehicle an inspection sticker for the state of Massachusetts as well. I was told that I need new lower ball joints pn#F87Z-3050-ba in order to get my sticker. My vehicle is a 2004, with 45.264 miles of highway and secondary road usage only! no off road or severe usage at all! ball joint replacement and required front-end alignment cost me over $430! I have the bad ball joints in my possession. Vehicle is driven by me daily, to and from work only!

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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