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2005 Ford Ranger suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • miles


Dear sirs; I am a night shift autoworker at Ford Ranger plant in St paul. My job is to build and mount a swaybar on the rear axle. For over a year I have expressed my concerns to management about the proper angle to mount the swaybar brackets. I feel like I have been stonewalled, told things like "it doesen't matter". it does matter to our customers. They want that swaybar to be perfect. It might make all the difference if there has to be a hard swerve to avoid a deer or child in the road. There needs to be some numerical point of reference on record in the manufacturing process guidelines. The operator either needs a tongue and groove system on the axle and swaybar bracket and/or some type of fixture that would act as a guide to insure the correct angle is achieved for every build process. There also needs to be an instrument that capable of checking each one for correct angle.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

May 012005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated there is vibration in the rear end of vehicle while going approximately 50 mph. The service dealer can't find the problem. They did replace the tires on the vehicle, but this did not resolve the problem.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

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