10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 052000

Ranger

  • miles

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

While driving on a narrow two-lane road, I proceeded to pass another vehicle. I accelerated and kicked the truck into passing gear. The throttle went to the wide open position and would not release. I used the brakes to fight the out of control engine and vehicle. I proceeded down the curvy for 3 to four miles until I got to a pullout place where I applied the brakes so hard that it killed the engine. The brakes were down to no pads, were very hot, and cooked out grease that caught on fire. I restarted the engine at which time the throttle was no longer stuck in the wide open position.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 211999

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission shifter cable has fallen on top of crossover pipe which is connected to the exhaust pipe, burning through cable. The 1998 model was equipped with an added heat shield to prevent burning. Brake pads, shoes and calipers replaced on (7-22-99).

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #3

May 141998

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Fron tand rear ABS brakes failed. Also replaced front brake pads and shoes.

- Kernersvil, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 191997

Ranger 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brake shoes failed.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 091996

Ranger

  • miles
Brake pads failed.

- Fraser, MI, USA

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