hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,400 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 162008

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


Fuel tank filler neck cracked.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #5

May 082006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
Gas fill hose defected and cracked, I tried to get one from salvage yard and the guy told me every hose they tried to save was also cracked in the same place and that he has people coming in all the time asking for the same hose for a 95 through 97 there is a strong gas vapor and poor gas mileage resulting from hose a new hose can only be purchased for a Ford dealer and the cost is around $258 I have not yet replaced the hose because of the cost and I don't wont to sped all this money if I will have the same problem 3 years later I did try to repair hose by patching it with a tube repair kit because of the cost but it didn't correct my problem with the gas vapors. It worries me that a fire could result or the fumes could be harmful to my health and the environment.

- Middlesex, ND, USA

problem #4

Nov 142005

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,225 miles
1) on the evening of 11/14/05 I stop at a gas station to fill up my tank. After I filled up the tank I could smell a strong smell of gasoline. I checked to make sure that I didn't spill any when removing the nozzle. I looked under my car and I could see a gas leak dripping at a moderate pace. I immediately called a friend who works on cars and he told me to take it to the mechanic to avoid catching fire from the fumes. 2) the very next morning I took the car to my mechanic and he told me it was probably a crack in the filler hose. He also mentioned that they have seen many Ford Ranger with the exact same problem. 3) my mechanic was correct on diagnosing the leak and I had to have a new gas tank filler hose installed. The overall cost was $458.60 and I lost a full day of work.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 082005

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 154,178 miles


While fueling vehicle fuel spilled from the top of fuel tank creating a environmental and safety issue. While traveling home fumes made both occupants feel sick. Upon inspection found the fuel filler hose split due to Ford oblonging the hose for bed clearance with a metal clamp. Went online to a Ford chat forum and found this to be a common issue with Ranger trucks. This needs to be addressed before someone gets killed.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 191996

Ranger 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fuel cut-off switch is assembled incorrectly, comes TO0 close to passenger's seat and if bumped, it shuts off the fuel.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 241996

(reported on)


  • miles
When driving the fuel line cut off switch failed.

- Warnerrobins, GA, USA

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