5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,860 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 072005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,579 miles

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

1. no events leading to failure. 2. while trying to back out of a parking space the vehicle went forward. No damage was done to vehicle or property. The automatic transmission shift cable failed. It was worn thru do to contact with the exhaust pipe. 3. the automatic transmission cable was replaced with Ford F57Z7E395A. The broken cable is available.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 051997

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Loss of power due to failure of the power train control module/electronic shift (transfer case).

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 061997

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
4-wheel drive switch failed to engage in snow weather conditions.

- Running Springs, CA, USA

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