fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,621 miles

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1998 Ford Ranger suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022006

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,864 miles


: the contact stated while driving at any speed a squeaking noise came from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the upper and lower control arms, tie rods and bearings were replaced.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
At 30000, the first serpentine belt was replaced. The dealer said there was nothing they could do because the belt was not covered under the warranty. The belt has been replaced twice more since then, and the vehicle only has 52000 miles. Around 40000 miles, the front suspension started clunking every time you hit a bump. The mechanic who inspected the front end stated that the front suspension bushings are what is causing the clunk.

- Stevensville, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 282001


  • miles
After reading other customer complaints regarding the Ford Ranger, I feel I must repair the front wheels on my truck. The front wheels started making loud noises when they turned left or right.. I was told the wheel bearings needed replacing. This is expensive. This car only has $27,000 miles on it and replacing the wheel bearings sound a little to major for a low mileage car. Yet for my safety and others I need to have this done.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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