hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 302008

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Loud squealing coming from the front axle: Excluder (dust) seals. My local Ford dealer has replaced these seals twice already. Now they have went out again. The noise is extremely loud and embarrassing. I have no doubt I'll get a ticket for faulty equipment if an officer hears it. I don't even want to drive it due to the noise. Now that my truck is out of warranty, I fear Ford won't fix their defective parts. I have contacted the dealer who replaced them the last time; however they have not returned my call. On a side note: I take meticulous care of my Ranger and never abuse it. There is no way a seal like this should go out this many times, and from what I've read there are several people with this problem. Ford needs to fix their defective parts once and for all.

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 242003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that the front cv joints are making a "cracking" noise when turning corners or applying the brakes. Dealer diagnosed that the seals were defective and replaced them. 1 week later cv joints began cracking again.

- Portland, OR, USA

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