pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


My husband's Ford Ranger seems to be drinking gas! He commutes 50 miles to work and 50 back home again. At first we thought it was just the trip but then he started to notice that he was having to fill up more and more often. We can go about 50 miles on a quarter of a tank which is terrible compared to what we used to get. I am a stay at home mom so my husband started driving my camry so we could save some money on gas.

I took the truck for an oil change and shortly after (maybe a day or two) the check engine light came on so I took it into the dealer. They ran tests and said that the fuel air mixture was off in the engine. But they said that the computer system did not say where the problem was only that there was an actual problem. When they ran more tests to find the problem, the truck's computers did not recognize any problem. The man working at the dealership was very nice and did not charge me for the diagnostics. He reset the computers and told me that the only thing that I can do is drive it till the engine light comes back on which I cant afford to do. He did have an "educated guess" about what the problem could be but that "guess" would have cost my husband and I over $400 dollars.

PLEASE contact me if anyone is having the same type of problem at amandagray518@yahoo.com

- , Temple, GA, USA

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