definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,550 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102005


  • 100 miles


The prolbem with this truck seating at the light the seat seems little be high can not see the street traffic light if you the first one, secondly the turning radius it is terrible when you turn to the left only goes 3/4 of the way while other trucks can turn 180 degrees one way it is fine to the left but to the right not good. This problem since we own the truck.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 142010


  • 81,000 miles
Recently I encountered a problem with my 2004 Ford Ranger. The harmonic balance pulley came apart. The website carcomplaints.com has at least 14 incidence of harmonic balance failure on other Ford models. Can you investigate this issue and verify my findings? in my opinion, the problem has serious safety ramifications because of the systems involved. The harmonic balance pulley driving the serpentine belt that power the steering and brake pumps. The loss of both pumps has the potential of causing an accident. The loss of the serpentine belt will also cause over heating. I believe Ford should inspect and make repairs to this component on its vehicles without charge to the customer.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

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