Common Issues with the Ford Ranger Bed Liner and Why They Arise
Bed liners protect the bed of the Ford Ranger from damage caused by loading and unloading the truck bed. They are made to be durable so they could endure any punishment dished out to them. Unfortunately, the bed liners could also cause a number of problems with the Ford Ranger. Here, we look at some of them.
Pooling of water
Spaces in between the liner and the bed of the Ranger could hold a good amount of water. The water gets stuck in this middle layer, unable to escape. The water pools slowly, increasing in size. The water itself shouldn't be much of a problem; it is the rust and the corrosion you should be looking out for. Water enters the lining because of small opening at the edge of a bed liner. These opening are sometimes the result of improper bed liner installation; most of the time, these small holes are almost unavoidable and simply one of the cons of installing a bed liner.
Noise and vibrations in a running Ford Ranger
The problem is prevalent with bed liners that are incorrectly installed or have become loose and unsecured. The wind caused by the movement of the vehicle moves the bed liner, causing it to flap against the bed of the truck, hence the noise and the vibration. This problem is easily fixed by securing the bed liner with the appropriate bolts and fasteners.
Bed liners may sometimes rub against the body of the Ford Ranger, scratching off the paint and exposing the bare metal to moisture and leaving it vulnerable to rust. Like the previous problem, this could be caused by loose, unsecured bed liners. Another cause is installing an ill-fitting bed liner to the truck bed. If the liner is bigger than it needs to be, its size could make it brush against the paint of the Ranger and damage it. This is remedied by trimming the bed liner or installing a completely new, direct-fit liner.