Ford Ranger parts are confidently included in the specifications as you buy this compact pickup truck. Ford ranger was introduced way back in 1982 partly for the reason of combating the smaller imported Japanese trucks that were adamantly conquering the automotive industry then. As this compact pickup truck has been released, it automatically became an immediate hit and has become a consistent sales leader in the market's truck segment. The reason for its being such a universal vehicle is due to its do-it-yourself and go-anywhere appeal to the public users.
Most truck buyers would always go for the one which will fit their needs and lifestyle. And fortunately, Ford Ranger obliges to provide the satisfaction that consumers are looking for with the variety of versions it offers such as the long, box, short box, regular cab and extended cab types in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. In 1998, Ford Ranger has been a complete bestseller for 13 years straight in Canada. The redesigned trim packages of S, XL, XLT, and the Splash versions have continuously warmed the hearts of the auto aficionados. These versions have been gifted with larger rooms, longer wheelbases, improved suspensions, and more precise steering.
The popularity being enjoyed by Ford Ranger is brought about by its being a little truck which is easy to maintain and really affordable. Topping the sales chart has long been a business for Ford Ranger. It carries with it not only the name of being a Ford vehicle but all the excellent qualities which are apparently what make the Ford vehicles known all throughout the world. Ford Ranger parts are likewise available for customizing to be able to attain the good looks and superb image every owner of it wants to project.
Thanks to the technological advancements that has carefully provided each of us with the availability of the internet. Ford Ranger parts are now much easier to purchase and secure. Well, mail catalogues provided for all consumers are a bit frustrating since the products therein are in limited selections which are offered with very high prices, plus the tiring wait for its delivery. Another big problem is the returning process of incorrect or damaged products. The availability of online catalogues nowadays is more convenient especially for busy shoppers.
A wide variety of Ford Ranger replacement parts, performance parts, OEM parts, aftermarket parts, and accessories are now offered in great online resources with much improved customer service. Plus, there is the enjoyable and short-time process of ordering and delivery.
I hear a hissing sound when I start and stop the engine of my Ford Ranger. Any tips on how I can pinpoint the location of the sound?
This may be a vacuum leak. The easiest way to find the source is to take a can of carburetor cleaner—preferably one that's safe to use around the oxygen sensor—and with your vehicle running, spray around all the hose connections, the throttle body, intake, etc. If you spray in the area where the source of the leak is, the engine will slightly bog down.
Fixing the leak may be easy or difficult, depending on what caused the leak in the first place. Usually, the small vacuum line is just loose, so you just have to reconnect and secure it in place. However, if you notice a crack or hole then you may have to seal or replace the entire component.
I'm having trouble starting my Ford Ranger. The battery's still okay and has lots of power left but my truck still won't start, and will stay that way until after an hour of trying. What might be the cause of this problem?
First thing you should check is the fuel pump relay. When you turn on the ignition, keep an ear out for the sound of the fuel pump running. If you don't hear it, then the relay might be loose or broken. Try wiggling it or pressing it to secure the part into place and see if that worked. If not, you might have to replace the relay.
However, if the fuel pump relay is working fine, inspect the fuel pressure regulator if it is working, or if it's not building pressure. This commonly occurs when it is cold out and your truck has to sit overnight.
When I shift gears in my Ford Ranger and let off the clutch, I can hear it make a sound that seems to be engaging in the gear from inside the cab. This happens when even when driving normally and even when I let off the clutch easily. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Yes, a clunk or any sound that's engaging in your gear is not normal. Try flushing out your transmission and change the filter to get rid of any debris that might have gotten stuck.
If this doesn't get rid of the sound then the problem might lie in the electronics on the rear end, which causes switching gears to not work properly. This issue is common in older Ford Rangers.
Recently, I had to drive my Ford Ranger through a couple feet of mud. Now, whenever I accelerate, my truck starts to bog down. Could the problem have something to do with my driving through mud, and how can I fix this?
Yes, driving it through mud may have caused your Ford Ranger to bog down whenever it accelerates. Inspect the air intake, air box, air filter, and the mass airflow sensor and clean them out should you find debris stuck inside.
The Two Faces of the Ford Ranger: Equally Strong, Equally Beautiful
Released in two completely different versions, the Ford Ranger is the pickup of choice for many people due to its competence in gliding over smooth pavements and treading on rough terrain. With two distinct models out in the market—one for North America and one sold internationally—the Ford Ranger showed that it could make diverse products, both with specially-crafted features and provided with innovative mechanisms tailor-made for specific needs of the version, and at the same time giving the world a taste of unified reliability and durability with its trucks.
The American model (1983-2012)
The North American version of the Ranger was manufactured in 1982 for the 1983 year model and ended production in 2011. It received several updates during its 29-year production run namely the 1989 model year facelift, the coming of the second-generation model in 1993, another facelift—this time for the 1998 year model, and some small second-generation cosmetic changes for the 2001, 2004, and 2006 model years.
The international version (1998-present)
Outside North America, the Japanese-built Mazda B-Series was became the Courier in 1971, which later on became the Ranger people know and love in 1998. The work horse of Ford Motor Company established itself to have car-like steering, superb road performance, high towing capacity, grunty diesel, accommodating cabin and storage space, well-sized tray, and plush interior design.
The product is being sold around the world as part of the company’s One Ford strategy. All in all there are 20 variants comprising single cabs (single-cab chassis, single-cab ute); super cabs (extended-cab chassis, extended-cab ute); and double cabs (dual-cab chassis, dual-cab ute).
There are also “Hi-Rider” versions with raised suspension; two main trim levels (XT and XLT, of which the latter gives more convenience/comfort features such as dual-zone climate control, floor carpets, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and privacy glass); and a choice of 4 x 2 or 4 x 4.
Internationally-sold Ford Rangers are powered by a 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbo diesel engine, connected to an optional six-speed automatic. They are even taller, longer, and wider than before. With a 3350-kilogram towing capacity, the Ranger is one of the most picked dual-cab segments—an ultra-versatile vehicle that can help with the trade during the week while transporting the family in the weekend. The vehicle is praised for its smooth ride, with passengers experiencing little to no bouncing. The diesel is refined, with the vehicle not producing rattle under acceleration.