Ford Ranger owners have reported 10 problems related to ignition module (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Ranger based on all problems reported for the Ranger.
My 2001 Ford Ranger 3. 0 liter automatic has a lot of pre-ignition under load, regardless of outdoor temperature. I have had 2 different dealerships say there is no way to change the timing to relieve the symptoms. An independant shop told me that that there was a Ford technical service bulletin addressing the issue. He said that the problem comes from a control module that changes the engine timing as needed for maximum performance. Is there such a cure for me?.
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There is a loud pinging noise coming from engine at all times, at any speed. Dealer replaced computer module, and pinging noise was still there, just not as loud as before. Consumer was told by mechanic this problem would ruin pistons.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford Ranger.
Computer parts regulating the transmission, drive train, and engine have failed on four different occassions. The last incident, June 19, 2000, the truck switched from 2 wheel drive into four wheel drive while the vehicle was in motion rounding a corner. This sudden jolt caused the truck to tip onto two wheels and then slam back down. Both myself and my passenger were tossed around the truck causing head, neck, and back injuries. The truck had been in for similar problems atleast three times prior to this incident. My truck is only 40 days old and I am already scared to drive it due to fear of serious bodily injury. I can't possibly imagine that I am the only person who is experiencing these problems with the 2000 Ford Ranger.
While driving truck cuts off. After a few minutes, truck starts back up. Problem was reported to the dealership. A computer chip was ordered to correct the problem.
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Vehicle continually experiencing sudden acceleration, repaired throttle valve assembly, reprogrammed computer and replaced idle air control valve. Mjs.
See all problems of the 1998 Ford Ranger.
Computer system is possibly defective. Vehicle does not idle down from speed upon release of pressure on gas pedal. Dealer contacted, and cannot remedy the problem. Problem still exists.
High speed engine miss due to defective computer.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford Ranger.
When driving truck stalls, dealer said problem is the computer system and they are trying to make a part and it would take 3 months , now it has already been 9 months and manufacturer hasn't made the part . Please describe .
When traveling consumer noticed dimmer lights come on. Also windshield wipers and the door warning light would come illuminated on the dash. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer stated the computer chip has gone bad.
Gas pedal fell off, leaving consumer stranded. Computer program is causing the vehicle to surge. Dealer had to reprogram computer.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford Ranger.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||