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#2573 of 2995 Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost
Dec 01, 2006 (4:29 am)
Iím in desperate need of some repair advice on my 1994 Ford Ranger (4 cyl, 5 speed manual transmission, 160,000 miles on it). I was on the freeway driving to work (about 65 mph) and the truck just died. Iíd suspected I was going to need to have some transmission work done in the near future, but was caught off guard when it just coasted to a stop on the shoulder.
I had it towed to a Ford dealer that told me it was going to cost around $600 just to diagnose the problem. I asked how that could be possible and was told that due to the age of the truck it was going to be more difficult to diagnose than what a newer model would be. Obviously, the truck is not worth much more than $600 in running condition (blue book value), but considering that I canít really afford a new vehicle right now, I donít see where I have much choice but to try to have it fixed.
Can someone tell me if the dealer is even close to being reasonable in quoting $600 to diagnose the problem? This just seems outrageous to me. Thanks for any insight or help anyone can offer.
#2574 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [keneke57]
Dec 28, 2006 (5:08 pm)
first of all i must say is take it somewhere else!!! $600 is outragious.. just because it is older doesn't mean it should cost more.. never go to the dealer. if you feel like its a transmission problem goto a trans shop first. but NO it should not cost more than $100 to check.
#2575 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [keneke57]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:20 pm)
Ok let me get this straight, the engine just died and the truck coasted to a stop? Given the trucks age and the fact that it was running fine and just up and quit, I would be looking at a possible fuel concern. More pointedly I would be looking at my fuel pump. They have a habit of just up and quiting, but not usually while running. They usually get shut off like normal, and then wont start back up.
As for the charges to diagnose, most shops I know charge about $30 for the first half hour of diagnostics, and if they go over that, then they automatically charge a full hour at about $50-$75/hr. If you let that dealership work on your vehicle at those rates, then you need to be drug outback and shot.. LOL
#2576 of 2995 Re: Ford Ranger Troubleshooting Cost [njdevils7]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:05 am)
I just had a tranny diag done for $70 and an engine diag for $30
#2578 of 2995 99 Ranger ABS-O/D light
Feb 16, 2007 (10:55 pm)
I have a 99 Ranger XLT 3.0 and tonight the ABS light came on when I started it up. When I put it into drive and started out, the O/D started to flash as well as the Check Engine light. It shifted really hard and I barely made it home. She has around 82k. What could this be? She can't be dead yet!
#2579 of 2995 Re: 99 Ranger ABS-O/D light [rugbeegirl]
Feb 16, 2007 (11:05 pm)
ABS sensor in the rear differential is broken. Something to try at least.
The ABS sensor error codes are not 'usual' check engine errors and I think must be pulled with a different tool, from a different plug.
But, it might still be worth it to have the error code pulled before throwing parts at the problem. If the light flashes, it should have set a code.
#2580 of 2995 Re: 99 Ranger ABS-O/D light [bolivar]
Feb 16, 2007 (11:16 pm)
I'm hoping that the tranny isn't bad. This is the first time she's done this. I read that the tranny is controlled by the computer, is there some sort of sensor that may have failed? Not really sure on how to "pull the code."
#2581 of 2995 99 ranger abs light od light blink and speedometer
Mar 21, 2007 (8:38 am)
all of a sudden my abs light came on my od light started to blink and my speedometer does not work tried replacing the abs sensor on the rear and my abs light went off but od light still blinks and speedometer does not work and i forgot to mention it revs high in first and shifts hard into second any suggestions
#2582 of 2995 A few problems with my Ranger...
Sep 08, 2007 (9:11 pm)