by Ford Ranger Owner on Apr 21, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
Recalls, recalls, and more recalls.
Poor accelleration, problems with
clutch, tinkling noise while driving,
howling noise while going into 1st,
squeeling while starting (pully coming
loose), front tire rubbing on
controller arm, probs w/ cruise cntrl,
bad tires, wiper motor, water
pump...the list goes on. Most of all
we had problems with Ford dealerships
being able to diagnose any of our
problems. They always seem to have an
excuse for every noise..."oh that loud
noise is normal" or "we hear it but it
isn't anything important."
This year's changes to the 1999 Ford Ranger include standard 15-inch silver styled wheels, a class III frame-mounted hitch receiver for V6 applications, and a spare tire access lock. All models get dual front cupholders and Dark Graphite has been added to the interior colors options list while Willow Green and Denim Blue have been removed as interior choices. The "Splash" model has been discontinued. A 3.0-liter V6 flexible fuel engine is available that is designed specifically for ethanol/gasoline fuel blends.