1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 4.0 V6 engine idle

1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4.0 V6 engine idle
By Fudd on


1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB


Truck has been very good overall. One
problem I have had since new is engine
idles at 1500 rpm or higher for about
5 minutes until temp. guage comes up
to normal operating temp. Took to
dealer 2-3 times while in warranty and
they refused to correct the problem!
Have taken it to independent repair
facility and they have not been able
to fix it either. All of them say it
is sealed up,and no adjustments can be
made. Maybe true, but correct
component could be replaced to fix the
problem. The problem is amplified by
the fact I live on a mountain and
coming down it at half throttle can be
exciting--especially in winter. Hard
on brakes too.

Best Features

Ride is very comfortable for truck. Handle good.
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