Ford Ranger Heater Only Works While Driving: 5 Common Causes

If your Ford Ranger’s heat only works when driving, there are five leading causes you should check.  They are low coolant, air pockets, a bad heater core, an airlocked cooling system, and a malfunctioning thermostat. We’ll start with the easy-to-check common problems and work our way to the harder-to-deal-with rarer issues that could be affecting … Read more

Ford Ranger Check Engine Light On: Why and What to Do

The check engine is the most common warning light that appears in the Ford Ranger’s instrument cluster.  Well over half of this site’s content is related to solving the various reasons why the check engine light comes on. The good news is that the check engine light indicates that there are Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) … Read more

Ford Ranger Soft Brake Pedal Causes

If your Ford Ranger has a soft brake pedal, it is a sign of a serious brake system issue. It’s usually caused by air entering the system in some way through a leak.  This article covers the six most common causes of a soft brake pedal as well as a solid diagnostic order if you … Read more

Ford Ranger Alarm Keeps Going Off: Causes + How to Fix

Your Ford Ranger’s alarm system is designed to detect potential intruders, keep its contents safe, and keep them from driving your truck away. However, it is not uncommon for a car alarm to go off, or keep going off, for no apparent reason– also known as false or “nuisance alarms”.  This article will discuss some … Read more

Ford Ranger Key Fob Not Working: 5 Common Causes

If your Ford Ranger’s key fob is not working, the most common reason is a dead battery. Followed by water damage or fob failure.  Below, we’ve listed everything you need to do to get your truck’s fob working again. A dead battery is the most common reason a Ford Ranger’s key fob fails. Table of … Read more

Ford Ranger Bad Fuel Mileage: Causes

If you’re filling your truck up regularly and still getting crummy mileage, there are a few things that could be to blame. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons your Ford Ranger is getting bad gas mileage. Before diving in, it’s important to note whether or not your Ranger’s check engine … Read more

Ford Ranger Metal Shavings in Oil: Causes

If your Ford Ranger has metal shavings in the oil, it almost always indicates engine damage, but it’s not always easy to tell what is causing the issue. This article will help you figure out what’s going on with your truck. Metal shavings accompanied by a knocking sound typically indicate your Ranger has spun a … Read more