2001 Ford Ranger Overview

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2001 Ford Ranger Overview

The 2001 Ford Ranger continued its reign as the hottest selling compact pickup truck in the US. An exterior redesign for the '01 model year gave the new Ranger a more intimidating appearance, with a big-shouldered front end and sturdy new side flares. This incarnation of the Ranger looked a lot closer to its roots in farm and ranch, borrowing design cues from the F-150.

Three trims were available for the '01 Ranger: XL, XLT, and the new Edge trimline. The Edge trim, a sporty monochrome styling aimed at younger drivers, featured interior and exterior touches that mirrored some of the ways tuners had customized earlier Rangers. XL, the entry-level trim for the 2001 Ranger, offered plenty of comfort; XLT added some interior touches, as well as incorporating options like power windows and mirrors. Bodystyles available were Flareside and Styleside; cab configurations offered were two-door Regular Cab, and two- and four-door extended cab SuperCab.

Shipped with a 2.3 liter inline-4 engine, the '01 Ford Ranger offered two attractive upgrade options for drivers seeking more muscle under the hood: a 3.0 liter V-6 or a new single overhead cam 4.0 liter V6 delivering 207 horsepower and plenty of torque. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive options were available; Ford's proprietary part-time four-wheel drive system provided the flexibility to meet varying road conditions.

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    2001 Ford Ranger 4 Wheel Drive Probs

    2001 ranger xlt. front differential will not disengage. when I take it out of 4 wheel, the transfer case does disengage. However, the front driveshaft remains spinning. My mpg have dropped by about 3 ...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 hours ago)

    Starting Problems

    i have a 2001 ford ranger and when i go to turn the key it doesn't try to crank over at all but i have full battery power we got a new starter we check all relay and fuses and check the fuel pump i ...

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer 6 days ago)

    Transmission Swapping And Retrofit

    Can I put an easier to find 2001 ranger 2wd auto trans 5r55e into a 97 ranger 2 wd auto that has a problem filled 4r44e trans? And will it register and accept the extra gear? Would be going from an...

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    What Truck Years Is Interchangeable With A 2001 Ford Ranger Edge?

    I have a 2001 ford ranger edge and It was wrecked. now I need to know what year body parts will be interchangeable with it? It has a extended cab 2 wheel drive stepside.

    1,153 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    Battary Light On And Showing Low Voltage

    ok my batt light is on and showing low voltage. had the alt checked its good and brand new batt. check fuses all good.I decided to hit my cruise control sitting still and the light can on them back ...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)