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Looking for some advice on my 2003 Ranger XLT. Its the 4.0 V6 with an automatic trans. First of all, I got this truck from a dealer who had the flexplate replaced a few weeks before I purchased it. Anyway, I was driving to work about a month ago and I suddenly lost all power to the drivetrain. Stepping on the gas was causing the engine to rev but no power to the wheels. Had it towed to a shop where the removed the started and discovered that the flexplate was cracked again. Had the torque converter, flexplate, and bearing replaced, ended up costing about $1800. That seemed to fix the issue up until yesterday. I noticed a strange engine sound and after taking a look under the hood, it looked like the crank pulley was out of alignment/wobbly. That coupled with the fact that the engine sounded all around terrible, I took it back to the shop today where they dropped the started and found that the flexplate is cracked AGAIN!! Thats 3 flexplates in about 3 months. The shop is saying that they're not sure why this keeps happening and for the life of me I have no idea either. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it!
 

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Looking for some advice on my 2003 Ranger XLT. Its the 4.0 V6 with an automatic trans. First of all, I got this truck from a dealer who had the flexplate replaced a few weeks before I purchased it. Anyway, I was driving to work about a month ago and I suddenly lost all power to the drivetrain. Stepping on the gas was causing the engine to rev but no power to the wheels. Had it towed to a shop where the removed the started and discovered that the flexplate was cracked again. Had the torque converter, flexplate, and bearing replaced, ended up costing about $1800. That seemed to fix the issue up until yesterday. I noticed a strange engine sound and after taking a look under the hood, it looked like the crank pulley was out of alignment/wobbly. That coupled with the fact that the engine sounded all around terrible, I took it back to the shop today where they dropped the started and found that the flexplate is cracked AGAIN!! Thats 3 flexplates in about 3 months. The shop is saying that they're not sure why this keeps happening and for the life of me I have no idea either. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it!
Looking for some advice on my 2003 Ranger XLT. Its the 4.0 V6 with an automatic trans. First of all, I got this truck from a dealer who had the flexplate replaced a few weeks before I purchased it. Anyway, I was driving to work about a month ago and I suddenly lost all power to the drivetrain. Stepping on the gas was causing the engine to rev but no power to the wheels. Had it towed to a shop where the removed the started and discovered that the flexplate was cracked again. Had the torque converter, flexplate, and bearing replaced, ended up costing about $1800. That seemed to fix the issue up until yesterday. I noticed a strange engine sound and after taking a look under the hood, it looked like the crank pulley was out of alignment/wobbly. That coupled with the fact that the engine sounded all around terrible, I took it back to the shop today where they dropped the started and found that the flexplate is cracked AGAIN!! Thats 3 flexplates in about 3 months. The shop is saying that they're not sure why this keeps happening and for the life of me I have no idea either. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it!



 
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