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Ford Ranger Sensors

Your Ford Ranger depends on many sensors to keep it up and running. Sensors give you an early warning when things in your Ford vehicle are performing suboptimally. Knowing more about sensors will make it easier for you to get what you need for your Ford Ranger.

What are some of the Ford Rangers different sensors?

This Ford vehicle uses many sensors. The options will depend on the year of the truck. These can tell the computer more information and show up on your Rangers instrument panel as well.

  • Oil level sensor: Determines if there is enough oil in the trucks engine so that everything stays lubricated.
  • Fuel temperature sensor: Identifies if the fuel gets too hot so that problems are caught early.
  • Speed sensor: Tells you how fast youre driving to adjust speeds as needed.
  • Air flow sensor: Calculates how much air is going into the trucks engine for combustion.
  • Fuel level sensor: Tells you how much fuel you have in the fuel tank..
  • Rain sensor: Senses the amount of rain on your windshield for your windshield wipers.
How is a sensor installed on a pickup?

Sensors are located all over the Ford Ranger. As such, the installation process is different for all of them. Many offer a plug-and-play style installation, meaning that you dont have to reprogram anything once the new sensor is in place. You can follow the instruction manual to learn how to replace the part. You can also choose to bring the part to a mechanic for assistance with installing it into your Ford truck.

What is an OEM part?

OEM parts are what the dealerships use. OEM is an abbreviation for "Original Equipment Manufacturer." It is the manufacturer that makes the parts for Ford, which is used when building the Ford Ranger. The alternative to OEM is aftermarket, which includes a large number of brands on the market. All brands are capable of making high-quality parts that will fit within your Ford Ranger.

How do you buy a sensor?

You should review a few details before you buy a sensor for your Ford vehicle to ensure that you are able to find whats needed and address concerns.

  • Type: Determine what type of sensor you need to replace in your truck.
  • Model year: Identify the model year to get a sensor that will fit.
  • Brand: Choose an OEM or aftermarket part.
  • Materials: Review materials to ensure it will hold up in the conditions you expose your truck to.