I've owned a '95 F150 now for 11 yrs. Don't be cheep - get the O'ring when you buy the thermostat. For weekend warriors intent on attaining some rugged off-road spot on Saturdays or for those who need the practical workability of a pickup, this edition of the Ranger quickly demonstrates superior traits and offers an early indication, perhaps, that Ford will safely maintain its position with the country's best-selling compact truck. Now open the hood remove the oil filter cap add 5 quarts of oil. The reason being, that the cold winter months, the oil can get thick like molasses. Ford undertook measures that strengthened the truck's chassis and suspension system to create more control and smooth out the ride quality.
The thermostat is downstream inside the housing. On the highway, the Ranger can achieve 26 miles per gallon; in the city, the mileage drops to 22 miles per gallon of fuel. Remove the drain plug by turning the drain plug to the le … ft. Let oil completely drain reinstall drain plug. Any time designers and engineers tamper with such a proven success as the Ranger, the move becomes at best a tricky one, although with these improvements a safe and conservative course was selected. The truck will start funny at first because it will be deprived of gas for a moment but then it should be fine.
Through all experiences the Ranger exhibited surprisingly carlike ride sensations which felt firm yet comfortable in a pattern that seemed more closely akin to one of Ford's sedans than a pickup. I have never been able to figure out why Ford decided to discontinue a small truck that delivers such performance and quality, and is such a pleasure to own. Curb weight measures the weight of the car with all of the standard equipment and amenities while passengers, cargo or any other separately loaded items are not taken into consideration. I have learned to love every one of. My Ranger came with features I would not have asked for: Cruise control, auto door locks, electric windows, air conditioning, standard shift, towing package and bed liner. Check the diagram in … the engine compartment that shows you the belt routing.
Repeat the steps above to install the new belt. Has broken the tail gate release handle on occasion. My Ranger came with features I would not have asked for: Cruise control, auto door locks, electric windows, air conditioning, standard shift, towing package and bed liner. And to rein the Ranger, ventilated disc brakes show up in front of back drums abetted by rear anti-lock system. A chassis of ladderlike design forms a strong and rigid foundation, with full box bracing in the front section to further stiffen it. I have found it difficult to get the new thermostat properly into the housing. Quick-acting power rack-and-pinion steering — uncommon on a truck where the more cumbersome recirculating-ball device is usually found — boosts the Ranger's agility.
You need a special tool to pull the lines off of the existing filter. My four-wheel-drive edition of Ford's Ranger compact pickup truck, flashing a bold face and supporting an expansive passenger compartment, plunges through cold rivulets coursing down a creek bed, then effortlessly powers up a gravel bank on the opposite shore. Ford's engineers say stiffness of this current frame improves by more than 350 percent over the previous Ranger chassis. In the rear, a live axle combines with two-stage leaf springs to generate smoother ride sensations on 4x2 Rangers, as a multi-leaf spring on the 4x4 strengthens the overall arrangement for rugged action. On 4x2 Rangers, softer springs at front wheels create an easy ride quality, but all 4x4 Rangers earn torsion bars that allow wheels to travel greater vertical distances when negotiating off-road obstacles.
When you've removed the old thermostat, make sure all old gasket material is clean out. The SuperCab moves the truck's rear cabin wall aft to form a storage bay with side-facing jump seat mounted behind driver's seat — it flips out of the way when not needed. Work the belt around the fan and remove. The gross weight is 4,500 pounds, or 1,950 kilograms. Now look right beside the drain plug up higher to the top of the engine you will see the oil filter remove with your oil filter pliers turning it to the left. It is available in two-door and four-door versions, and it comes with either automatic or manual gears. Take a wrench or socket extention and connect to the tensioner pulley.
On the other hand, automakers have to stick to certain car weight limits that meet the requirements of the corresponding class. Like all small trucks this one is very bad in winter. Reduced car weight and especially its amount is one of the aspects that is often mentioned in the vehicle's reviews when a new generation of Ford Ranger hits the market. The regular-cab edition will work with both short and long wheelbases. I have been getting 100,000 miles to a set of tires. It is important here not to confuse the terms of curb weight of Ranger and its gross weight. Crawl under the truck with your 13mm wrench, And oil filter pliers.
The curb weight of a 2014 Ford Ranger is 3,136 pounds, or 1,425 kilograms. It's yellow and a bugger to remove. Find the engine oil pan color of the pan is black. There are two 8mm bolts that hold this housing to the front of the engine. A pulse vacuum hub-lock device sets front hubs quickly for push-button shifting into 4x4 mode — and it engages while moving at speeds as high as 80 mph. We tried these various engines and transmissions in the Canadian Rockies, where the trucks covered off-road trails in the Kananaskis wilderness as well as more mundane venues like the urban streets of sprawling Calgary and long stretches of rural highways such as the Trans-Can Route 1A from Calgary to Banff. For current Rangers, the 3.
Also, this Ranger packs more power in three engine options. Four hooks mount to inside rails and help corral a heady load, and the rear lift gate can be removed easily if necessary without needing special tools. Then the Ranger's passenger quarters were enhanced, both qualitatively and quantitatively. This is no wonder because lighter cars drive faster, become more fuel efficient, have better acceleration times and potentially can boost the sales. It is a plain vanilla vehicle, with power nothing, as it was formerly leased by the City of Los Angeles as a workhorse vehicle.