2019 Ford Ranger Oil Changes Are a Bit ComplicatedJanuary 4th, 2019
At this point, anyone who cares about trucks knows that the Ford Ranger is making a comeback. The 2019 Ranger is one of the best trucks on paper in the mid-range segment with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing impressive power and torque.
If you are in the market for a truck and like the Ranger, you should know there is one downside to the truck for the DIY crowd. According to a report by our friends over at The Truth About Cars, the procedure for changing the oil has been revealed, and it requires some extra steps that will make the process tedious. In order to fit its larger oil cooler, the oil filter of the EcoBoost is in a weird spot on the side of the engine – and to get to it, you have to remove the left wheel.
That means you will need to jack the truck up and pop off the wheel. After the wheel is gone, you have to open an access panel that has nine push-pin retainers. The pins sound like something your local oil change place will certainly break or lose in short order. In order to drain the oil, you’ll also have to remove the four bolts that hold the power steering control module underbody shield. This sounds like a pain, so getting Ranger oil changes will likely be something you want to take the truck to a Ford dealer to handle properly.