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Old 01-05-2019, 02:08 PM
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might as well just buy a toyota it looks like one.
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard S View Post
Well~ gota agree ~ what the heck Ford was thinking when the put the door together is scary ~ on the back doors of my 2001 Lariat ~I find pop rivets holding a toggle thing that push/pulls the lock, unlock *** ~ This is the kids toyish damn wobble ~ flop can't work for long thing I've ever seen ~ Shame on Ford ~ Henry would be pissed ```

And you know where the spin on filter is on this 5.4 in my 2001 Lariat ~ yeh ~ right above the front dif ~ I can get one hand in there to unscrew the filter so the oil can spill on the dif.
My 2001 XLT 4x4 5.4 and 2003 Expedition 5.4 both have drain shields to direct oil over the differential to a location you can catch it with a drain pan. The 2000 is quite good, but the one on the Expedition is a little too tight of a fit when trying to get the filter in and out.

i was hoping general maintenance on the new Ranger with the four cylinder EcoBoost would be accessible, simple, and easy.
 
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They stopped allowing you to even check the trans fluid years ago, so I'm not surprised that they would make changing the oil a job best done in a shop with a lift.
 
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I’m a bit surprised by the amount of disdain for this. One we’re going off what some guy wrote on a review. Honestly how hard could it be to remove 5 ( I’m assuming) lug nuts and a couple panels. I frequent a Tacoma forum and someone posted a thread on this same subject about the new Ranger oil change and the response was actually more along the lines of no big deal. One guy joked about he’d gladly remove all 4 tires for the hp and torque that the truck has. It’s a wash for me anyway I pay the dealer to do mine the difference in money is minimal vs doing myself... and free coffee and donuts to boot while I wander the lot drooling over all the new trucks
 
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I donít think itís a big deal, with right tools that truck would be in air with tire off and filter accessed in 5 minutes
I do oil changes on a 2 post lift in my garage so removing a wheel wouldn't be a big deal to me.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:59 AM
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I don’t have a lift and I’d venture a guess that the majority of people don’t have one at their house either, so this makes it more of a pain to change the oil. I have to do all my own maintenance on my vehicles since I don’t have a dealer anywhere close to me, the nearest is about 2 hours away. I’m not sure if this will be a deal killer yet or not but I wish they could design them for easier basic maintenance, allow the owner to check their trans fluid level etc.
 
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just get a pump and suck the oil out thru dipstick tube if it has one. keep filter on tell every 3rd oil change
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:42 PM
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Looks like the WEB was wrong. Ford is saying that the wheel doesn't need removed????? But it was allegedly a Ford service procedure that said remove the wheel??? IDK, either way I think the truck is over priced. Hope it makes money for Ford.
 
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Funny. So this was a case of many automotive forums just poaching a hot story from one bad source and not fact checking...

https://www.tfltruck.com/2019/01/no-...er-oil-change/
 
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Hahaha fake news after all... probably a planted article funded by Toyota
 
 


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