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Ford Ranger Fluids & Capacities

 

Need to know the type of fluid your Ford Ranger needs?

Here is a Ford Ranger Fluids and Capacities chart:

 

 
Engine Year Fluid Capacity
4.0L SOHC 2011-2001 Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil (US)  5-quarts with filter 
4.0L OHV 2000-1990 Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil (US)  5-quarts with filter 
3.0L 2008-1991 Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 4.5-quarts with filter 
2.9L 1992-1986 Motorcraft Motor Oil 5W-30 Super Premium 5-quarts with filter
2.8L 1983-1985 Motorcraft Motor Oil 5W-30 Super Premium 5-quarts with filter
2.5L 2001-1998 Motorcraft Super Premium SAE 5W20 Motor Oil  4.5-quarts with filter
2.3L DOHC 2002-2011 Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 4-quarts with filter
2.3L OHV 1997-1985 Motorcraft Super Premium SAE 5W20 Motor Oil  4-quarts with filter
Transmission Year Fluid Capacity
5R55E 2WD 4.0L 2011-1997 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 10.0 quarts
5R55E 4x4 4.0L 2011-1997 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 10.3 quarts
5R44E 2WD 2011-1998 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 9.9 quarts
5R44E 4x4 3.0L 2008-1998 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 10.3 quarts
4R55E 2001-1995 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid ?
4R44E 2001-1995 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 9.9 quarts
Manual 2011-2008 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid - -
Manual 2007-2002 MERCON Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission  - -
Clutch 2011-2002 High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid - -
A4LD 1994-1991 MERCON Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission  3.0 quarts (drain and refill) / 6.0 quarts with torque converter drain. Add more fluid as needed, 1/2 pint at a time.
A4LD 1990-1985 Dexron II Automatic Transmission Fluid 3.0 quarts (drain and refill) / 6.0 quarts with torque converter drain. Add more fluid as needed, 1/2 pint at a time.
C5 1984-1983 Type H - Can be replaced with Mercon or Mercon V 3.0 quarts (drain and refill) / 6.0 quarts with torque converter drain. Add more fluid as needed, 1/2 pint at a time.
Notes:   If not sure:

1991-1996 Ford Ranger use Mercon Automatic Transmission Fluid

1997-2011 Ford Ranger use Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid

 
Transfer Case Year Fluid Capacity
All 2011-2008 Motorcraft Transfer Case Fluid XL-12 (2.5 pt)
All 2007-1992 MERCON Multi-Purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX 1.2L (2.5 Pint)
All 1991 MERCON Multi-Purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX   
All 1990-1983 DEXRON II automatic transmission  
Front Axle Year Fluid Capacity
Dana 35 SLA 2001-1998 Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant Front axle L (pint) 1.54 (3.25) / Lubricant level mm (in) 9.56 (0.38) below bottom of axle cover filler hole
Dana 35 TTB 1990-1997 Hypoid Gear Lubicant SAE 80W or 90W 3-quarts / On models with the front locking differential, add 2oz of friction modifier
Dana 28 TTB 1997-1983 Hypoid Gear Lubicant SAE 80W or 90W 2-quarts / On models with the front locking differential, add 2oz of friction modifier
Rear Axle Year Fluid Capacity
Ford 8.8 Inch 2011-2009 Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant 5-pints (4-ounces Additive Friction Modifier XL-3)
Ford 8.8-Inch High Torque 2011-2009 Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant 5-pints (4-ounces Additive Friction Modifier XL-3)
Ford 7.5 Inch 2011-2009 Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant 5-pints (4-ounces Additive Friction Modifier XL-3)
Steering Year Fluid Capacity
All 2011-2008 MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid 2.1 pints
All 2007-1996 MERCON Multi-Purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX 2.1 pints
All 1983-1995 TYPE F Automatic Transmission Fluid 2.1 pints
Coolant Year Fluid Capacity
See Capacity Column 2011-2009 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant 2.3L Automatic Transmission 10.9 quarts

4.0L SOHC Manual Transmission 13.5 quarts

4.0L SOHC Automatic Transmission 13.2 quarts

See Capacity Column 2008-2002 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant (yellow) 2.3L Manual Transmission 11.2 quarts

2.3L Automatic Transmission 10.9 quarts

3.0L Manual Transmission 15.2 quarts

3.0L Automatic Transmission 14.9 quarts

4.0L SOHC Manual Transmission 13.5 quarts

4.0L SOHC Automatic Transmission 13.2 quarts

See Capacity Column 2001-1983

 

 

Premium Engine Coolant E2FZ-19549-AA (green)

 

2.5L manual transmission 10.5 quarts

2.5L automatic transmission 10.2 quarts

3.0L manual transmission 15.2 quarts

3.0L automatic transmission 14.8 quarts

4.0L manual transmission 13.5 quarts

4.0L automatic transmission 13.2 quarts

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