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Ford Ranger Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is often a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the swift point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extremely difficult. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the main ingredient in the favored term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be combined to create the essential coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Coggin Ford Jacksonville a call at 9047478996 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service mentors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, incorporating Ford has developed its own coolant or requires a discernable coolant that is scarce to exact years and models. There are countless colors of coolants to help distinguish each including yellow, purple red, green, blue, and orange. It is hard to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be productive even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Coggin Ford offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to help you save at this moment. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still buy coolant or antifreeze from Coggin Ford Jacksonville directly at a awesome price.

Ford Ranger Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three big services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of sediment, corrosion, particles,and rust
  • Flushing the total system thoroughly
  • Refilling the system with the appropriate coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage

How much coolant does a Ford Ranger take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly odd level of coolant. To see the definitive amount crucial you should always check your Ford Ranger owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Coggin Ford Jacksonville and we'll interpretation any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is nice before checking your coolant level.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ford Ranger?

Common symptoms that your Ford Ranger needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your temperature gauge will designate accurately above ordinary with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Coolant will normally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be stable to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Sediment or rust will be clear in the coolant

What happens if my Ford Ranger runs out of coolant?

Your Ford Ranger doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a authentic percentage range or your Ford Ranger engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does Ford Ranger use?

It's intense to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are commonly orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are commonly green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be courageous to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When studying for the right coolant for your Ford Ranger, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your Ford Ranger to Coggin Ford Jacksonville or give us a call at 9047478996. Schedule service online and use one of our copious coolant flush coupons to save today.

What kind of coolant does Ford Ranger use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's intense to reference your Ford Ranger owner's manual for the specific type of coolant fundamental and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ford Ranger trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the exact coolant is used. Give Coggin Ford Jacksonville a call today!

How often should you change coolant in a Ford Ranger?

Typically, you should have your Ford Ranger coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into Coggin Ford Jacksonville, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's meaningful to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause treacherous damage. When it comes to your Ford Ranger engine, it's better safe than sorry.

How long does Ford Ranger coolant last?

How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are copious types of coolants. Interestingly enough, up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not recommended for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For various information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your Ford Ranger maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Coggin Ford Jacksonville a call at 9047478996 today and ask one of our factory-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.