Question about 1987 Ford Ranger
I just bought an 87 ford ranger, straight 6, 4 speed manual trans...does this vehicle have a trans fluid stick?...and where would it be?
Only automatics have dip sticks as fluid level must be check with reliatve frequency compared with manuals, for which level checks can be years apart. The other post describes how to check manual gearbox fluid level at the filler hole. BTW, did someone selling you the truck lead you to believe you were getting a Ranger engine? Be advised that no straight six was ever fitted to any compact size Ranger, ever. All Ranger engines, including the 86-92 series are V6 or straight 4. The '87 was a 2.9 L V6. Sounds like you might have gotten a basket case with substitute, non Ford or non Ranger engine.
Posted on Jan 02, 2015
No the manual transmisson does not have a stick. on the transmisson their are two plugs. One for draining and one for filling. In order to check the fluid, pull the higher plug out and feel with a finger in that hole for fluid. To set the level to the correct level you would need to drain and refill the trans. If no leaks are present you should be OK
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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