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#591 of 2995 USE THE CORRECT ANTIFREEZE !!!
Nov 12, 2002 (3:38 pm)
OR....You could VOID YOUR WARRANTY !!
Engine Coolant - Propylene Glycol Recommendations
^ ENGINE COOLANT - PROPYLENE GLYCOL - FORD
MOTOR COMPANY POSITION ON ENGINE
COOLANTS MADE FROM PROPYLENE GLYCOL
^ ENGINE COOLANT - PROPYLENE
GLYCOL-BASED - FORD MOTOR COMPANY
POSITION ON PROPYLENE GLYCOL-BASED
1989-1997 PROBE, THUNDERBIRD
1989-2002 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS
1989-1990 BRONCO II
1989-1997 AEROSTAR, F SUPER DUTY
1989-2002 ECONOLINE, F-150, RANGER
1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2001-2002 ESCAPE, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT
2000-2002 F-650, F-750
1989-1992 MARK VII
1989-2002 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1989-2002 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
1989 SCORPIO, XR4TI
This article is being republished in its entirety to update the model year coverage.
This TSB article describes Ford Motor Company's position on the use of propylene glycol-based engine coolants.
Ford Motor Company does not recommend nor endorse the use of engine coolants made with propylene glycol in Ford vehicles. Ford Motor Company currently recommends the use of ethylene glycol-based engine coolants.
Published information suggests that engine coolants made with propylene glycol may provide engine cooling performance equivalent to engine coolants made with ethylene glycol. However, different brands of engine coolant provide varying corrosion protection for the cooling system. Ford does not have performance data for the multitude of engine coolants available in the aftermarket and therefore cannot recommend the use of any coolant except those sold by Ford Customer Service Division. Consult the vehicle's Owner's Guide to determine the appropriate Ford Customer Service Division coolant for the vehicle.
Furthermore, claims of toxicological and environmental advantages of propylene glycol over ethylene glycol may be misleading. When significant new information is developed, Ford will review this policy.
Ford Motor Company specifications recommend that vehicles be maintained using certain ethylene glycol-based engine coolants. Those specifications do not refer to engine coolants made with propylene glycol. Although the Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty is not automatically voided upon the use of a coolant made with propylene glycol, if such use results in damage to the vehicle or its components, the cost of repairing the damage would not be covered by the Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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#592 of 2995 Let me know how I can help you in getting INFO.
Nov 12, 2002 (3:39 pm)
To help you maintain your Ranger. I will do my best.
#595 of 2995 CD Player Problem
Nov 12, 2002 (6:34 pm)
I recently purchased a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT. It has the AM/FM/CD Stereo system. Monday on the way to school, I put a cd in it, and it said CD Error, 0001. I have tried several cd's and even a cd cleaner, but it hadn't helped. I haven't gotten my owner's manual from the dealer yet, so I can't look the code up there, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
#596 of 2995 JARED4071
Nov 12, 2002 (8:20 pm)
Are those CD's that you burned yourself ?
#597 of 2995 possible lemon ranger
Nov 13, 2002 (9:38 am)
To sum up my title, I purchased a 1999 ranger extended cab 4x4 with 3.0l flex fuel v6 engine, automatic trans. in july 2001 with 25,700 miles and balance of factory warranty. In August 2001, the drive shaft assembly was replaced. In September 2001, the computer was replaced because the dealer said that it was not advancing the timing correctly. Here's where it gets interesting. In dec. 01, took ranger in for what I thought was a bad rearend, Ford replaced the transmission. While test driving their work, discovered the trans they put in was bad and replaced it with a second transmission. Test drove and said was fine. Took back in March 02 for vibration in steering wheel when backing up and hesitation going from reverse to forward and sometimes not pulling at all. Was told was normal and that the vibration was the tires. Rotated tires and problem still there. In July of 2002, third transmission in the truck stopped pulling altogether. Can you imagine doing 75 mph on the interstate with a big rig on your ass and your trans goes out?! Anyway, ford put a fourth trans in my truck and gave me another warranty to use, 2years/48000 miles. This is my question, how many times will ford replace my trans before finally fixing the problem? I don't abuse the truck, and I don't baby it. Mixed highway/city driving. Can only seem to get about 15mpg out of it on the highway. Can anyone please help? Or should I get Ford to find my old truck for me?
#598 of 2995 mrsmisha
Nov 13, 2002 (2:44 pm)
I have never driven a Ranger 4x4, or Explorer, that DIDN'T shake (my theory is that some of it is torque converter vibration...a design problem, but that is an OPINION of mine). Your gas mileage of 15 is about normal. A 4x4 Ranger I would think would average about 15 to 17 mpg under most normal driving conditions (low gearing and airflow under the truck, plus an auto trans, eat gas.). My 4.0 00 model gets about 18 highway and about 14 in town. As far as trannies, something seems major wrong ! Neveer heard of 4 trannies in a Ranger, in a relatively new vehicle.
Nov 13, 2002 (4:42 pm)
the vibration I talked about was the entire steering wheel shaking while going in reverse at idle. The sticker that came on the truck I found in the glove box has something like 19 for highway mileage and 17 for city. As far as the transmission problems, all I found out so far is that the dealer reserves the right to use remanned transmissions and other types of parts on warranty work. I found this out on the fourth trans. Have you heard anything? I'm open for any info I can get. At the point of kicking myself in the ass for getting rid of my 1990 F250 extended cab, even though it needed some work.
#600 of 2995 Reverse Carbon Knock
Nov 13, 2002 (5:27 pm)
Well thanks again for every ones feedback on my noisy engine. As for carbon knock, I think I have reverse carbon knock. I only hear my noise's at idle,and especially cold start up. Normal driving and a hard pull on the engine I hear normal sounds, I think. I can live with that. Its the start up that gets me. Also my oil gauge says I have great oil pressure. Go figure? Thanks again everyone.