Ford Ranger Fluids & Capacities

Need to know what 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 4×4 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 4×4 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 converterdrain. 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 converterdrain. 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 pints
All 2007-1992 MERCON Multi-Purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX 2.5 Pints
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