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Old 07-02-2010, 02:42 PM
97RangerSF 97RangerSF is offline
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Default What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Hey guys...and gals,

Just picked up a 97 Ford Ranger and noticed the coolant
looks yellow in the reservoir tank. Does this truck call for
yellow coolant, what type exactly? I previously owned a
japanese car.

Also, there hasn't been coolant in the reservoir tank even
when the truck is cold, I assume it is suppose to hit the
cold-fill line at least?

I am going to flush the coolant, any tips?

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Brendan
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

it takes the conventional green coolant but some universal use coolant is yellow. if youre flushing it just replace it with green coolant.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Thanks, the coolant looks a yellowish brown, I think its do to be
flushed out cause I just hit 93k.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Mine was yellowish brown too. I just had mine done at a local Jiffy lube, they used the yellow too, but they say it's good for 100k miles if that helps you.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Dont mix the yellow and the green...That might be the ford specific stuff and you shouldnt mix it with the green. Flush it all out good a few times with water and radiator flush before you add the green. Run the engine with the water...make sure its completely out.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Mine uses a Red Type of antifreeze. For the 97 if your still not to sure about it go to the local dealership and talk to the parts people.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

Hope you all had a great 4th Too bad we're not in the World Cup still..

Hmm, well I did mix the yellow and the green, just a little to "top it off". I think I am going to flush it really well and just use the green stuff because that's what's most available at our shop.
Thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

use 5yr or 150k too change ford uses yellow
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: What coolant for a 4.0 v6 Ranger

I drained the old coolant an then flushed it a few times with water(more then what is necessary apparently) just to make sure, then I filled it with green coolant.
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