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Old 10-16-2010, 09:26 PM
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Default 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

2010 ranger 4 cyl 2.3L stick, etc etc....

does my ranger have a radiator cap??? the only place to check and addd radiator fluid is it on the plastic see thru bottle?? thats it??? if thats the case its much more simple!!! I like it how it cliks so u dont overtighten it.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

nope, sealed radiator.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

Well I just learned something! Have 350 miles on mine...never even noticed no cap..
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:29 AM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

the expansion tank will gravity fill the radiator once its full start up the truck to bleed any air out and then top off.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:50 AM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

So how do you flush a radiator that has no cap??
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

^^ Good question! I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

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2010 ranger 4 cyl 2.3L stick, etc etc....

does my ranger have a radiator cap??? the only place to check and addd radiator fluid is it on the plastic see thru bottle?? thats it??? if thats the case its much more simple!!! I like it how it cliks so u dont overtighten it.

The duratecs cap is on the plastic tank........no cap on radiator. Unlike all the other "overflow" tanks, this one is under pressure.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:30 PM
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2010 ranger 4 cyl 2.3L stick, etc etc....

does my ranger have a radiator cap??? the only place to check and addd radiator fluid is it on the plastic see thru bottle?? thats it??? if thats the case its much more simple!!! I like it how it cliks so u dont overtighten it.

The duratecs cap is on the plastic tank........no cap on radiator. Unlike all the other "overflow" tanks used on Rangers, this one is under pressure.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

So how do you flush the system with these duratecs w/o radiators caps? Would I just remove the cap on the coolant reservoir? Is it just like STL said? Fill the reservoir and use gravity for it to flow into the radiator?
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

You gotta just drain the coolant from the bottom of the radiator and from the block then refill through the res tank.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

sorry for reviving an old thread, but I am going to be replacing my radiator next weekend (the one in my truck sprung a small leak).

please clarify, since there is no cap on the radiator, do I just remove the cap on the reservoir and open the drain plug?

then, when refilling, how do you know when its full?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

theres a pet**** on the bottom of the radiator take the top hose disconnect put a water hose in that and flush... shop vac the rest out
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:18 PM
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theres a pet**** on the bottom of the radiator take the top hose disconnect put a water hose in that and flush... shop vac the rest out

There is no petc0ck on a duratec radiator.....read the other posts before answering.

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So how do you flush the system with these duratecs w/o radiators caps? Would I just remove the cap on the coolant reservoir? Is it just like STL said? Fill the reservoir and use gravity for it to flow into the radiator?

The Ford quick service places use a machine for a flush and refill. That's what I did last year at 36,000 miles. $70 every 3 years is very reasonable.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: 2010 ranger xl 4 cyl... radiator cap???

reviving thread, supposedly you can't refill the rad without the use of a vacuum machine. which cost me 90 bucks last time. Couldnt I start my engine open my rad pet**** and cap on resevoir. wouldnt the resevoir empty and I could keep topping off with fresh coolant????? any other ideas to keep me from spending 90 bucks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:39 PM
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Drain it from bottom. Run distilled water through it, disconnect hoses, drain. Reconnect everything and refill.
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