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I hear the new Ford Ranger u have to remove a wheel to change oil. No wonder u hardly see any of them in the wild
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Don't have go remove the wheel.

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oneh2obabe wrote:Don't have go remove the wheel.




Wow still ridiculous.
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alanjh595 wrote:
1791 wrote:They charge to install a battery ? LOL. Do it yourself. It is 2 cables red and black. Red goes to red. Black goes to black. Even u can do this


Yeah, yeah, I know this. (semi funny....1/10) The problem is getting to the battery compartment. It is under the floorboards somewhere.


What kind of vehicle Alan?
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1791 wrote:
oneh2obabe wrote:Don't have go remove the wheel.




Wow still ridiculous.

seems pretty simple to me
my cars battery is in the trunk its an odd size $ and after changing it I have to hook up the laptop and input the battery serial number into the car
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U have to turn the wheel all the way. Then pull off some garbage plastic junk. Then u can change the oil. Seems like a lot of work if u r doing it off ramps. Maybe in a shop with a bay or a lift it isnt a problem . Just ridiculous they built it that way. No wonder no one is buying them
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1791 wrote:U have to turn the wheel all the way. Then pull off some garbage plastic junk. Then u can change the oil. Seems like a lot of work if u r doing it off ramps. Maybe in a shop with a bay or a lift it isnt a problem . Just ridiculous they built it that way. No wonder no one is buying them


I don’t disagree, but what % actually change their own oil? I think I would be in the minority :up:
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Truck goes in for a rare GM oil change tomorrow morning. I did my GFs car yesterday in the driveway. I had the oil and filter. Full synthetic. Took 10 mins.

Tomorrow it will take 4 hrs. Cost over 100 dollars. If it wasnt going in for yet another recall i would do it myself.
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vegas1500 wrote:I don’t disagree, but what % actually change their own oil? I think I would be in the minority :up:

Liked the older cars better - easy peasy to change the oil, gap the plugs, change the air filter, etc. Plus the doors actually closed with a THUD, not the wimpy click cars made today make.
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well since you've already booked the appointment too late to chime in with my recom
I can't do any servicing to my car...I just go to Auto Place
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vegas1500 wrote:[
1791 wrote:They charge to install a battery ? LOL. Do it yourself. It is 2 cables red and black. Red goes to red. Black goes to black. Even u can do this


[/quote="alanjh595"]Yeah, yeah, I know this. (semi funny....1/10) The problem is getting to the battery compartment. It is under the floorboards somewhere.


What kind of vehicle Alan?[/quote]

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Have you pulled out the floor mats. Must be a battery access point somewhere , otherwise how would a person boost that car
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1791 wrote:Have you pulled out the floor mats. Must be a battery access point somewhere , otherwise how would a person boost that car



Some Cadillac models had the battery under the rear seat, with "jumper" terminals under the hood.

Some imports (can't remember which) also located them under the rear seat.

Could you imagine a failing battery venting into the passenger compartment? :200:
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Batteries are heavy, so engineers frequently place them further back in the car to try and balance out weight distribution. All the plastic covers and fairings help cars be a little more slippery, helping fuel economy by reducing drag.

But, man alive are they harder to work on than the older cars. I used to have an 86 F150 that you could essentially stand in the engine compartment in. Now some cars require the engine out to change a timing chain.
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I remember back in late 80s or early 90s mini van (can't remember if it was Ford or Chevy, v6), to do a tuneup had to take the top of the engine off just to get to rear plugs. Extremely poor design


Another is intank fuel pumps with no trunk excess... with exception of a number of European cars.
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