Ford Says: No Need to Remove a Wheel to Change the 2019 Ford Ranger Oil and Filter

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2019 Ford Ranger

There were several reports of the engine oil change procedure on the new 2019 Ford Ranger. Initial report came from The Truth About Cars, which stated that the front driver-side wheel and shroud need to be removed in order to replace the oil filter.

2019 Ford Ranger

Not so, according to a statement from Ford. Ford says “[We] can confirm/clarify that the wheel does not need to be removed to change the oil or the oil filter in the 2019 Ford Ranger.

We do not currently have a new Ford Ranger, so we cannot show you all of the engine bay details, and how it relates to the oil change. However, you can see that the engine oil filler and dip stick are right at the top and center.

How does the oil-change process compare to the competition: Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, and others? We will follow up on this as well. The large air filter is on the passenger side.

Please let us know the good and the bad about your oil change or any other truck maintenance experience. If you have questions about a specific maintenance question or procedure, also please let us know in the comments section below.

We already took the new 2019 Ford Ranger on our Ike Gauntlet – world’s toughest towing test and Gold Mine Hill off-road trail. You can watch the towing comparison video below.