Under the Hood: 1996 Ford Ranger 4.0L

Our featured Under the Hood candidate is a 1996 Ford Ranger. The Ranger uses a 6 cylinder engine and is a rear wheel drive truck, so the general layout of the engine components will be similar to most other 6 cylinder, RWD vehicles.



  1. Engine Oil Cap
  2. Engine Oil Dipstick
  3. Transmission Dipstick
  4. Radiator
  5. Radiator Cap
  6. Upper Radiator Hose
  7. Engine Coolant Reservoir
  8. Windshield Washer Reservoir
  9. Fuse/Relay Box
  10. Battery
  11. Air Filter Housing
  12. Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF)
  13. Brake Fluid Reservoir
  14. Brake Booster
  15. Power Steering Reservoir
  16. Spark Plug Coil
  17. Idle Air Control Valve (IAC)
  18. Alternator
  19. AC Compressor
  20. Serpentine Belt
Identification Aid
The above photographs with diagrams should help you locate the main parts and systems under the hood of your vehicle. If you have any questions about the outlined parts that are not answered in the relevant text or links, or need help identifying addition components, feel free to contact me.
Are there any parts you can identify that I left out? Let me know by leaving a comment!


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