Originally Posted by cmc474
Hmm I seem to be missing mine on 1 side.. Are they necessary if your driving in snow for half the year?
Ford stopped installing them on the driver's side in 2005 (I think). It has something to do with the cooling of the engine in hot weather conditions.
I know my '04 had it on both sides, but when I bought my '07, I noticed it was missing.. I checked several Rangers on the dealer's lot and they were all missing it.
As for driving in the snow... it's probably not an issue unless you drive in deep snow all the time. But it would be a good idea to have one to reduce the amount salt and stuff spaying up into the engine compartment.