If I wanted to keep the engine compartment cleaner in a 98+ Ranger, I would definitely not
use FO1250144. It is the equivalent of the 1/4 length driver side part that Ford used for a few years (my 03 came with one) and it is totally worthless. Ford doesn't even bother installing this shortened part on the newest Rangers.
The "passenger side" part is the full length shield and it will fit either side of 98+ Rangers. Ford used to use a full size shield like this on both sides and the only difference in part numbers between DS and PS was the direction that the push pins face. Simply pushing out and reversing the push pins will convert PS to DS.
"Passenger side" part numbers that will fit on either side.
Originally Posted by rwenzing
PS splash shield:
OE Ford part number: F87Z-16102-AA
Retails for about $25 each
RockAuto Part # FO1251144
About $9 each plus shipping
The Ford shield comes with push pins installed. I don't know if they are included with the RockAuto part.
Here's what happened to Swoop's LII with the lame 1/4-length factory DS guard. Expect the same or worse on the newer Rangers that have no guard at all:
[And, OBTW, if you think you can just go back to the part number that Ford used in 98 for the full length DS shield and order it, think again. I tried that and I got another of the stupid 1/4 length parts because the P/N had been superceded. That's when I wised up, ordered the PS part and reversed the pins.]