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No Transmission dipstick?

Hi guys,

I recently purchased a 2008 3L ranger, and i went around the other day, checking all the fluids, and I can't find the tranny dipstick! i looked for answers online, but I cant find anything....I have only ever worked on and driven cars and trucks 85 or older, and for a newer truck, the engine bay is pretty un-cluttered and relatively easy to work on.

I dont know if most new cars and trucks dont have a transmission dipstick or not, but does anyone know if the 08 ranger has one?

thanks for the help.
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Lol I was like that too until I found out that there is no trans dipstick.
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if its a 5 speed there is no dipstick.
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if its a 5 speed there is no dipstick.
I've seen quite a few behind the steering wheel in my time , so I can't exactly agree with you.
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I've seen quite a few behind the steering wheel in my time , so I can't exactly agree with you.
sorry i meant on rangers specifically. I'm pretty sure no rangers 5 speed ever had dipsticks.
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I'll rephrase my response.
Manual transmissions generally do not have a fluid level measuring component in the engine bay area , which is visually checked.
However , it has been observed that there is often either a loose nut or a dipstick behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle , located in the driver's seat.

Mmm..k ?
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^^^ LIKE SAID ABOVE NO MANUAL TRANSMISSION RANGER HAS A DIP STICK. do some damn searching
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It is a 5 speed, and thanks for the help guys.
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^^^ LIKE SAID ABOVE NO MANUAL TRANSMISSION RANGER HAS A DIP STICK. do some damn searching
aparently this 5spd does.....

it's posts like this that are gonna drive away members and possible new members. the OP asked a question. that is searching. you don't have to be a dink about it. not everyone is as mechanically inclined as you.
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...he's calling other drivers dipsticks.

nicley done.
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aparently this 5spd does.....

it's posts like this that are gonna drive away members and possible new members. the OP asked a question. that is searching. you don't have to be a dink about it. not everyone is as mechanically inclined as you.
Thats a good joke right there
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