Oil dipstick


Asked by Aug 26, 2016 at 08:31 PM about the 1988 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Where is myoil  dip stick located on a
1988 Ford ranger 2.9 motor 6 cylinder,,
the guy I bought it from said they didn't
have one for this year

12 Answers



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Where hear?


Under the hood left side (driver's side) of the engine. If the guy told you they didn't have a dipstick on that year of Ranger, he lied to you.


Ive had a few men look at it and we can't find one so do you think it's broke of ??? Where would I locate the hole where it is supposed to be at ,, should it be somewhere under the spark plugs on the block on the driver's side??

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It is the yellow thing on the right side of the photo.


I know what it looks like I'm telling you mine does not have one I need to know where it's supposed to be so I can put the new tube and stick on it


That pic I posted was from a 1988 manual for Ranger with 2.9L, that is where the dipstick is supposed to be, and yes they all had them, this guy told you a whopper if he said that year didn't, makes you wonder how badly maintenance suffered under his ownership if he didn't think it had a dipstick. If it is missing the dipstick then you probably have an open hole to the oil pan and god knows whats been getting in there (like water).


Ok thank you, I will look for it this site does not show any pictures,, I will do a full oil drain and clean on it when I do find the place where it goes,, thank you,. The motor is good and strong I haven't driven it very much so hopefully everything will work out , and again thank you

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I know you know what a dipstick looks like. The purpose of the photo was to show you where approximately it should be. I would think that with my photo and Ken's diagram that you could get someone to shine a flashlight down on the proper side of the engine and locate a hole where the dipstick tube should be. I am thinking that you have both the dipstick and tube missing.


I can't see neither picture or diagram,wounder if you could send it to my email address,this web site doesn't let me see neither,my email is sandrajones5324@yahoo,then maybe between the both I can figure out where to look, I thank you very much for helping me.

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Diagram and photo sent to your e-mail. Have a great weekend.


Got it!!! Thank you very much and you have a great weekend too!!!

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