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PapaHomer

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:47:59 PM

I was filling my 2007 up (fill neck on passenger side.
I looked on the other side of the pump. I noticed several newer Fords with fill neck on drivers side. I believe I noticed a Fusion, Escape, and a newer F150 with fill neck on driver's side.When did Ford switch? If you have a Ford newer than 2007...what side is your fill neck on?
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geno700
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:13:20 AM

they put them on the drivers side so most people would quit hitting the gas pumps when they are pulling in.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:00:19 AM

I have two GM cars....a 2005 and a 2009. One has the filler on the passenger side and one has the filler on the driver side.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 5:20:33 AM

A long time ago and a lot of Chevrolets have changed also.
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Disnydad
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 2:12:29 AM

Had a 93 F150 and 99 F250, both on the drivers side.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 5:45:00 PM

I just purchased a 2010 Ford Ranger XL. The gas filler is on the driver's side.

OceanArcher is correct regarding the placement of the filler tube being on the opposite side of the tailpipe. There was a lengthy Topic on Car Talk about this Topic about a year or so ago.

blueenvoy is also correct regarding the arrow on the dash near the gas gauge indicating what side the gas filler is. That idea originated from Ford for their rental car fleets as the driver frequently was not familiar where it was and was adopted by other auto manufacturers.

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L98
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:36:09 AM

have a 2006 E250,driver's side
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:14:47 AM

There's a little arrow on your gas gage the points to the filler side of you ride. Especially good when driving a rental car.
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blitzburgh58
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:50:18 PM

My '99 Ranger and '08 F-150 are both driver side.
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RodOrRob
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:37:37 PM

2013 Taurus - Passenger Side
1999 Taurus - Passenger Side

2004 Freestar - Driver Side
1994 Ranger - Driver Side

I remember my 79 and 73 F series - both had dual tanks, both on Driver Side
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PapaHomer
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:36:08 PM

I think the gentleman from Phoenix (CactusBobs) is right... It seems to be by model. I thought it was by make...

Looks like Taurus, Focus, Explorer all on the passenger side...and Escape was on drivers side...but looks like 2013 it is on the passenger side.

Mustang, Fusion, F150 (recent models), Expedition, and Edge all on driver's side.

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PapaHomer
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:11:41 PM

Full Disclosure: I have owned several Taurus (old style 1997/2002/2007).
But have seen some older vehicles ...say F150 I believe on passenger side... but more recent F150s on driver's side.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:39:09 PM

"True, the gas filler is on the opposite side as the muffler for safety. That is why the stylish trend of twin exhaust is bad (as is the trend for no body side moldings)."

That sort of thinking is exactly the kind of logic intellectuals practice with out ever applying in the real world. Some darn fool somewhere will think that a good idea and realize he/she has the opportunity to force this "wisdom" on everyone.

The ignition temperature of gasoline is 495°F. Your muffler is perhaps 300°F. Diesel has very similar ignition temperatures.

Catalytic converter is getting dangerous, but not the muffler.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:32:22 PM

2008 F-250 is on the left.

2009 ML320 is on the right, as is the 1983 Porsche 928S.

You can always tell which side the filler cap is to be found by looking at the gas pump icon on your fuel gauge. There will be a solid triangle arrow pointing to the side with the filler cap. If it is on the right of the gas pump then its on the right side of the car. If left then left. You learn these things renting cars.
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:33:25 PM

True, the gas filler is on the opposite side as the muffler for safety. That is why the stylish trend of twin exhaust is bad (as is the trend for no body side moldings).

The gas filler is safer on the right as the right side is involved in major accidents slightly less than the left. This is why Saabs and Volvos, designed for safety, have them on the right. Japanese cars have them on the left because they drive on the opposite side in Japan and the left side is less prone to collision damage.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:00:16 PM

OceanArcher says " The gas filler is located on the side opposite the muffler - for safety "

I never knew that before..............

Thanks OceanArcher, I learn something new today.........
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 12:55:49 PM

The gas filler is located on the side opposite the muffler - for safety
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giwan
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:17:23 AM

Why not standardize all on one side? Driver side seems to make most sense
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:56:10 AM

2012 Fusion is on the driver's side. My son's 2002 Taurus is on the passenger side.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:48:26 AM

I didn't know there was one size forever.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:56:43 AM

Do not know. I have never owned a Ford.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:52:01 AM

The year you bought your Ford
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:54:40 PM

has nothing to do with the year it was made

most fords made after around 1965 ( before that it was center rear ) where on the left ( drivers side )

a few models over the years ended up on the right (pass side ) but only a few

most people hate them on the pass side , so most car makers where there majorty of sales come from left hand drive country's , keep it on the left side
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