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#2144 of 2995 Suggestions for '94 Manual Trans Noise
Apr 28, 2006 (2:12 pm)
My '94 5-speed Ford Ranger truck with 109K miles on it originally belonged to my daughter. Once she got back from Iraq she gave me truck as she could not afford the gas to go back and forth to work. Anyway, the manual transmission now seems to be having a problem and I'm looking for some suggestions as I do not know very much about trucks. The manual transmission has a E97A sticker on it.
After it warms up, a scraping/rattling noise appears to be coming from the transmission when it is any gear. Goes away in neutral. It also becomes harder to put in gear, especially reverse. I check the fluid level and it's right at the filler plug, although the fluid does look a little dirty. The reservoir under the hood is at the right level.
Am I looking at major $'s transmission/clutch problems? I could change the fluid if you think that would fix the problem (I know it cannot hurt, but I need to get an idea of the cost involved in repair). Appreciate any suggestions. Jim C.
1993 Geo Metro - 1.0, MT, A/C - 331K Miles
1992 Acura Integra - 1.8, AT, A/C - 262K Miles
1994 Ford Ranger - 4.0, MT, A/C - 109K Miles
#2145 of 2995 Re: Suggestions for '94 Manual Trans Noise [geojim]
Apr 29, 2006 (4:29 pm)
I would have to guess at a clutch/throwout bearing replacement. Doubt that there is anything wrong with the tranny itself.
#2146 of 2995 Sending unit in but nobody's hum?
Apr 30, 2006 (6:49 am)
I think the conection to the sending unit is the problem. the same salt that rotted out the line also seems to have disolved the end of the wire harness. Does anyone know if you can buy the end (the connector) or do ya have to replace the entire wire harness? Has anyone jury rigged that connector or am I askin' for real trouble?
#2147 of 2995 Re: Suggestions for '94 Manual Trans Noise [jneal]
May 01, 2006 (3:55 am)
Thanks. I was hoping it sounded like less than a full transmission rebuild/replacement. Do you have a ballpark idea of what a shop whould charge for a clutch/thowout bearing job?
#2148 of 2995 Re: Suggestions for '94 Manual Trans Noise [geojim]
May 01, 2006 (8:20 am)
Sorry, no idea about a price range. Sorta depends on what actually has to be replaced. If you plan on getting rid of the truck in the next year or so then you may be able to get by without replacing the pressure plate. If I were going to keep it I would replace pilot bearing,clutch disc, pressure plate, and throwout bearing along with hydraulics if it is hydraulic clutch. In other words, a complete rebuild.
On the other hand, it may be something as simple and inexpensive as the throw-out bearing.
Anyone would just be guessing until the clutch is actually pulled out.......
#2149 of 2995 93 ford ranger pinging and white smoke
May 01, 2006 (12:33 pm)
my 93 ranger 4.0 stx 2wd has been pinging for some time now usually above 65mph and on exceleration. I use super unleaded and still pings, also white smoke comes out when I start it and I have to put in at least a quart a month of transmision fluid , no leaks , it just goes. I read some of the posts and one said to tighten the lower intake manifold bolts, would this help or would it be a waste of time.
#2150 of 2995 rough idle and ping
May 02, 2006 (8:45 am)
i just bought a '90 2.3L ranger a few weeks ago and i know this won't help you adrian5366, but i am running a complete fuel system cleaner with this tank of fuel and my rough idle and pinging went away immediately. i don't know if this will help anyone else, but it is an inexpensive thing to try if you have a rough idle. i had replaced PCV valve, checked for vacuum leaks, and replaced EGR valve position sensor with no avail. i am also getting my timing belt done today. this truck had factory timing belt with 178k miles! ouch.
#2151 of 2995 radiator overflow bottle on 1999 ford ranger
May 02, 2006 (5:48 pm)
i am pretty new to the whole maintenance part of things on my truck (ford ranger 1999 3.0l v6) and i am wondering if anyone can tell me where the radiator overflow bottle is.
#2152 of 2995 Re: radiator overflow bottle on 1999 ford ranger [omaskater]
May 03, 2006 (8:53 am)
Usually found hanging on the side of the radiator and marked "coolant"
#2153 of 2995 Instrument lights
May 03, 2006 (7:02 pm)
I am sorry I don't really have a Ford Ranger. I have just purchased a 1999 Mazda B4000 with 100,000mi and I was told that it is the exact same truck as a Ranger. I was wondering if anyone of you has ever replaced the instrument lights. I couldn't reach from under to get to the bulbs. It looks like I will have to take the whole cluster out. Are there any tricks in removing the instrument cluster? Please help.