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Oct 01, 2001 (12:23 pm)
My aluminum Transmission has be over hauled 2 times. First time was about 10k, and the second time was about 28k.
I dont know if this to be true or not but I was told they had alot of TBS problems out of the 1998 model Rangers and they also discontinued the type of transmission we have in these 98 models. Doe anyone here know about this. Is there any f150 owners here that know about the TBS on the new f150.
Oct 02, 2001 (6:47 am)
Probably was an automatic? Is there a part or identification number you could include to help the rest of us? I had to replace my 93 transmission once at around 122,000 Miles. If you have a manual, make sure you don't ride the clutch and fully disengage the drivetrain before shifting. Also no eats up manual's like power shifting and improper RPM engagement.
If you do have an automatic I really recommend everyone do their yearly maintenance, otherwise known as a transmission filter replacement. That puts new fluid in and greatly extends the life of any automatic.
Of course the 5 speed manual is much more tried and true, so that's what my next truck will have. Hopefully the new 5 speed automatic can give it a run for it's money.
#240 of 2991 What does Pinging sound like? Is it a serious problem?
Oct 10, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I have heard from a few people that Ford Ranger's with the 3.0 litre V6 ping. I have a 2001 REG. CAB EDGE with the V6. It only has 5300 km's on it. It seems to be running great, but it's to early to tell I guess. Also has anyone heard of any other serious problems with the EDGE? I just got my truck in August and so far I notice there is a huge difference compared my 94 Ranger with the 2.3LTR 4 Cylinder.
#241 of 2991 '01 Edge 3.0l v6 / Pinging
Oct 17, 2001 (8:11 am)
The pinging is more or less the engine combustion is strained under heavy output. This could be from timing advancement issues under acceleration, uphill and/or under load, and/or low octane rated gasoline. Basically the higher the octane, the longer or slower it will burn, which produces more push or power. The 3.0l is a fairly small engine, with low compression and piston bore/stroke, which is designed for economical use. So those with a heavier foot or heavier load will definitely be working the engine to it's fullest. I'm no expert on 3.0l's, but these generalizations should help you get the idea.
With a regular cab, and a 2001 model, you will most likely never encounter any pinging at all. And if you do, it will be very slight, and only when going up a steep hill and/or a heavy payload. Where downshifting or shifting out of overdrive doesn't help, an upgrade in gas octane will help. Like all TSB's, it is just something to be aware of, and to help in case of any problems with your vehicle or dealership service.
#242 of 2991 Oil Plug Leaks
Oct 27, 2001 (11:13 am)
My '96 Ranger Supercab with 4.0 automatic has had at lease 4 different oil plugs. All start leaking about every 2k miles. I have talked to several Ford mechanics who have no answer. I have had the regular type with the "O" ring and a flat type with a soft metal washer. When I check the leak, I can easily turn the plug 1/3 round. I have never had this problem before on any other car and I have been changing my own oil from over 50 years. I need help. BTW - two mechanics thought the leak was the main seal as the oil from the plug blows back to the seal area. I have proved it is the plug by cleaning and watching the drips.
#243 of 2991 There may have been more money for them in replacing the main seal
Oct 28, 2001 (4:38 am)
This is a wild guess, and Im not an expert by any means, but could the threads where the plug screws in be stripped?
#244 of 2991 Oil Plug Leaks
Oct 28, 2001 (8:15 pm)
eharri3 has probably hit on it. Someone overtightened the oil plug and has slightly stripped the threads---that's way it keeps working loose. Go to an auto parts store and get an oversize oil plug that is made just for this problem. It will turn in hard the first time as it's cutting new threads but should seal up just fine.
#245 of 2991 Oil Plug Leaks
Oct 29, 2001 (8:07 am)
Thanks for the help. I will try to get an oversize plug. Will keep you posted but I will wait until I change oil again.
#246 of 2991 Clutch problem, 1994
Oct 29, 2001 (8:31 am)
My 1994 Ranger (2.3l 4cyl manual) has been with my mechanic for over a week. He replaced the clutch with an aftermarket product, and could not get it to work. It will not "bleed out". He removed that clutch and ordered a new one from the Ford dealer - the LEGIT part -, replaced it, and it still will not work. They can't get this to bleed out either. HELP!!!!
Oct 29, 2001 (9:16 am)
Also try putting some teflon tape on the threads, if the oversize plug doesn't work. If push comes to shove, a little silicon will stop it. But you'll have to reapply it every oil change.