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#138 of 307 1992 Ford Ranger tranny problems
Nov 17, 2008 (10:26 pm)
I own a 1992 Ford Ranger 6 cylinder 4 speed + overdrive. It sometimes will go into reverse just fine and at others it shifts into reverse but when you let up on the clutch nothing happens the truck remains in neutral and a very loud grinding occurs. You can feel this grinding in the shifter knob. It now occasionally does this between gears however the sound goes away when accelerating or stopped, it only seems to happen when decelerating or reverse. Also, it sometimes won't "catch" gears when I shift and will instead cruise in neutral with this odd grinding noise. I drained the tranny oil and replaced. No luck. It tends to be fine when it is cold, however gets increasingly difficult when the truck has been driven for a bit. I've talked around trying to gain advice, some people say the tranny's gone others tell me its a bearing on my clutch. I have never had a truck that grinds and whines at me so I'm not sure what to think and would like some other people's opinions before dropping my tranny. thanks.
#139 of 307 /99 ranger 2 wheel/ 5 speed SHAKES
Nov 19, 2008 (12:24 pm)
I have a 99 Ranger that I thought had a tire shake, I replaced all 4 rims and put new tires on, still have shake took tires back and had rebalanced twice. Still shakes, univerals are tight. This shake is driving me crazy I can't even play a cd with out it skipping, shake starts around 50 mph and if I make it to 60 mph it shakes real bad almost as if all 4 tires are loose. also I have 4 new shocks installed as well so it's not that.
If anyone could help I would greatly appriciate it.
#140 of 307 Re: /99 ranger 2 wheel/ 5 speed SHAKES [gab3]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:16 pm)
Drive shaft/universal joint problems?
Is this an extended cab, which may have a 'split' drive shaft? Essentially two drive shafts with a bearing in the middle. The bearing may be bad.
#141 of 307 Re: /99 ranger 2 wheel/ 5 speed SHAKES [gab3]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:53 pm)
i have an 03 ranger that was doing similar. turned out to be a bad drivers side front wheel bearing. the easiest way to tell is jack up front of truck and see if either front tire has any play when off the ground. if so it is a bad wheel bearing. on the two wheel drive models the inner and outer wheel bearings are approx, $3.00 dollars a piece and farely easy to change. bout 30 minutes a piece. on the 4x4 of mine it was a hub assembly and it went from $3.00 dollars to $285 dollars just for the part still only took bout 30 minutes to replace. hope this helps
#142 of 307 Flywheel on Shaft on Rear of Tranny Fell Off
Dec 19, 2008 (5:07 am)
I have a 2001 Ranger, 5-speed manual; 2.3 L engine. On the shaft coming out of the transmission, in front of the u-joint, there is a large cylinder 8 in. or so in diameter. It completely separated from the shaft it was on and was rattling around on the shaft. It looks like it was just held in place by a rubber bushing that has deteriorated. Can anyone tell me what this piece is called, and what to do about my problem? I would like to know what I'm asking for when I go to the parts store.
#143 of 307 Re: Flywheel on Shaft on Rear of Tranny Fell Off [Hiker67]
Dec 19, 2008 (6:58 am)
Since posting this, I've done some research, and the piece, that is supposed to be 1 piece and not 2, is called a Universal Joint Yoke. Now, all I need to do is find one, and that doesn't seem to be an easy task. I'll try the local parts store, but any suggestions will be considered and appreciated.
Dec 19, 2008 (7:58 am)
tansmission has been ok, shifts hard when first put in drive. driving home last night, i had it floored and just lost the transmission completely. waited 1/2 hour drove for approx 5 miles, done the same thing loss of transmission power, felt like it was in neutral. parked it, went and picked it up this morning, drove home 4 miles or so no problem. please help, single female with no clue what to do, and don't want to break down on highway again at 3 am. thanks
#145 of 307 Re: 1992 ford ranger [needhelp21]
Dec 19, 2008 (8:28 am)
If I were you, I wouldn't mess around getting stranded. I'd get it to a reliable tranmission shop. It may not necessarily mean a new transmission, but you need reliable transportation.
#146 of 307 Re: 1992 ford ranger [Hiker67]
Dec 19, 2008 (9:29 am)
would you happen to know what could be wrong, i have someone willing to work on it but not sure where to start. thanks again
#147 of 307 Re: 1992 ford ranger [needhelp21]
Dec 20, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Did any lights come on? Check engine,abs, any thing like that?