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#165 of 292 1999 Ford Ranger / Transmission
Feb 10, 2009 (11:10 am)
I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 4X4 with 3.0 engine. (I just bought it, so I do not know it's history).
The transmission seems to shift fine. Has a whine in first. Was told this is a normal noise for Ford Rangers. I took it to my local Ford dealer for a transmission analysis. Apparently their diagnosis disclosed no code problems or issues. They determined the noise is in first and reverse. They say it is a "planetary" issue. They want to "further explore" the problem. Stated may have debris in the pan / throughout the transmission. (Extra money to pull the pan of course.) The fluid does seem dirty. Not bright pink as should be. They claim changing the fluid will not correct the problem. It seems to me that changing the fluid and filter could improve the function of the unit. I always thought the filter prevented debris from getting into the unit. So what am I missing here?
#166 of 292 Re: 1999 Ford Ranger / Transmission [mgrif58]
Feb 10, 2009 (2:48 pm)
You're correct in your assumption regarding the filter & yes changing both the filter and fluid will allow the unit to function properly, but maybe only for a time. If Ford suspects a "planetary" issue then they suspect the gears. Planetary is a method of gearing much like the planets rotate around the sun the gears rotate around a sun gear and they all operate within a ring gear (someone correct or provide a better explanation?). If this is the case, perhaps what you are hearing is the gears rubbing (not quite grinding yet) and the shavings are soiling the fluid. In this case, changing the fluid will help clean it up but won't solve the problem, just prolong it.
I'd recommend taking your truck to some place other than Ford for a second or even third opinion.
Just my 6 cents.
Feb 13, 2009 (5:27 pm)
are the bellhousings different for the 2.3 4cyl. than the 3.0 V6 with the m50d-r1.
#168 of 292 Re: No 4th Gear (Overdrive) [stevegintn]
Feb 14, 2009 (7:24 am)
One last update: After the transmission checked out fine, I replaced the ECM but made no diff - still no overdrive (4th gear) and cruise control does not work.
Anybody have a clue as to what's going on? - maybe a short somewhere?
I'm about ready to call it quits.
#169 of 292 Ford Rangwer 99 auto Transmission
Feb 16, 2009 (3:36 pm)
Reverse doesn't work. Want to know possible causes?
Feb 18, 2009 (10:27 am)
Okay, I have seen several different replies to this question, and they are all different. Hopefully, I can get a for sure answer?
I have a 99 Ranger 3.0 automatic. I have already replaced the transmission once in it. Now the Over Drive light flashes and the transmission slams between first and second, with the check engine light constantly on. Can someone please give me a for sure answer on this? I would really hate to replace the transmission again for nothing.
#171 of 292 my 94 ranger
Feb 18, 2009 (7:23 pm)
my ranger is making a noise like a dddddddd in 1st 2nd 3rd and 5th no noise in fourth though somebody please help me out it also whines in 1 2 3 5 not 4
#172 of 292 Swapping out the 5speed trans on my 08 Ranger 4x4
Feb 24, 2009 (10:25 am)
Anyone ever attempt or heard of anyone swaping out the 5 speed on a Ranger with a 6 speed? My current gas mileage is herrendous and I'm hoping to improve it.
#173 of 292 Re: Swapping out the 5speed trans on my 08 Ranger 4x4 [doublej2]
Feb 24, 2009 (10:45 pm)
It's a truck.
It's a 4x4.
It's going to get bad milage.
#174 of 292 Re: Swapping out the 5speed trans on my 08 Ranger 4x4 [bolivar]
Feb 25, 2009 (5:13 am)
Hey, thanks for the update! No, really!