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#217 of 292 1999 ford ranger 3.0 wont go into gear
Dec 22, 2009 (5:18 pm)
my transmission had something wrong with it about a year ago but too broke to fix it at that time but drove it anyway.......i would have to drop it into 2nd then into drive for the trany to engage........i drove it like that for a year and last couple of days it would go into drive the normal way i was doin but it would engage when i would rev the motor to the rev limiter and after 3 sec of hitting the rev limiter the tranny would kick into drive but the other day it wouldnt do anything besides reverse.........please help me get an idea of whats goin on thanks
#218 of 292 Re: 1999 ford ranger 3.0 wont go into gear [chadlo87]
Dec 22, 2009 (5:35 pm)
Before you start tearing apart the transmission take it to a dealer and have them do a check on your computer.....I had the same truck in a shop for 8 months tryin to figure out the transmission problem and it was the computer the whole time....I got a used one at a junk yard for $50 and it was fine. But only the dealer can run the right kind of computer test.
#219 of 292 need help findin out what tranny it is
Jan 07, 2010 (10:49 am)
I have an 85 ford ranger 4x4 and i need to change the clutch slave cylinder in it but its not the original transmission is what ive been told so i need somebody to tell me what models came with the slave cylinder on the outside of the tranny instead of the inside.. thanks
#220 of 292 tranny went poof
Jan 22, 2010 (5:41 pm)
93 ford ranger 4x4 4.0 5 spd. - I was driving along and heard a "Poof' sound and vehichle jerked and then, kept going as if it were fine. A couple of miles down the road, it quit pulling and a little smoke came up through the shifter in the floor. I pulled over, the motor ran fine but tranny wouldn't go in gear. The shifter worked, but wouldn't go anywhere. Had to be towed. Help please!!
#221 of 292 **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again???
Jan 23, 2010 (7:03 am)
HEY friends, I am looking for a car for my 17 year old son, and found a sweet looking ford ranger truck.....am wondering if you like yours did you drive it forever....is there a certain point when you should get rid of them as they become expensive to maintain? he would not be a heavy driver......just looking for good or bad feeedback. thanks in advance.
#222 of 292 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [outdoorslady]
Jan 24, 2010 (5:05 am)
I bought myself a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT (2 wheel, 6cyl, A/C, pwr windows, manual trans) about a year ago.
Good Feedback: Drives great, plenty of power for hauling small loads, the engine is the shared Mazda design - reliablity is HIGH with these - the 1999 Probe LX had the same engine (had one of those prior to this truck), easy to fix / maintain, plenty of parts at the local scrap yards, plenty of room in the cab, A/C is COLD, heats up quickly in the winter (thank the lords!), engine purrs even after 11yrs. I'm not exactly certian on this issue but mine has a tough time getting into gear from time to time. Its been suggested that this could be due to a poor slave cylinder where the clutching is concerned. I'm waiting for it to stick completely in gear before changing this though simply because I'm uncertain - I don't know that this is a common issue with this model / year but it is frustrating enough to mention.
Poor Feedback: It's a truck & as such, winter tires are (just my opinion) a requirement - pretty greasey in the rain / snow - even with added weight in the bed. Due to recent electrical issues (minor) the reading I've done suggests that there may be a control module that requires replacing in the steering column, apparently this is common to this year of Ranger. Mine came with a single key and to have another key made they basically have to give me a new key system & that is expensive! This is due to the Anti-Theft technology they used at the time. If I had a second key, the third could be programmed from the original two but with only one, Ford has to work some magic I'm told (as per a couple dealerships).
Would I purchase / recommend a Ford Ranger to others, YES definitely. At least the 1999 I would. I'm happy with the way it drives, it always starts and it's got plenty of power when hauling a load and gas consumption, full or empty is fair - at least comparable to the '99 Probe I got rid of to get the truck. Hope this helps.
#223 of 292 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [outdoorslady]
Jan 24, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I have had two Rangers over the years, both with manual transmisions. One was a 1983 when they first came out and the other a 2008 which I got last year. Both have been dependable and trouble free for the time I had them. I live where it does not snow, but keep in mind any pickup will be a little more able to break loose in the rear. On the other hand I have been hit hard in my 2008 ranger once already and the car that hit me paid a heavy price compared to the minor damage I received. A truck is also much easier to work on, better access.
#224 of 292 '92 4 cyl 5 spd manual Ranger has only 4th gear
Jan 25, 2010 (2:10 pm)
While driving about 70 mph in 5th gear on the Interstate, there was a "clunk" and the engine began racing. Cut the throttle, stabed the clutch, pulled over and found that while shifter worked fine, only 4th gear would engage. 2nd makes a slight grinding like the gears are barely touching ... and nothing in 1st, 3rd, 5th and reverse. Anybody had such an experience?
#225 of 292 2000 ranger tramission trouble
Jan 27, 2010 (12:43 am)
Just bought 2000 ford ranger automatic with 120000 miles drives great except when it get up to third gear it starts to slip and the rpm's start to red line. Do i need to rebuild my tranny or is it something else if any one can answer my question it would be great. I love the truck just wish i could fix this problem without dishing out tons of money,if anyone has had similar problems and know what to do it would be great if you could let me know what you did to fix it.
#226 of 292 tranmission problem
Jan 27, 2010 (12:47 am)
My truck is a 3.0 4x4 if it makes a difference thank please give me any you have thanks