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#225 of 307 2000 ranger tramission trouble
Jan 26, 2010 (11:43 pm)
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 307 tranmission problem
Jan 26, 2010 (11:47 pm)
My truck is a 3.0 4x4 if it makes a difference thank please give me any you have thanks
#227 of 307 Re: **WOULD YOU BUY RANGER again??? [cfowleron]
Feb 07, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Yes. My orginal is 1993 (I bought new and still drive it) extra cab, 4l, 4x4 manual transmission, and the larger tires (at the time) currently 260km. Archilles heel is the slave clutch cylinder is expensive to replace and is known to fail. Front door mounts eventually wer and the door can sag. The box frame mts rust out (same problem known with F150) everything else is normal. I used it for 4x4ing camping, road trips, cruising, fire wood. Great all around down sized truck. Prefer crew cab next time.
#228 of 307 Re: 1992 Ford Ranger: Transmission? [kuberr4]
Feb 07, 2010 (6:08 pm)
My ranger is 1993 xlt 4x4 manual with 4L engine. The whining sound is normal or has been there in mine for years. It is slight or hard to hear.
#229 of 307 Re: tranny went poof [kjcowboy]
Feb 20, 2010 (6:21 am)
This also happened to me and it ended up being the flywheel.
Before it happened I would hear a whirling sound when I accelerated and less
of a whirling sound when I let up. As I kept driving the flywheel totally broke
away from the transmission and the truck coasted to a stop. Where the flywheel
attaches to the transmission was completely ripped off. ($97 for flywheel $400
for labor.) Had to drop trans and exhaust. 1996 4x4 4.0 extended cab Ranger.
#230 of 307 00 automatic ford ranger
Mar 15, 2010 (6:23 am)
My boyfriend keeps having problems with his 00 ford ranger not wanting to go into gear replaced steering colum now he thinks its the steering cable any suggestions before spending $120 on a cable that may not be problem
#231 of 307 92 shift very hard and hard to downshift
Apr 09, 2010 (6:57 pm)
I have a 1992 ranger with a 3,8 v6 and it shifts hard and very hard to down shift 5th gear and reverse is espacally hard any idea?s
#232 of 307 How do I check automatic transmission fluid level?
Apr 26, 2010 (10:11 am)
1991 Ford Ranger V-6, 4.0L: I have read the manual eight times but I am still not sure I have the proper amount of fluid . Checking it cold, without the engine running (is it supposed to be running when you check it cold?) the level is just below the hatchmarks on the dipstick; fluid covers both of the holes on the dipstick. Checking it after driving on the freeway for 25 miles, with the engine running, the dipstick is clean, no trace of fluid. I let it cool down for 30 minutes, checked it again (engine off), fluid reaches the bottom hole on the dipstick.
I am not comfortable with the dipstick being "clean" after the freeway driving. Please HELP !
#233 of 307 Re: How do I check automatic transmission fluid level? [lacrossesoaked]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Interesting. I don't know a whole lot but there should be fluid present on the dipstick both when cold and hot although when hot it may be extremely low! Keep in mind that once the engine is running the fuild is moved about via pumps so there will be less from the point you are measuring from. Although it sounds like your truck is a manual transmission which means you should be checking the fluid when the engine is OFF & cold (takes a lot longer than 30mins for an engine to be cold to the touch).
First off, cold means that the engine hasn't been running and is cold to the touch.
Automatic transmission - check the fuild level while the truck is running.
Manual transmission - check the fluid while the truck is off.
Remove the dipstick & wipe it clean - re-insert & remove again & the fluid level should be between the high & low marks on the stick - the two holes. Keep in mind that when the truck is running pumps circulate the fluid which means less in the area you are measuring from - perhaps a LOT less.
Bottom line... if you're not experiencing hard shifts or noises while shifting then you're probably okay but if you've a real concern about it, you should take it to a mechanic & have them check it or for what little it costs, have them change it out. They can also tell you about the color - red=healthy, brown to black = time to change.
Hope this helps & cheers!
#234 of 307 Re: How do I check automatic transmission fluid level? [lacrossesoaked]
Apr 26, 2010 (10:02 pm)
Well, the post's title says 'automatic transmission'.
I assume, like most auto trannys, the manual tells you to check after being warmed up with the motor running, in Park or Neutral. Right?
You said 'Checking it after driving on the freeway for 25 miles, with the engine running, the dipstick is clean, no trace of fluid. '
I think the manual says to run the vehicle until warmed up, then check. Running this far, if the outside temps were high (90 or more), might make it hotter than the manual is requesting. But, hotter would just push the fluid level higher.
Anyway, after 25 miles, engine running, no fluid on the dip stick means obviously YOUR FLUID IS LOW!!!!!
Look in the manual for the correct tranny fluid to use, and go buy some and add some. Add a little at a time, one cup, and recheck. When it starts to show on the stick, it will come up quick while adding a little fluid, a few ounces. Of course, with it off the stick you might have to add more than one quart.
If it's this low, you have a leak somewhere. Or, the vacumn modulator for the transmission has a busted diaphram and the fluid is being pulled up the vacumn hose and burned in the motor.