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#237 of 292 Re: How do I check automatic transmission fluid level? [lacrossesoaked]
Apr 27, 2010 (11:10 pm)
I also think you are probably ok.
Low,low fluid will cause 'drivability' problems. Harsh or sloppy shifts. Not 'going into gear' quickly. If you drove it a while with symptoms like this, you might do damage.
My somewhat simular story - A previous wife, before she became a wife, had a 69 Camero that everyone in her family drove and no one maintained. It was a 3 year old car. When we go so close that she would let me grope her car, I checked the tranny. Nothing on the stick. I buy a quart of Dexron and slowly start adding it. And adding it. And adding it. Got the entire quart in there - don't remember if it was on the stick or not. But it took about another half quart to get to the mark. I then jacked it up and looked at the bottom. For some reason, most of the bolts on the tranny pan were loose. One was gone. Tightened up the pan bolts and replaced the missing one and the fluid then stayed in it.
And the car never missed a shift and was very smooth - with 1 1/2 quarts low.
#238 of 292 Re: How do I check automatic transmission fluid level? [lacrossesoaked]
Apr 28, 2010 (4:43 am)
I did not notice any problems with shifting while driving on LOW fluid. Maybe I did get lucky this time. Thanks to both of you for your assistance.
#239 of 292 Re: 95 Ford Ranger 4cyl. [birdyx99]
May 12, 2010 (3:17 pm)
I have a 97 ranger does the same thing, I have installed heat deflectors, and wrapped hyd clutch line in tin foil. but on 85 to 90 degree days I had better not drive over 20miles or the clutch will act up, Let it cool 15 min and away you go.. I now carry a jug of water...for cooling..
#240 of 292 Possible Transmitions
May 15, 2010 (3:29 pm)
I have a 93 Ranger 2wd 4 cyl 5 speed. This will be my 2nd transmit ion replacement. I will be driving along and it just seems to go to neutral. I try to engage the clutch but it is not there. I roll to the side of the road. After about 15 mins my clutch comes back but the transmission does not.
I would like to know what is going on? What transmissions can I look for to replace it. What years will bolt up and if a different make like Masda would also work?
#241 of 292 need help please!!!!
Jun 05, 2010 (12:08 pm)
hey guys, new member here.............I recently had my reverse band break in my 99 3.0 v6 ranger automatic tranny, I am having financial troubles right now so I decided to pull the tranny out myself....everyhing was going great till I got to the top bellhousing bolts...........lol now I have no idea how to get to them......any tips???? I can't reach from the top or bottom and I am really frustrated cause once they are out so is the transmission!!!!!!!!!
does anyone know where I could get a picture or the tranny or where all the bolts are????
#242 of 292 Re: need help please!!!! [mwillisjr57]
Jun 05, 2010 (4:38 pm)
you need to remove the cross member holding up the rear of the tranny and lower the back down to give you more clearence to the top bolts and to get to them you need a swivel socket or one with a socket on it 3/8 is what i use and you will need a 24 inch extension or smaller one hooked together and a breaker bar to break them loose then back them out with your ratchet or impact,dont forget to take the bolts out of touque convertor also,,good luck
#243 of 292 transmission swaping
Jun 05, 2010 (7:51 pm)
I have a 91 ford ranger just rebuilt motor v6 3.0 an drove for a week an trans went to crap in a hand basket. Took it to two shops both said lots of arms legs & i think some teeth.1200.00 to 1500.00 so i found 92 ranger good runner i thot, the 4cly went in about 3 weeks,bought 92 for 400. it has auto trans 4speed od will the trans in 92 4 cyl bolt to 91 v6 3.0 both automatic 4 speed odrives. thanks for any incite.To ad i found a 5 speed manual in a91 ranger v6 3.0 do i need to take computer out of the one with manual trans an put it in the one that has the auto trans? i have all the pedals an steering column for the swap if need be.but rather go auto to auto easier
#244 of 292 Re: transmission swaping [daddyj1]
Jun 06, 2010 (9:54 am)
#245 of 292 Re: 02 Ranger Transmission Problems [yourallthesame]
Jun 13, 2010 (8:25 am)
how do I bleed my manual transmission line on my 1995 ford ranger
#246 of 292 1993 Ranger automatic trans jumps gear @ idle
Jun 26, 2010 (7:16 pm)
But only when all is cold.(early 1993, 3Liter w/ 175K miles.) When engine is reved slightly w/ truck at rest trans will reenter w/ a slight jolt and I'm on my merry way. This also happens in reverse. I find myself shifting to neutral prior to stopping when engine is cold. This is very un-nerving in traffic. External linkage has no slop in it and seems to work properly. Fluid level is normal and has never been cooked (flushed and changed 100K mi.). This vehicle must be seen to be appreciated so letting it go isn't an option.