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#280 of 307 Hard Shifting
Jan 10, 2012 (1:30 pm)
I have a 2010 Ranger 2WD with a manual transmission and it seems to be getting harder to get into gear (1st & 2nd) so I took it into the dealer and the transmission mechanic test drove it and agreed that it seemed like the synchronizer was hanging up. He said it would be covered under warranty since I only have 16K on it. He asked me to wait until it gets worse so he could easily identify the bad parts. I just wondered if anyone else has had this problem with their Ranger?
#282 of 307 99' Ford Ranger 4.0V6, Auto Need Help I have no reverse in my truck.
Jan 17, 2012 (3:04 pm)
This morning, I put the truck in reverse it went fine in gear, I drove in reverse maybe 20' and it felt like I had hit something. The truck shook, I didn't really hear anything. I got out and didn't see anything, but the truck wouldn't go into reverse. I toggled thru fwd then reverse a few times and it went into reverse. I drove a few miles to the store and the same thing. Now I am home and no reverse. Then fluid level is fine but smells burnt.
I have a 2nd interview tomorrow, all indications are that I will finally be hired after 4 years unemployed now this luck. The job is 50 miles away and the only way there is through the Cajon summit(moderate elevation mtn. pass) I have read stories of being able to drive forward even though there is no reverse gear. I can deal with this of course. I am just afraid of the whole tranny going out completely.
I have never had a problem other than hard shifts from 1st to 2nd since I got my ranger with 86k mi.
#283 of 307 89 ford ranger auto trans v6
Feb 22, 2012 (12:18 pm)
my trans just quit well go into gears but have noting was just driveing and it just stoped working i ck fuild it is clean no burn smell shifter gose in all gears but well not in gage
#285 of 307 Ranger transmission?
May 27, 2012 (7:11 am)
I believe it's my transmission not sure but I'm leaking fluid and when I looked it looks like I have some bolts missing. I have a picture but I don't see where to attach it here. I had service done on it about 10000 miles ago. Did they not put the bolts back on tight enough and they fell off?
#286 of 307 Transmission slip HELP!!
Jul 07, 2012 (9:16 pm)
Okay, i have a 2001 3.0 v6 automatic 2wd lifted on 33s and my transmission slips and bangs into drive and 1st gear i changed the transmission fluid and it still didnt help, its drive able but i do go mudding and im afraid im gonna throw my drive shaft or whole transmission
#287 of 307 06 Ranger stuch in first
Nov 16, 2012 (9:47 am)
I carried a heavy load and the trany began slipping so I replaced the clutch, master and slave cylinders along with both bearings and now I can't get it out of first. Whats up with that? I've done clutches before with no problem. My head is getting sore from scratching.
#288 of 307 96 ranger rough shift
Dec 04, 2012 (7:05 am)
I just inherited a 96 ranger with 212,000 miles. Trans upshift and downshift is very rough. Went to have the fluid and filter changed and was told it could make the problem worse as it might break loose varnish coating parts. Anyone have any thoughts?
#289 of 307 Re: 96 ranger rough shift [krrnyc]
Dec 14, 2012 (12:26 am)
Well, I agree that I would not do a 'flush' where the tranny hoses are opened up and fluid under pressure is pumped thru the system.
But I would think just dropping the tranny pan and cleaning (if it is just a metal screen) or replacing the filter and refilling with new fluid would not 'break anything loose'.
But with 212,000 miles, this might a waste of money. Money might be better spent on a rebuild or trying to find a used tranny with some kind a warranty. But another thing to think about - what is the truck worth? $1,000? Putting $1,000 (? who knows) into a tranny might also not be money well spent. Might be time to just sell it for salvage.