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Ford Ranger Transmission Questions



  • vasolinivasolini Posts: 3
    Thanks for your input. They still have the truck and now they are going to pull the tranny to make sure I put everything back together properly. There wasn't much to it, but I told them to go ahead in case there is something I may have done incorrectly. I can't believe it has taken this long and still no good results.
    I tried the gravity bleed as per the Haynes manual, but it doesn't flow out, it trickles.
    If they can't get it soon, the Ford dealer is right across the street! I prolly shoulda taken it there to begin with. So much for trying to save a buck.
  • jack78jack78 Posts: 5
    Why would automatic trans fluid come out the filler tube?
    When you start the eng to check the trans level it's checks OK (cold). But you drive the truck for just a few minutes then check the level the fluid poors out. I checked the vent tube and blew air in it, it does not seem pluged.
    The truck has not been driven much.
    any thoughts?
  • pistol15pistol15 Posts: 1
    I replaced the clutch in my 95 Ranger and had the exact same problem. I replaced the Master and the slave but still no help until I saw a note in the box the master cylinder came in. The note had me call a help desk and they would walk me through the bleeding process. They had be take the master along with the clutch line off the truck and bleed it by filling the resevoir with fluid and tilting the line while holding the check valve open so the air would come out of the valve. It has been a couple years so the exact steps are a bit fuzzy. I'm pretty confident this will fix your problem. If you still have the master cylinder box, look for the sheet that gives you a 1-800 number and they can help you for free. Good luck.
  • kdeezlekdeezle Posts: 12
    I am putting in a auto v6 trans in my ranger. I am a do it mydelfer. any tips on the easiest way to get it in? I am have trouble lining the torque converter up.
  • lk270lk270 Posts: 1
    I just purchased a 94 Ranger 3.0 auto transmission and when you shift to reverse it really shifts hard ,it really jumps, when you put it in drive it shifts a little rough but nothing like it does in reverse anybody have any ideas ???
  • lucyfordlucyford Posts: 2
    i was stuck in traffic for a long time, rolling along in 1st gear. traffic thinned out. i tried to go faster, but when i stepped on the gas, i couldnt get out of first gear. brought it to the shop, who couldnt get it out of first either. they just called and said it was going to cost me about $700 to fix becasue i need a speed sensor in the rear end, it has a bad seal, and break fluid is leaking from the left rear wheel. does this warrant $700 worth of work?
  • My Ranger is making noise. When I push the clutch in it makes a rattleing noise and when I am driving. b ut only in the afternoo. I go to work at 5:30 AM and this morning is did not make any noise. Yesterday afternoon it started making noise and this afternoon. Any body got any Ideas. :confuse:
  • I have a 1992 ford ranger auto and need to replace the shifter.
    I need to know what trany is in this year truck to order a shifter.
    The pan has 18 bolts. :confuse:
  • The third gear grinds when transmission is warmed up. How can I fix this problem?
  • I have a 95 Ford Ranger 5spd. Every now and then, when the truck gets real hot under the hood, the clutch begins to 'slip' and then gets stiff and will not release the clutch. I have to wait 20 or 30 minutes for the engine to 'cool down' and then it runs fine. I have been unable to figure out what causes this. It only happens about twice a year or so. Anyone know what this is or have the simalar problem?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I don't know much about clutches, but the RAnger has a hydrolic clutch.

    I think yours is sticking for some reason. I don't know if flushing the fluid and refilling with new might help...

    Or, it might have to have a new slave cylinder put on it.
  • First i have a 5 speed manual trans. I wondering what the last sensor is before the driveshaft, I need to know what the name/job of it is so that i can solve my problem. thanks a lot.
  • my 94 5speed 4cyl is hard getting into 1st gear. it shofts fine but when in neutral I have to go through the gears to get into 1st I dont want to break my shifter any help would be appreciated
  • I recently purchased a `99 Ranger 4x4 xlt. I like it a lot. It has the 3.0 L motor, manual 5 speed trans.

    It seems to be slipping, but not at the clutch. Are there known problems with either the trans or the rear end? It's only slipping a little bit like at the axle spline or maybe the tail shaft of the trans, not sure.

    Thanks for you input.

  • efreckefreck Posts: 2
    i have the same truck, several years ago there was a factory recall on the driveshaft,when i got the recall letter mine was doing the exact same thing, im pretty sure you can get that fixed for's!
  • I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT w/automatic transmission (3spd + OD). Yesterday all of a sudden it didn't want to go into D/OD, so I put it in 2, then D/OD & it did fine. There seems to be a long delay when shifting from P to D/OD or N to D/OD, but not from 2 to D/OD. It also doesn't matter if I have the OD turned on or off.
    I'm hoping that it's a simple fix...that since I actually have a D/OD that it'll be nothing internal, but i'm no mechanic.
    Thanks for reading.
  • I have a 99 ranger xlt 4.0L auto. when i put it into drive it slams into the first couple gears. any ideas?
  • I want to change the transmission oil in my '97 Ranger.
    Do I have to drop the pan in order to do so? If yes, is
    there a gasket to replace? Is there a filter in the
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I'm not a tranny expert, but one simple thing that will cause slam shifts is a bad vacumn modular valve on the tranny. Or, a big leak in the hose that goes to it.

    This will be a small 'can' that plugs into the side of the tranny. It will have a hose, probably a combination of rubber and steel line' that runs from it to a vacumn source on the intake.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Yes, you have to drop the pan.
    Yes, you should replace the gasket.
    Yes, there is a filter to replace.

    When you buy the filter, there should be a new gasket included.

    When you drop the pan, wipe the inside of the pan clean to get rid of the grim inside.

    Make sure you get the new filter in place correctly.

    Be sure to check your owners manual for the correct kind of tranny fluid to be used to refill.

    If you have a large pan to catch the oil (it's going to come out all around the pan when you get the bolts loose), and something to measure (old 1 gallon milk jug), you should measure how much fluid you get out of the tranny. This will then give you a good idea of how much to pour back into the tranny after changing it.

    Put about 1 quart less than what you catch out, then start and idle the motor, shifting thru the gears. Then check it again. Bring it up to where it's into the hash marks on the stick. Then drive it for a few miles, enough to get it warmed up nicely, than check it again and bring it up to full mark.
  • Did you find the issue? Mine just started with that problem and now it is slipping for all gears. I have to rev it up to get it into gear until the pressure is built up and it will shift. A mechanic said he thought it was a torque converter clutch soloneoid. What did you find out?
  • I'm having a similar problem, i have a 94 and when i start it cold it doesn't find 1st right away i have to rev it a few times and then it might slip out of gear until the engine warms up a bit. then when I'm cruising around 45mph it can't make up its mind about shifting up or down so it fumbles around a bit until either slow down or feed it some more gas.
    If this isn't enough info feel free to ask a few questions and ill try and fill in the blanks best i can but i need a little help before i take it to get fixed cause I'm not looking forward to having some idiot charge me an arm and a leg to replace my trans if i dont have to
  • Ok I Have a 97 Ranger w/ 2.3l engine and 5 Speed Tranny I just put in a new clutch, Slave cylander, and Pressure plate It worked for a while then it just would not shift into gear while running. Can someone help me?
  • I have a 2002 ford ranger pu at times when I put it in reverse and back up I push in the clutch and it keeps going I have to shut off the engine to get it out of gear, I already replaced the clutch, no help.

    HELP Any ideas ????????
  • Today as I parked (XLT 4.0 automatic) and attempted to put the gear selector
    in Park and the truck eased forward. I turned off the ignition and
    now it will not turn over. The gear selector will go into the Park position (and
    out of park by pressing the brake pedal ) but
    the truck can be pushed forward so its not in park. I crawled under
    and moved cable back and forward. Problem evidently isn't there.
    Ignition seems okay, on and off checks the power door locks.
    Is there a sensor or relay I should look at?
  • I have a 91 ranger. yesterday the clutch started poping. I pulled back the carpet and on both sides of the clutch rod the firewall is cracked about 3 inches. What would you do?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Find a very good welder.
  • So I have a 99 automatic Ford ranger and had some issues that started a month ago. First it wouldn't start so I took the alarm off and it ran again. Now I have to put it in 2nd to get it moving and when it hits about 3000 to 4000 rpms I slip it into drive.... if I drop below 3000 rpms it slips out of gear....and does nothing.... What can I do can someone help?
  • Shift cable broke where it comes near the
    exhaust, $65 part, fairly easy installation.
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