I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered, but I haven't found a thread that is particular to this issue. I have an '04 Ranger 4cyl 2WD Automatic.
When the engine is cold and I shift from reverse to drive, there's only a couple seconds between changing gears. When the engine's warm and I change gears from reverse to drive, it can take up to 8 seconds for the gear to finally engage. It seems to be gradually getting worse. The fluid level looks fine and it doesn't smell burnt. I have no idea what the issue is, but i'm hoping to look like this guy someday soon >>>>