My "new" 97 Ranger is breaking my heart
I bought my ford ranger from a friend of a friend nine days ago. It is a manual 5 speed 4 x 4 that had 82,000 miles. He sold it to me for 6,200 and the truck was sweet...for the first five days... then i had trouble getting it into reverse, it was grinding a bit. This is my first standard, but I knew enough to be worried. I asked one of my co-workers to have a look and he thought the clutch felt ok, so I drove it home and the next morning I had trouble again with reverse. I asked a different guy to try it and he said right off the bat, you need a new clutch. My clutch is hydraullic so he said maybe it is just a slave cyllinder... the fluid was a little low and we topped it off and drove it to the mechanic. On the way there I noticed I was having trouble getting it into first gear. I left it at the mechanic friday and when I called him he said the truck seemed 'bound up" and he mentioned an adjustment or a problem with my transmission. He said he'd let me know Monday, so... I'm worried. Do any of you have any ideas on this? I've only had this truck a week, but I hadn't driven much standard before it. Could I have majorly messed up my new baby? Help!