Help! 97 ranger gears gringing in reverse, trouble shifting into first... - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2004, 18:09   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Connectict
Age: 34
Posts: 2
Help! 97 ranger gears gringing in reverse, trouble shifting into first...

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!
TheLWord is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2004, 06:58   #2 (permalink)
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
ebxr8240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 61
Posts: 6,360
Re: Help! 97 ranger gears gringing in reverse, trouble shifting into first...

Use a fine or quality thinner gear box oil..Has the same troubles with T5's.Most modern box's require light gear oil.. NOT transmission/ diff oil it's way tooo thick and prevents syncro cones working properly...
__________________
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
.
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My "new" 97 Ranger is breaking my heart TheLWord Ford Ranger Forum 5 09-04-2005 15:40
97 ford ranger Funky3821 Ford Ranger Forum 3 04-07-2004 12:49
clunk shifting to reverse, ok to drive? robt Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007 1 09-14-2003 00:08
2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II Stacy94PGT Ford Ranger Forum 1 05-11-2003 22:15
New 2004 Ranger Builds On 16 Years Of Leadership RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 04-15-2003 06:36

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:16.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.