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I have a 2001 Ranger and would like to know 2 things. 1) How do I tell if I have a 4 speed or a 5 speed tranny on a 4 cyl. 2.5 engine.
2) I started having problems with the overdrive not working and then reverse. Then all forward gears went out. If I rev up the engine the truck will try to move but not much. Does this sound like a full rebuild.

Any knowledge would help thank you. :hy:
 

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Squidtty said:
I have a 2001 Ranger and would like to know 2 things. 1) How do I tell if I have a 4 speed or a 5 speed tranny on a 4 cyl. 2.5 engine.
2) I started having problems with the overdrive not working and then reverse. Then all forward gears went out. If I rev up the engine the truck will try to move but not much. Does this sound like a full rebuild.

Any knowledge would help thank you. :hy:

More info please? What year..how many miles..how often did you change the tranny fluid? Tranny fluid smell burnt?
 

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i have almost the same problem, i have a 2.3 88 Ford Ranger, and today it made a couple of clicks when the clutch was in, and i lost all gears completly, the oil has never been changed since i have owned it, and thats about 3 months, dont know how many before...has about 186K on the truck.
 

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oh i forgot to add, i was shifting from 4th gear to 5th gear, and i was doing about 45-50...

none of the gears seemed to work, it sounds like its engaging gears in the transmission, but im a COMPLETE amature when it comes to this...but the transmission sounds mostly normal, no different noises that i can tell, but the clutch feels totally different, and im hoping its the clutch, but i dont know..mayb someone has had a similar problem..


thank you for your time
 

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Yeah it shure sounds like you just need a new clutch, the clutch in my 88 is shot to, going to the shop tommorow. Basicaly if your having trouble shifting gears with any standard tranny its the clutch. O and you really, really need to change that fluid dude..... Its just a smart idea, and while your at it you should crack open the differential and change that fluid to, cuz itll be in the same shape as the trannys.
 

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i got a 88 ranger and beside the motor blown,the tranny was hard to shift,had to fight it to get into gear. what the problem was the slave cylinder was shot . got the motor change over and slave cylinder was change and no more problem shifting and i agree ,change tranny oil and i hope that fix the problem good luck
 

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well thats just the thing, its not hard going INTO gear, it seems easy, but its not going into gear at all, because with the motor running, it doesnt even spin the driveshaft, or decrese the motor speed any...there is no grinding. and with the truck off, and it in ANY gear, it still rolls...

some guy told me i broke something in the tranny..how hard is it to fix for someone like me?
 

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going to try to put in a new clutch friday, hopefully that solves the problems, someone had said that it just blew out the center pins in the clutch. i got a free clutch and a haynes manual. hopefully i goes well

thanks for evryones postes and help
 

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Yeah it shure sounds like you just need a new clutch, the clutch in my 88 is shot to, going to the shop tommorow. Basicaly if your having trouble shifting gears with any standard tranny its the clutch. O and you really, really need to change that fluid dude..... Its just a smart idea, and while your at it you should crack open the differential and change that fluid to, cuz itll be in the same shape as the trannys.
Very good advice! Also many tranny problems are caused by worn/mal-adjusted clutch master/slave cylinder setup. Some are adjustable, and some aren't but either way if they are worn it can cause alot of shifting problems. Always replace them as a set...master cylinder and slave cylinder to ensuer that you are getting the full and proper travel of the throw-out bearing.
 
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