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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$650.00
Average Mileage:
73,212 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace the transmission (1 reports)
1997 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142007

(reported on)

Ranger XTL 2.3L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,425 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

For most FORD's the transmission goes out around 88000.

But here is my story, I got this Vehicle everything works good, and when i hit 88400 miles the transmission starts to slam and shifts VERY hard. Took it to the Dealership they said i need a new tranny

- , Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 072003

(reported on)

Ranger

  • 58,000 miles

have had problems shifting into 2nd gear from time to time, its like the knob hits a stop about halfway in ad wont go any further. the only way to shift at that point is to take it all the way back out to neutral and try again. major pain!

- , Kitty Hawk, NC, USA

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