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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
110,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


We had the reverse repaired, the valve body replaced and nothing seems to repair this o/d light coming on while driving 55-60 down hwy. If you turn truck off and then on again it seems to reset.,. The repair shop inspected our transmission when he repaired reverse and said no apparent problem was found. Seems ford needs to fix this pain in the butt truck. I have seen alot of this on the internet anyone have a cure for this problem besides setting fire to the damned thing. Really like the truck.

- , Slater, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 162010

Ranger XLT 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

Only occurs after driving for a few miles, o/d doesn't flash until then. If you turn the engine off the process starts over again.

- , Corning, NY, USA

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