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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 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 #1

Dec 062002

(reported on)

Ranger

  • 53,000 miles

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

At 53,000 miles the tramsmission started to whine when put into reverse. If first put into drive than reverse no problem. Now after 2 transmission oil changes, and another 20,000 miles the transmission lets off a chirp when put dirrectly into drive. Ford claims the transmission is leaking down due to a faulty O-ring, BULLSNORT! I'm betting it's a pinion gear getting ready to let go or it's the clutches, which are getting ready to fail. Anyone have any thoughs?

- , Panama City, FL, USA

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