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2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Ismael Zepeda 7-17-06  
2001 ranger. The transmission at times will will slam into second gear. If I turn of the engine the transmission will reset it self and will shift fine. Fluid is not low,reverse is ok.at all times! What could be the problem?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Gordon 5-24-08  
How many u joints are in a 91 ranger 4x4?
i need to change them all but dont know how many there are for sure
Re: 2008 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Reg 5-22-08  
I have a 2008 Ford Ranger Sport 4X4. This vechile has less than 5000 km and has had a delayed reaction when going into reverse. When it final decides to engage it slams so hard the whole truck shakes. I have had it to the dealers three times and they say that this is normal.Has anyone else experienced this problem.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems judy 10-2-14  
My 2001 ford ranger 4x4 edge shifts fine but when you go through the gears it sounds like it is in the wrong gear and you feel like you need to shift so it will smooth out but you have gone through all the gears. what is wrong? once I was going down the interstate and it sounded so rough and all of a sudden it shifted to a smooth sound and has never done that again.....help
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Rich 6-5-08  
I also have a 2000 Ford Ranger, it is a six cyliner 2wheel drive, it has 60,000 miles on it when what i thought was hard shifting started happening. I figured I'd give myself a brake from doing jobs like this one time, so i just took it to a local mechanic. He told me id need a new transmission, so i went and got one with 40,000 on it for $500, then- when i went to another shop to have it put in they told me it had something to do with my ball joints/tires, so now I have an extra transmission sitting in my garage for no reason that I need to get rid of. Just some advice, get a few opinions before you go out and buying a tranny. Feel free to e-mail me at schil32@yahoo.com
Re: 1994 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Jonathan Barker 7-16-08  
I just had my transmission fluid flushed and changed. Now a problem started a month later. On left turns "only" my truck will slip out of gear and rev in neutral and I hold the gas down til it shift itslef back in but very hard. V6 4.0L 170,000 miles
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems mike oconnor 8-29-08  
We are not getting trans fluid flowing into the lines. the pump is good, only 40000 miles on trans, it won't go into reverse any forward gears. Any help would be great. I would like to know if this trans model #1L52-7000-carm serial# 01-218-01754-72w has an electric pump or mechanical?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems G20405r 8-25-08  
I have a 1991 Frod Ranger 4x4 stx. It had auto. hubs in the front. I changed them out with Warn lock in hubs. Used the four wheel drive 2 times and worked fine. One week later I tried to use it but would not work. The trans. is engauging fine, because the front drive shaft in turning but not spinning the wheels. I jacked up the front and locked in the hubs and turned the front drive shaft and the tires were spining with them in the air. But wont do any good on dirt. Anybody know what might be the problem??
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Joe 4-11-08  
2001 ranger 4x4 was backing up and it popped out of reverse and now I can't back up. Forward works fine. Could this be electrical or is the transmission shot?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Matt 6-28-08  
I have a 2001 ranger 2wd 3 liter 6cyl and have had the same problem with it slamming into second gear after the tac nears 4000 rpms. i have a dealer warranty on it so they put a rebuilt transmission in it and it still shifts hard. I'm completely lost on what to do next!
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Michael Charles 1-16-08  
I,m having trans' problems with a 2000 Ranger 4x4 with 4.0 engine.It shifts hard and is delayed from 1st to 2nd,engine braking in 1st is hit and miss and it occassionally stays in high gear when I stop and pull out again. Any help would greatly appreciated.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Mark R 8-20-06  
I have a 2000 Ranger. About 1 month ago it started shifting hard ( break a u-joint Hard )now my overdrive is on and want go off untill I turn off the engine, and restart. I went to Ford dealer and the service Mgr. said there was no recall on it. This is a very low milage truck 28,000 mi. Mgr. said they can put it on computer for test $130.00. I guess this is my only option. What did you guys do?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems david rodway 8-9-06  
Your transmissions are going out my ranger is doing the same thing the newer rangers are famous for transmissions
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Tammy Guenther 7-29-06  
The O/D light stays on for the majority of the time I am driving. What is wrong? It shifts very hard. Please help.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Janet Muir 4-3-07  
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 5 speed pickup truck. Yesterday without any warning I could not change into certain gears and them I couldn't get it out of gear. I only ran it a small distance to our mechanic that feels its a transmission problem. I need to find a transmission specialist. Can you offer any advise.
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Curtis Morgan 7-5-07  
I have a 2000 Ranger w/ 3.0 engine and Auto Trans. Yesterday, I had to use the 4 X 4 LOW position for literally 10 feet. When I repositioned it to 2 wheel drive, it remained in 4 X 4 LOW. I am hoping it is just the solenoid at the transfer case but was wondering if any of you had a similar problem. My truck has about 58K miles on it.
FYI., I too am having the hard shift symptoms but have had 2 Rangers from 1994 through 2000 and they all shifted like that.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems tom 10-20-08  
I have a 2001 ford ranger and it shifts eraticaly and shifts hard in some gears. someone told me it could be my transmission filter, so i took it in to get it checked and they found ball bearings in the bottom of the pan and now they tell me it will cost 2700.00 to get a transmission and to have it put in. i can't afford that, can any one help with a suguestion?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Jesse 1-6-08  
I own a 2000 Ford Ranger. I have been having problems with my four wheel drive. When I use it, it jerks really hard, and it makes a rattling sound. A few days ago, I went to drive my truck, and the truck now only goes in reverse, it will not drive forward. I am wondering if this is a transmission problem or if it can be something else. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Re: 1996 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems jack 11-26-07  
O/d light on trans slips in over drive
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems donnie 1-21-08  
I have a 200 ranger that i have beeen having 4x4 isues with since not long after i bought it. i have replaced the transfercase shift motor 4 times now and it fixes the problem for a short time then it stops again. does anyone have any ideas?????
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems andrew 4-21-08  
Well i see thats this overdive light flashing and banging into second gear is common. i can also relate! Usually the light flashes on colder days and the same with my tranny banging into second gear....almost like she delays at the top of the first gear then shifts hard into second. with 80,000kms on the ranger i had warrenty replace a govenor seal. But the problem with the light and shifting never went away. i'm probably just gone put a 302 in along with a nice beefy teansmission..lol.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger u joint replacement michael 1-13-12  
How to replace u joints on 2001 ford ranger v6 3.0 five speed
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems michael 11-30-11  
With all of these forums, there seem to be no end to the lack of answers. I end up having to fix something expensive every month with my 2001 ranger and I can't get reliable advice anywhere.

If efficiency is quality, i think ive been swindled by Ford.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Fernando 10-20-11  
I have an 08 ranger4 cylinder. I just noticed this morning when I was on my way to work that my truck was in reverse but for parking. I have to shift to 2 to get it in drive. Any suggestions on what the problem may be?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems tj 3-27-13  
2001 ford ranger 2wd automatic 3.0 v6 flex fuel engine. sometimes when coming to a stop truck will shake and trans will kill the engine its like the torque convertor is locked up when restart and put in gear it will slam the gear and kill the engine again i did notice when i put it in reverse it wont kill engine and will go back to driving fine. my scan tool shows that its going from first straight to third have no dtc codes and live data looks ok
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Jack giacona 2-9-14  
2000 ford ranger transmission popped out of reverse and now it will not go in reverse but drive is ok
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems johnny hand 5-30-14  
01 ford ranger tranny problem
2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Transmission Problems Flash 2-3-09  
I'm having problems with my truck everytime that I fully stop, and then I try to shift 1st gear again I have to step on the clutch again and then it will work smoothly otherwise I will have to jerk it in. Anyone know what's the problem? thanks.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems brenda 3-16-14  
2001 ford ranger edge v6. transmission fluid going into the engine and burning through the exhaust? how and why?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems r nccague 2-9-11  
Transmission sucks
trouble intermitent from forward to reverse and vice-versa, delays
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Ken Ervans 3-30-14  
I have a 2001 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 4 door ranger.with about 200,000 miles on it. It has been a great vehicle because I took care of all the maintinance items thru the years. Any how she wont go into overdrive. I have replaced the complete dealer shift lever with new wiring and O/D switch. Seems to be some what better but while in overdrive it will not shift into overdrive and the O/D light is flashing on the DIC. Please note that I can drive it now with over drove off with no flash O/D light come on at the dash. Althought if I drive it with O/D on the dash O/D light will start flasing after about 1 to 2 miles and the shift points are bad. again with O/D off shift points are good.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Jeff 2-23-09  
For the last year or so when the weather is cold the "overdrive off" light stays on until truck is shut down and restarted,then it shifts fine. OD switch will not turn it on; rough shifts, slow to shift into 3rd. Yesterday it would not stay in overdrive at all. Fluid is fine.
Ideas I've found online so far:
overdrive solenoid
pcv valve/ vacum leak
band adjustment
electrical connections
drive in reverse
replace battery
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems wade 7-1-09  
I have a 2000 ford ranger xlt 4x4 automatic.the o/d light flashes as the trasmission slams from first to second.it ocasionally shuts off and engine light is always on.sometimes it wont change gears at all.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems dave 10-10-10  
It seems I'm not alone. shifts hard into 2nd gear with O/D light flashing. If accelerating hard from 2nd to 3rd it ocassionally will just rev like its in neutral. fluid is fine,new filter and vehicle speed sensor. I was considering a valve body replacement but don't want to throw good money away. Please help.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems tony 11-12-09  
I have the same problem with my 2002 ford ranger its a 3.0 v6 it slammes into 2nd at about 3500 to 4000 rpm then if im in 4th and slam the gas it will kick down to 3rd(i know its supposed to kick down) but it will hit 5000 rpm and the tranny will slip and act like its in neutral... this is my first car and i definetly can afford a new transmission any ideas?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Hank Horn 10-31-09  
This is about my mom's 2001 Ford Ranger. It won't go in reverse, it goes in the forward gears fine but no reverse. Is there a kit or parts that I can get to fix this? She doesn't have the money get it rebuilt.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems jacoby 3-16-10  
I have an code SHIFT SOLENOID C and was wondering which sensor is that on the trans
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Greg Johnson 7-25-10  
My transmission will not go into reverse

Anyone know AN easy solution?

Thanks Please call me at 800-780-6727

Greg Johnson
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems jon 6-21-10  
2001ford ranger xlt 2.3L will not go in any gears cluch will not go down
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Richard 9-4-10  
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger, I have been having the same hard shifting form park to drive I have to put it in 2 nd and then when it catches shift into drive. Today when I was backing up it just stopped and i lost all gears it just acts like it is in neautral. The 15 amp and 7.5 amp fuse near my drivers door are blown. when I replace them the o/d light works again and the truck went into reverse again and then the fuse blew and I lost the gears again. I have blown 3 fuses and dont know why? please does anyone have an answer that can help me when I take the truck in so I dont get screwed by the repair shop
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Derek 6-1-07  
I have the same problem as some of you. 2001 Ranger 4x4 staying in first gear for too long and occassionally slamming into second. Then O/D light starts flashing until I restart truck. My fluid level was way too high. I had the fluid drained to proper level but still doing the same thing. I'm open to suggestions
Re: 1996 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems d polachek 2-18-10  
2000 ranger
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Pivonka 1-22-08  
Hello,

I had something like that happen to my 2001 Ranger XLT 4wd as well along the hwy
in white out conditions this past weekend.
My truck still goes forward, although i had to stop the"jerking" by pulling into a gas station and driving backward for about 1/2 mile - 800m or so. Feel free to e-mail me on this further.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Ethan 9-13-09  
It could be your linkage but that is just a guess.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems norm 4-29-10  
I have a 2001 ford ranger 4x4. I was backing up and it poped out of reverse and was not able to finish backing up. Forward drives fine. No problems at all transmission shifted fine. When I got to work I put the truck in revese it hesitated a second then poped in to reverse and I was able to back up. What would be the problem.
Re: 2008 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Ryan Parker 5-25-09  
I just had my 2008 Mazda B4000 4x4 into the shop and they are replacing the tranny for the exact same problem. I had to take it in 3 times as well. Then demanded it be replaced on the third visit. Keep hounding them. Seems like this isn't an unusual problem for these trucks. Goodluck.
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems javier 2-19-12  
Got a 2001 ford ranger that seems to have a 5 second delay every time I put it on reverse. All the other gears shift fine. It's an automatic, I just replaced the tranny filter and oil but did not fix the problem, still has the delay on reverse. Any thoughts?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems andy 11-12-08  
I had the same problem...hard shifting in some gears, spent a fortune getting it repaired, still didn't work properly. The battery was getting weak, so I relaced it with a new one, and Voila! No more transmission problems. I experienced other weird electonic related stuff with my 01 Ranger, and now I simply disconnect the neg. battery terminal, reconnect and all is well again. Give it a try!
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Transmission Problems roxann 10-18-09  
Transmission slips going into 2nd gear changed filter and refilled with fluid. still same problem. need to know how to do the band adjustment.
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Transmission Problems Audrey 1-10-10  
Hi Roxanne,
Did you ever get the Ranger's transmission fixed. I just bought a 2000 and since I got it home it slips and then sometimes bangs into 2nd. I wonder if you would mind letting me know if and how your's got fixed so I can avold the possibility of getting ripped off.
Thanks...
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems brandon elliott 11-3-10  
Hi there,

I was wondering if you ever found a solution to your ford ranger not going into reverse?

Thanks,

Brandon
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Gary 11-12-10  
Same problem what was the fix
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Transmission Problems John 1-22-10  
I had the same problem. Go on Ebay and buy a valve body with shift solenoids.
got mine for 80.00. It's a Ford upgrade rebuilt by Ford. Should take care of the problem.
Re: 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Transmission Problems Ron Lyons 3-30-11  
My 200 Ranger 4x4 when you drive about 7 miles the overdrive kicks out. It will work again after sitting overnight.
Could this be cuase by over filling.
or is it an electronic problem?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems kenny 8-29-12  
2001 ranger 4x4, has intermittent loss of reverse,sounds common,whats the problem or cure?
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems Robin 3-8-13  
I have a 2001 ford 4 wheel drive 3.0 ranger won't go in reverse do I need a transmission....
Re: 2001 Ford Ranger Transmission Problems BRIAN MATTHEWS 10-31-13  
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