05 Ranger Auto Transmission - Will not drive/ only in 2 and 1.
I have a 2005 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4 Automatic Transmission.
I have currently 107,000 Miles on it.
Yesterday I was driving on the highway, and I went to pass a car. As I pressed the gas to the floor, the RPM's went to 7,000 RPMs but I did not accelerate at all. The truck would maintain highway speed for a bit longer.
I then got off at the exit (that was right there) and I stopped at the red light. I waited to make my turn, and when I went to accelerate, the truck did not move (in Drive). I then dropped the truck into 2, and the truck drove.
I then pulled into a parking lot, shut the truck off started it again, and the truck would not got anywhere in D or R. But the truck will still move in 2 or 1.
There was no clunking/grinding or anything.
I checked the transmission fluid. It is full, and appears clean. Last transmission service was at 59,000 Miles. It was a fluid flush and filter change.
I recently had new tires put on the truck (265/70/16) and I noticed it seemed to take a bit more gas to make the truck move. The RPM's were more around 3,000 RPM to accelerate. I'm not sure if this is related or not.
I towed the truck home to avoid any further damage to the transmission or truck.
I am curious on everyones thoughts on what it maybe, before I just bring it to the dealership or like AAMCO. I like to research a bit before going in blind.
I did try and put the truck in 4x4 High. Thinking maybe it would move in Drive. It did not, truck did not move in O/D off either. When I did this the O/D off light was blinking at me (meaning there should be a tranny code stored now right?).
I have a quote from the Ford Dealership for a transmission replacement of $3,200. What is everyones thoughts? It is my work truck, and I am considering if necessary to change the tranny, but if I don't have to I will not either.
Please let me know, Thanks in advance!
2005 Ford Ranger SuperCab XLT 4x4
4.0L V6. 4:10 Gears. BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM's, Torsion Bar Crank, Bilstein HD Shocks, Autolite Platnium 5143 Plugs, Autolite Professional Wires, Tonneau Cover, Bed Liner, Chrome painted rear differental cover... Thats it.