2/3 Shift Flare and O/D Light Flashing
I have done a ton of research on the various Ranger Forum sites on this topic.
My 2001 Mazda B3000 (3.0 V6, Automatic Transmission, 2WD) has developed the infamous 2/3 shift flare. Sporadically the OD Light will also flash.
Before I attempted the DIY on the valve body gasket, EPC Solenoid, TSB, Shift Kit etc I took the truck to the local AAMCO shop who does good work but it known to overkill the repair.
They did a diagnostic and told me the Transmission needs a complete rebuild for $3000 including new pistons and other internals (Banner kit), valve body, bands, fluid, filter etc.
1. Transmission is running in fail safe mode
2. Computer codes were stored (they did not share the code numbers).
If I perform the DIY approach (valve body gasket, EPC Solenoid, TSB, Shift Kit etc) what are the chances that the DIY approach will solve my 2/3 shift flare issue?