98 Ranger auto no reverse Metro Detroit Area
Hey I don’t know if anyone has any idea what may be causing this issue. I read through the message boards to see if there were any similar posts. There are, but not exactly the same. I have a 1998 Ford Ranger, 228K miles, all original, I’m the original owner. It’s a 3.0 V6, 2WD, automatic transmission. I have no reverse. Everything I have read said that if the reverse band has snapped it won’t work in 2nd or 1st gear. Problem I’m having is it works in every gear, Drive, 1st, 2nd and neutral but no reverse. It’s also leaking transmission fluid. There was no noise when it quit working. Also the transmission engages when I put it in reverse, (I can hear it physically trying to go into reverse) it’s just as if it simply won’t “connect”. It drives, handles, shifts and etc in drive as if it did the day I bought it, just no reverse. I figure it’s going to have to be rebuilt but I’m hoping it might be something dumb or simple and isn’t going to cost me $1500. I’m going to rebuild it, just waiting on my tax returns. I was debating whether to rebuild it or not but there’s nothing wrong with the engine so why pay $2k or $3k for a vehicle I know nothing about when 3 or 6 months after purchasing it something could go out. If you have any suggestions or are or know of any transmission shops in the Metro Detroit area, post a reply or send me a message..
Last edited by jnazars; 02-08-2013 at 08:29 PM.
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