Hard to shift into first, trans movement..
Hey guys, I just picked up a 97' Ranger with the 2.3L. It has 115kmi on it and i believe original clutch..
From a stop about 75% of the time its hard to shift the truck into first, takes a few tries and sometimes i have to use some force to get it in there.. Also when shifting out of first the trans jumps like there is a bad mount or something.. shifting in and out of all other gears is not a problem.. This if my first ranger but i have owned many standard vehicles and never have experienced this before. Lastly what is the life expectancy pf the original clutch if it has been babied most of its life, highway miles, etc..