"Kick" When Put Into Gear
I have a 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 2wd 3.0 liter auto transmission. Last night when I got home from work and parked it, there wasn't any problems. This morning I went out to pull it into the drive and air up a low tire. When I started it, I put it into reverse...no problem. When I was backed up far enough to put it in drive and pull into the drive, I did. When I put it in drive, it immediately went in but it had a "kick" to it. This worried me so once I got into the drive, I put it into reverse. Guess what? It "kicked again". So I put it back into drive (which it "kicked" again) and pulled back into the drive. I put it in park, left it running, and walked around the truck and listened, crawled underneath and looked, then after about 5 minutes, got back in and took it around the block. When I backed out of the drive and put it into drive to drive it around the block, it no longer "kicked"! What the heck! I did a couple more tests where I put it into drive then into reverse and it no longer "kicked"! What could have been going on? Why had it been doing this this morning?