Reverse seems to freeze or stick
Hello Ranger Forum,
I just joined today and was hoping to get some good information about my truck. Whenever it is cold outside ( < 30 degrees F), there is moisture (rain and/or snow) and my truck has sat over night or at least for several hours ( more then 2 hours), my reverse does not work as expected. When I first put the gear in reverse, my truck will not being moving down the driveway even though I am on an uphill driveway. I usually have to give the truck some gas with the reverse gear engaged for 8 - 12 seconds depending on how frozen or stuck the reverse gear is. Eventually, the gear will release and it sounds like a pop from inside the cab of the truck. I don't know if something in the gears is literally freezing, if there is a part which needs to be lubricated, or if my truck is on the verge of a major break down. I have noticed this problem for the last 3 winters. After I hear the pop from inside the cab, my truck moves freely in reverse and any forward gear. I don't hear additional problem sounds during any part of the drive. I have a 2002 Ford Ranger XLT. Has anyone ever heard of this problem with Ford Rangers before?