Slow death of auto or other issue??? Help please!?
Ok let's see, I have a 1999 4x4 3.0L with approx. 215K on it. Most of the miles were on the highway. Here's the issues:
I drive it for a while, the usual park, reverse, drive some more just the usual daily thing. Well stop to get gas or go in reverse it would occasionally start to run really rough. It would idle real hard like it's just running really crappy gas the usual hard idle. Well go to put it into D and give it a little gas, I can feel it's not right. Give it a little gas it creeps but won't shift like it's suppose to into the higher gears, like I'm running it in 1 not D. I can manually take the shift column back into 1 and up to 2 and then into D to make it behave. It's fine that works. R is fine, N is fine (how could it not lol). I can shift from 1 to 2 to D. That's fine.
Ok, changed the coil pack, plugs wires are ok. MAF is fine, EGR is fine, shift solenoids seem to be in good shape. What is there left to check to eliminate?? I've heard of the torque converter could be going out. I'm not really sure about that one. Wouldn't hurt to change it out anyways. I've heard of the seperator plate. Not sure if it's that either.
So I've only got two possible suspects to check, torque converter and seperator plate. Does anyone have any other possible ideas????
I'm really desperate here. I want to make sure it's not anything else before going to have the tranny fixed. And if it is the tranny what's a rough ball park figure here on a rebuild for it???
Thanks for any and all help as I try to repair my ailing Amazon. :(
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 3.0
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