Just bought a 1999 Ranger yesterday, 2.5L 5Speed. 90K miles. Runs great. One small annoyance. When in neutral, with the A/C on, the transmission rattles. I thought the idle might be dropping too low, so I replaced the ICV with a brand new one, and bumped it up a hair with the lock screw, after a minute it seems to have set the idle itself again, and the rattle comes back.
If I tap the accelerator, it goes away, if I turn the A/C off, it goes away.
It goes away when the compressor cycles off.
And, it goes completely silent when you push in the clutch.
I checked the fluid in the transmission, and when removing the fill cap, it wept normal looking red atf out.
So, what do you guys think?
Oh, and good to meet you all. I am Jerry