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Auto Trans Slipping, Manual Swap?!

Well at 95,000miles I was told i should change the auto trans filter. After doing so my tranny started slipping ALOTTTT. after some lucas oil treatment i got it down to a manageable level but it is still VERY annoying and in some cases unsafe (like when pulling onto a highway from a stop).

I was told my clutch packs were eff'd and that i would need a trans rebuild ($2000). To be honest i would rather sell the truck cuz im a poor student but i need a truck and a Daily Driver.

My question is, what possible fixes are there to this problem? Or are my clutch packs indeed eff'd?

Second if that is the case Im gonna swap it to a manual. What trans would I need? I currently have a 2000 XLT 3.0 4wd

To be honest im not looking to spend a whole lot of money cuz i dont have it. anything second hand is fine and im not looking for anything performance oriented (sorry lol)

I read through this thread ( https://www.ranger-forums.com/f32/au...el-help-71581/ ) but it didnt help a whole lot... any other links would be greatly appreciated
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/f82/tr...al-swap-82820/


Your swap will be alot easier than Tre's, seeing as though you dont have that PATS crap to deal with.
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As far as a part number what transmission should i use for my 2000 3.0 XLT 4wd?
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Any year 3.0 4x4 manual.

Go check out car-part.com and look up your truck and general location....its an online database of junkyards and their inventories.
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Finding that transmission could prove difficult. Actually finding any 3.0 4x4 trans was difficult for me at least.
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Have you tried adjusting your band(s) to see if that helps any. Had to do it on mine.
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Have you tried adjusting your band(s) to see if that helps any. Had to do it on mine.
is that the thing that you have to torque down to ten foot-pounds or something?

is there a sticky on that?
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and are these the two bolts in question?

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Pardon the dirt but im sure you all understand lol
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Yes and yes. That's the same explorer thread I used. lol
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How do you get that shift link thing off? its in the way
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The part to the left in the picture... its sandwiched on a bracket and idk what to do! stupid fail-o-matic lol
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Crap I'm not sure. I don't remember having to mess with that..
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its cool the bracket unbolted with two bolts... i was retarded and forgot bout turning it 2 turns back and now the truck wont work with overdrive off and wont work in "1" or "2" but i can just fix it tomorrow. I only got to the one more towards the front. Ill just do both again tomorrow. I also just took the whole bolt out to wire wheel it but i didnt have a dye big enough to really clean the threads good.
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its to much of a hassle converting a truck to manual and it cost alot you can more then lickly get a trany from the junk yard for 200$
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yeh but my problem started when i changed the filter... when i get this new tranny and put new fluid in it wont it do the same thing you think?
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Finished everything, its just the same as it was before :/
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just out of curiosity, when you changed your tranny fluid, what type of fluid did you use? did you use tranny fluid specified for our transmissions?
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I used ATF, is there something special i should have used?
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there's dozens of kinds of ATF, do you remember what type it was?
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Dexron- Mercon 3 i think
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i think ranger transmissions use mercon v
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Yep Mercon IV or V is what ford calls for....
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hmm If i drain the trans fluid will it all come out? i heard just taking the plug out wont drain the whole trans...
and will it hurt anything to drain the fluid again and put in the new fluid?
i just dont want anything to get worse
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you will still have all that fluid left in the converter ....there is 2 options you have...drain and fill and flush it yourself a few times to get all that dexIII out or take it in and have a shop do a flush with the machine and have them put in mercon.
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