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4.0l V6 ticking and transmission rough kick

Hey I have a 2003 Ranger Edge 4.0l V6 SOHC with approx 130k on it recently i just changed the spark plugs, wires and the ignition pack and i also did some work with the cooling system by replacing the old upper and lower thermostat housing. I now have some more problems that are occuring with the truck like there is now a ticking coming from the engine and there is a sharp kick when the truck changes gear. I dont know exactly what could be causing both a ticking and a rough gear change when i didnt mess with the transmission nor the emissions. Need some help thanks
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Odds are its the chain, which there are 3 and the engine needs to come out. Kinda hard to verify over the internet.

Reset the computer see if that helps the transmission to remember how to behave. Also check the fluid.
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I tried to reset the computer with the OBD2 but the trans still kicks is there any other way of getting the ticking to stop with out taking out the engine because i dont have a engine lift to get it out. Is it possible that the ticking could be from a misfire due to the spark pulgs?
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I recently had my 4.0 Ranger in the shop because I thought I was having transmission problems. Rough kick like you described. My problem turned out to be a clogged up lower catalytic converter. Maybe the ticking you are hearing is the cats overheating? Restricted exhaust flow also effects air intake flow, which is related to transmission shifting. Just a thought. My (temporary) solution was to remove the lower cat, gut it out, and re-install it. No more shifting problems afterward. If you do this you will most likely have to replace the gaskets located at the flanges.
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My point is we can't hear the noise over the internet so we are just guessing.
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Ok Cool ill try that thanks for the info
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Update I turned the car on this morning and i the check engine light was on i plugged in the OBD2 reader and it pulled this code P0113 what and where is the Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1. It also says that the Circuit has high input? The engine now has rising and falling rpms when i move the trans from drive back into park it wont die but the rpms get real low.
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IAT is in the intake tube typically, dont have a SOHC so Im not sure about its location.

When that code pops ups usually means its unplugged.
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Hey I have a 2003 Ranger Edge 4.0l V6 SOHC with approx 130k on it recently i just changed the spark plugs, wires and the ignition pack and i also did some work with the cooling system by replacing the old upper and lower thermostat housing. I now have some more problems that are occuring with the truck like there is now a ticking coming from the engine and there is a sharp kick when the truck changes gear. I dont know exactly what could be causing both a ticking and a rough gear change when i didnt mess with the transmission nor the emissions. Need some help thanks
Ford has a TSB for newer Rangers that states that the transmission has delayed engagement and there is nothing to worry about, however, does your transmission kick between gears other than drive and reverse?
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