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Auto trans prob please help

I have a 93 Ford Ranger 2.3L Automatic RWD the problem I'm having is when I put it in gear it dies. The motor is running fine as long as it's in park or neutral, revs normal everything is fine with the motor, so it's not that. But it is a transmission problem. Can anyone shed some light on this problem or give me some ideas of some things I could check? I'm new here but not to car repair so any help would be appreciated.
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IAC Idle Air Control valve.
Very common problem.
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put the truck on jackstands and click it in drive with your foot off the brake, if it stays running until you step on the brake, the torque converter clutch is stuck on

it could also be the IAC as OTRtech said, but this is int he event that doesnt fix it
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IAC Idle Air Control valve.
Very common problem.
Thats what every body says but i cant find an iac on mine mass air flow is there but nothing else on the air intake system. Where is it?
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put the truck on jackstands and click it in drive with your foot off the brake, if it stays running until you step on the brake, the torque converter clutch is stuck on

it could also be the IAC as OTRtech said, but this is int he event that doesnt fix it
Whats a torque converter cluch and how do you fix that?
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Thats what every body says but i cant find an iac on mine mass air flow is there but nothing else on the air intake system. Where is it?
Mounted on the throttle body , usually with two screws.

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Is there any fluid in the trans? Sounds like something has locked up inside the transmission..
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the torque converter clutch is what locks up when the transmission is in overdrive to elimiate slippage between the motor and transmission. If the clutch is stuck on it could be wiring, solenoid, valve body, torque converter or pump problems
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Ok changed the iac and its def not that. now what?
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Is there any fluid in the trans? Sounds like something has locked up inside the transmission..
Yea actually i thin it has to much is there anything on the trans that i could check?
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too much fluid can do this to a tran...neighbor's carlo locked up due to over filling of tranny. You can drain it I believe on the older trans (is it still built by Mitsubishi?) look for a oil type plug other wise youll have to drop the pan and completely refill properly. even with an extremely full tan it should still kinda run...? something else is going on here
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Also befor it stoped working it would shift real hard between 1st and 2nd could this have anything to do with the torque coverter?
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Please try what i asked you to,

STUPIDHEAD, his transmission is not drainable and Ford does not use a Mitsubishi trans
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Please try what i asked you to,

STUPIDHEAD, his transmission is not drainable and Ford does not use a Mitsubishi trans
look it up, older ranger (idk the year they started and ended) but they did use Mitsubishi transmissions.
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http://www.ehow.com/how_5703262_iden...nsmission.html

Can I say suck it? \ 8==D / suck it
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Your user name says it all...those are both MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS Ford NEVER used an automatic transmission made my mitsubishi. If you read, you would know the OP has an automatic transmission...

You have 196 posts, and you post incorrect info in peoples threads all the time and no one says anything. Dont come in here calling me out on something i do for a living...the manual transmissions are M5OD-R1 starting in 1988 and before that ford used the Toyo-Kogyo TK4 and TK5 manual transmissions and the MITSUBISHI FM132, FM145 and FM146 manual transmissions.

Take your 196 posts, and telling me to suck it, and GTFO
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Justin ftmfw. Like u said his username says it all.
Even downey shts on him

Btw, congrats on pissing off one of the nicest and most patient members on the forum

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Lets get back on topic
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once more....please put the vehicle on jackstands, start the vehicle in neutral and click it into drive without pressing the brake and see if it stalls. if it does not, apply the brake. If it stalls now, the torque converter clutch is stuck on
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