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HELP!! MOVING IN NEUTRAL

Hello my 1992 for ranger is a 2.3 with a 4spd w/ od i have recently felt the tranny acting weird ( not going into gear unless forced and making sounds) today on my way home for lunch it would not go in gear at all and then while in neutral i proceeded to give it gas and it started accelerating drove it half a mile in neutral home? please someone give me some advice not thinking clearly. thanks
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well are the gears grinding and what does your clutch feel like
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well are the gears grinding and what does your clutch feel like
its an auto.... lol

maybe your linkage is all jacked up
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it sounds like a manual 4spd w/OD they didnt have 5 speed autos in 92
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pretty sure the manuals were a 5spd back then.
autos were 4spd.
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yea they were 5spd but he just worded it differently...the old ranger 5spds where 5 would be had the OD symbol...thats what 5th gear was overdrive
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its a manual sorry about the confusion 5spd
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what is your clutch pedal like?
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id check the shifter bushings that could be part of your problem
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the clutch was very hard the for a few seconds and then felt normal
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maybe your slave is on its way out
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well ive heard that from like 3 people prior to this so i think ill just change the slave and the clutch and fluids and see wat happens just didnt wanna go through all that. thanks guys
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does anyone know see the shift linkage in a 92 ranger?
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maybe your slave is on its way out
Ditto on this your clutch isn't disengaging all the way and dragging between the pressure plate and flywheel.
Unless the clutch is worn and slipping I would just replace/rebuild the slave cylinder so it is traveling full stroke and fully disengaging the clutch.
Hard shifting is because the input shaft is turning from the clutch dragging.
A bad pilot bearing can do this also but general it isn't so prevalent and will make a noise.
Try bleeding the slave and see if this fixes the problem, if it does you have air in the system and may need to replace the clutch master also.
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Do a full clutch job. Get the clutch kit from ford. It's the best one and not priced over the other. It'll come with the slave, cover, and pressure plate. All you need is the throwout bearing and some Dot3. Slaces bad, that's why you are having problems.
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Do a full clutch job. Get the clutch kit from ford. It's the best one and not priced over the other. It'll come with the slave, cover, and pressure plate. All you need is the throwout bearing and some Dot3. Slaces bad, that's why you are having problems.
X2...you gotta rip the trans out anyway to replace the slave...mine as well replace everything...did that when the slave went on my car...clutch was down to metal too lol
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does anyone know see the shift linkage in a 92 ranger?
there is not shift linkage. It goes directly into the top of the trans.
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So it drives in neutral still?
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X2...you gotta rip the trans out anyway to replace the slave...mine as well replace everything...did that when the slave went on my car...clutch was down to metal too lol
This is good info, anytime you drop your tranny you should inspect and replace anything that isn't perfect. It cost more to drop it then the whole clutch kit.
When your in there I would also replace the front trans seal and rear main if you have over 100000 miles on it.
It sucks to go to all that work then have to go right back in and replace a 10.00 dollar part.
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the 3 things i didn't do when i did my clutch that i regret are:

1. throwout bearing
2. rear main seal
3. front trans seal

and of course i know have to do my transmission extension housing seal so.........
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scratch the throwout bearing, i did my slave and it is included. i meant my extension housing bearing and seal.
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