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Manual Transmission Problem

I have a 2003 FX4 that I rolled on its side last week. I rolled it back over and added a quart of oil and it ran fine until the other day when I went to back it up in a sandy field. The truck jerked like I lost the front drive shaft. I got out and checked and everything looked good so I jumped back in the truck and went to back up and there was no reverse it feels like the gear is there it just won't run, it goes in all the other gears and runs but they just pop and click. Does anyone have any idea what this could be or does it have to be replaced/rebuilt?
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pics of said rollover?



sounds like you did damage something in the trans... i would get that checked out
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Here is said rollover



I checked all the fuilds and everything was good and it ran for a week before it lost reverse.

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That sucks, how did ya roll it?
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Just going to fast when i was turning around and the slope of the side of the road. I really wish i could remember more but i knocked myself out on the passenger side window

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Did almost the same thing with my buddies ranger, except I hit a tree. It sucks
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Just going to fast when i was turning around and the slope of the side of the road. I really wish i could remember more but i knocked myself out on the passenger side window
seat belts are amazing............
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Yeah but i see you live in cincinnati and i know that you have some crazy back roads up there because I'm from boone county, ky. I feel like a idiot because I did it on a perfectly straight road
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Haha, yea we do. I live about an hour east of Cincinnati in Bethel. And yes, I wrecked it on one curvy *** road that I was going way to fast on.
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seat belts are amazing............
Yeah i know but all I was doing was moving my truck around so my friends dad could get out of his driveway its not something that you would think you would need to buckel your seatbelt for ya know
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seat belts are amazing............
I know you were joking with him. But they overrated anyway, Sometimes they hurt you more than anything
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I know you were joking with him. But they overrated anyway, Sometimes they hurt you more than anything
Agreed, if i had of had mine on i would have been stuck hanging on my side
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But anyway does anybody have any idea what could be causing my transmission problems?
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Is it just reverse? Can you use 4wd and still move around?
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I'm not very good when it comes to trannys, just motors. I'd like to help, but I'm not the person. Someone will get on here at some point and help ya. always do
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Is it just reverse? Can you use 4wd and still move around?
Yeah its just reverse. I can drive in all the other gears it just pops sometimes and my 4wd still works fine when i go forward
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Sounds like the synchro's are gone in at least reverse... Possibly others if it keeps popping out of gear.
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I was told that the reverse gear wasnt a synchronized gear and it doesnt pop out of gear i can just hear a poping sound as i drive
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How hard would the synchros be to replace?
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Might as well drop the tranny and get another one from a junkyard... It'll probably cost the same.
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^agreed, but I would at least have it looked at before ya just say **** it and find another tranny, cause you just never know, but that's the way to go if Trevor is right.
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I just went to a local junkyard today and they told me that it was going to cost between 550 and 750 to buy a used transmission from them. Do synchos really cost that much for the ranger?
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Holy hell man...

I paid like $60 on half off weekend for my tranny. My whole auto to manual swap was under $1000 including all parts and labor (PCM Tune) and fluids... I would try a different yard.... Don't call a yard that pulls it for you, those are ALWAYS more than a U-Pull-It.
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I know you were joking with him. But they overrated anyway, Sometimes they hurt you more than anything
I'm assuming you don't have a seatbelt law in your state...saved two of my buddies lives. slammed his ranger into a ditch doing 60mph to miss a deer. truck flipped over, *** over front. Both of them came out w/ nothing but some whiplash. not trying to argue, just saying. i'll always wear mine.
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Wow $60 for a transmission is crazy and I was calling the yard that pull it for me because I didn’t figure I would be able to pull a transmission in the yard but if it will save me $600 I’ll defiantly look into it
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