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Old 10-19-2005
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More Info On My Transmission Problems...

As many people know, I have been plagued with transmission problems since early 2003. My first transmission went out at 7000 miles, then was rebuilt, went out 5 hours after i picked it up, was rebuilt, went out at 12000 miles(or soemthing like that), was replaced...Went out again, and was rebuilt.

Well, like a month or so ago, it went out again. Not under warranty.

So, I take it into a shop. 2.5 weeks have no gone by.

They totally rebuilt it and told me it was good to go. 12 month/12,000 mile warranty or an optional 24 month/24,000 mile warranty.

It blew up on them, in the shop.

So, there goes soem of their profit. Lost.

They rebuild again.

Crack.

Something else breaks.

They start to rebuild again. Transmission is cracked down the side or soemthing. They can't figure out where.

So, they call me up.

Now, I am getting a brand spanking new transmission.

It isn't costing me anymore, but it will be another week.

I hate 3.0 automatic transmissions.

They are the devil...

But at least I get a brand new one, now.

Only costing me 4.5 weeks of my crappy wal-mart vision center paycheck.
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Man dude that sucks! I cant believe that I have not had one problem with mine.
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haha.

you will.

we made a bet on it, at the beach meet.

i give your transmission 2-3 more spring creek meets, max.
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Ah weak!
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Bummer dude.. Ask 'em to swap in a rebuilt manual..
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christian i would highly recommend a maunal on the next one but thats me
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I believe the the pesants are correct. Go with a manual if the operatunity arises. Shybri's 04 had the tranny replaced and I believe his 05 had trouble or is having trouble. Dave ( FMD ) has had a bunch of tranny problems as well.

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that sucks man, i hope its just the 01 and up rangers or just the egde in general so i dont have thesee probs
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no most auto rangers the trans just blows thus why i dont have one...another reason why i just dont like auto's in general
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mine hasnt blown yet but im counting the days...

glad you are getting it fixed.. maybe this tranny will last a while.
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no most auto rangers the trans just blows thus why i dont have one...another reason why i just dont like auto's in general
I agree, but it also depends on how hard he drives the truck
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mine hasnt blown yet but im counting the days...

glad you are getting it fixed.. maybe this tranny will last a while.
ya i am waiting on yours i think that chip is the only thing that is saving it how it reporgramed the shift pionts
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no most auto rangers the trans just blows thus why i dont have one...another reason why i just dont like auto's in general
As much as a fan of manual transes as I am, I think that's just a bit of an overstatement. I think if you looked at all Rangers sold you'd see a very small fraction of them having major problems like this. Considering the fact that packages w/ auto transes are easily the most popular configs for Rangers, that's saying something.

Unfortunately our friend Chrisitan here just happened to get a trans w/ a problem. I don't think that shows that all Ranger autos are bad and will fail like this.

Now once the auto has problems, it's pretty obvious that it's going to be a hefty repair bill and a lot of part swapping to get it fixed.
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I agree, but it also depends on how hard he drives the truck

well, i beat the **** out of my truck, and its an auto, no problems yet
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My auto has almost 27k on it and no problems at all. I think one of christians biggest problems was that fact he was running 32in tires with 3:73 gears on a 3.0. Thats a lot for that little motor to handle. I think if christian went to atleast 4.10's a lot of his problems would be helped(or fixed maybe)
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Mine went out after 56k miles (two years to the day of purchase). I know its going to happen again, but hey everything breaks now and again.

Its not a strong system and the littlest unknown symptom can cause havoc.
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ya i am waiting on yours i think that chip is the only thing that is saving it how it reporgramed the shift pionts

i wonder that myself.
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I hate the 3.0 transmissions too, I just spent about $1200 fixing mine... ugh
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all Rangers, regardless of engine, have the same auto trans? I know there are two different manual tranies, the M5OD-R1 and -R1HD, but I thought the autos were all 5R55E's now.. and 4R55E's before that..
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5R55E

that is what i have.
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I dont know what trans my 93 4.0 Had, but it lasted until 180,000 before it went. And even that was only Overdrive when it got hot. Thinking about it now, I probably got really screwed out of $2400...
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well, i beat the **** out of my truck, and its an auto, no problems yet
scotty G beating the **** out of an auto on street is a tad different then offroad haha..
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haha.

you will.

we made a bet on it, at the beach meet.

i give your transmission 2-3 more spring creek meets, max.

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i love my manual tranny but i hate my clutch slave cylinder they all have a weak spot
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As much as a fan of manual transes as I am, I think that's just a bit of an overstatement. I think if you looked at all Rangers sold you'd see a very small fraction of them having major problems like this. Considering the fact that packages w/ auto transes are easily the most popular configs for Rangers, that's saying something.

Unfortunately our friend Chrisitan here just happened to get a trans w/ a problem. I don't think that shows that all Ranger autos are bad and will fail like this.

Now once the auto has problems, it's pretty obvious that it's going to be a hefty repair bill and a lot of part swapping to get it fixed.

I suppose the Mazda 3.0s have this tranny as well? Well I have 42thousand miles and it is beginning to shift harder is this a bad thing?
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