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Tranny problems. Any advice would be great!

Just got home from a 250 mile trip no probs until i got home. My 99 3.0L automatic ranger wont shift into reverse. Shifts fine into park, drive, 1st and 2nd. but no reverse at all. Checked tranny fluid, all good. I dont have much for tranny experience and was hoping someone might have an idea.
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is it trying to shift into reverse or is it acting like its not even there
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Valve body gasket ?
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yes tries to shift but then acts like its in neutral. goofy
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might need a rebuild...not too sure
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been busy hunting and all but i dropped the pan and fluid was clean, no metal filings and wasnt burned at all. Thinking i should get a filter kit and replace the valve body gasket. make sure i dont have any pieces in the valvebody. Seems to me like that might be the problem? thanks for the help
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I have an explorer 4.0l 4x4 im working on and it has the same problem(as well as a mountian of other problems). I was going to check the valve body gasket this weekend but I can't find a replacement valve body gasket anywhere. Where do I need to buy it from?
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Really? Wow ya i just went down to the local NAPA and they had one left in stock. Thats crazy. Guess i just expected they would have one or could order one. I dont know if the 4.0l have a different tranny and would require different gasket?? Planning on getting that gasket changed on mine this weekend too. Let ya know if it works.
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could the solenoid be bad?
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solenoid could be the prob as well. I was going to try the gasket first and hopefully be driving soon. that would be the next thing ill try though if it isnt gasket
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the gasket napa has is probably not the "valve body gasket" more commonly known as the separator plate gasket. go to the dealer and get one...the torque specs are crucial for the valve body so get a workshop manual before attempting to replace the separator plate gasket yourself. if the separator plate gasket was blown, you would have a slipping in reverse but probably not no reverse. lift the rear wheels off the ground and see if you have reverse then
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I was told it didn't have reverse. I have no idea what's going on with it. It has been sitting for over a year and doesn't start now. There isn't any fuel pressure so I'm guessing fuel pump or no gas at all. gauge shows half a tank. do you think a half tank would evaporate in a year?
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well the gas is prolly stale too...replace fuel filter and pump just might be frozen
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replaced the valve body gasket, and ya i had to go to a transmission shop to pick up the valve body gasket. Replaced it follwing my manual, making sure to get the right torque specs and pattern right. still no reverse. didnt lift wheels off ground but it acts like it slips. While i had it all apart everyting seems fine, no burnt tranny fluid, no filings. I had a question though. one of the soleniods was somewhat loose. Is that normal? Could my problem be a bad solenoid?
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there is just a tab and the o-ring that holds them in place so they might feel loose
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Those pesky trannys always give ya problems.. If you don't have much experience with one then you might look this guy up..































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Your significant other , Gerald ?
Or just a pic of you heading off to work ?
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Your significant other , Gerald ?
Or just a pic of you heading off to work ?

Momma always told me that she was auntie Harriet when she came over for a visit??




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Mine just started doing the same thing but i have a 5 speed. Could it be the same thing?
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ok i have a 94 ranger 4x4 4.0 auto, and it does not shift in to second gear, until i let off the gas, and then it shift in to second, im going to take it to a transmission shop, my friend told me that it mite be the trans filter need to be changed, that mite be it
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