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Old 07-21-2008
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Weird: shifts hard out of 1st; no speedo; ABS

This morning, out of the blue, my Ranger wouldn't shift out of first until it hit a very high RPM (a fail safe feature?).

The ABS light came on, and the speedometer doesn't work until it shifts out of first.

I assume this is a computer-type problem. Heading for the dealer, but if anyone has any ideas to pass along, it would be much appreciated.

3.0L XLT
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Old 07-21-2008
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What is the year, number of miles, and what kind of tranny??

You may have a tranny on the way out or be low on fluid or have contaminated fluid. Tranny's should be flushed every 30K and newer Ranger's take Mercon V.
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