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Old 07-07-2008
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i need a new transmission

yup...the day has come..i need to buy a new transmission for my 98 automatic single cab ranger...it has 104 thousand miles on it ..shiaza..it's gonna cost me like 1800 bucks. i think i might buy a new ranger..i love rangers
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Im in the same boat.....exept I have 177k and I also have a crap load of other problems.

I got quoted at 1700-1300 when talking over the phone with a good trans shop. He said it most likely wouldnt be 1700 unless the trans was completely trashed. You try a different shop? Maby you can get it done cheaper if you buy a used trans and have that swapped in.
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wtf i just got my tranny replaced it went out at 62000 miles and it cost $2700 but i got some upgraded parts installed as well but they quoted me $2300 for a stock replacement
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Omg, you guys are scaring me, how long do transmissions last in a Ranger? I just bought a 2008 fx4. This is the first post I have seen about problems with Ranger Transmissions.
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Omg, you guys are scaring me, how long do transmissions last in a Ranger? I just bought a 2008 fx4. This is the first post I have seen about problems with Ranger Transmissions.
Like I said above im at 176k and its still drives. I dont know what these guys did to kill theirs so fast, redneck powers lasted about right but not 01 rangers.

Some days wile in drive it will pause for a second between gears like the clutch is being pressed in on a manual, and some times it will slam in to gear as hard as possible. That is drive, Reverse well it most of the time doesnt work when first started but, after its warmed up and been driven a couple miles most the time it works.


What have you guys done to your trucks to kill the trans so fast? Especially you 01 ranger, is yours a manual or auto? I no the manuals (I think) slave cylinder goes out often but that isnt many miles for an auto....
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Piece of advice, if your mechanically able and willing, if you pull the trans your self and re-install it you'll save a couple hundred bucks.
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Omg, you guys are scaring me, how long do transmissions last in a Ranger? I just bought a 2008 fx4. This is the first post I have seen about problems with Ranger Transmissions.

My Mazda has 131k miles on it and it's still kicking. Transmission is in perfect condition, well.. besides the fact that I messed it up and it snaps into R from D.
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142k here on the '99 mazda and she's sexy as hell still in the tranny department.
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Like I said above im at 176k and its still drives. I dont know what these guys did to kill theirs so fast, redneck powers lasted about right but not 01 rangers.

Some days wile in drive it will pause for a second between gears like the clutch is being pressed in on a manual, and some times it will slam in to gear as hard as possible. That is drive, Reverse well it most of the time doesnt work when first started but, after its warmed up and been driven a couple miles most the time it works.


What have you guys done to your trucks to kill the trans so fast? Especially you 01 ranger, is yours a manual or auto? I no the manuals (I think) slave cylinder goes out often but that isnt many miles for an auto....
well you see when a previous owner doesnt ever change the fluid for 55k miles!!!! that causes a major problem in an auto
my tranny did what yours doing when it was in the shop they pulled the pan off and from what they could see there was a thick dark black sludge everywhere there was a few burned up parts and a bad solinoid
i probably could have fixed it all myself for under $1000 but my dad doesnt trust me and so i told him if he paid for the replacement then fine plus it came with a 3 year 50k mi warranty
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My trans fluid is nasty and burnt also, but I think the past owner took care of the truck until he got a new truck or something then he just beat on it and used it as a beach truck. Its got rust damage from the beach and sand in places you wouldnt think sand could get. I think I do the same stuff he did with it though.
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200000 on stock trany
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Getting my shift kit installed to improve the life of my tranny.
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i treated my truck great...freakin precious for the past year i've had it..the guy that owned it before me treated it good as well..but i think it's due for some work..unfortunately.the guy who does transmissions by me did my dad's on his chevy and it has lasted over a hundred thousand miles after the new tranny...i think it's gona work out just fine..but now i gotta start saving again for my lifft and new tires.
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I have 161,300 on mine and it's still kicking (knocks on wood desk), especially with how hard I pound on it.

Ford's weak spots have always been their electrical and transmissions. I got 257,000 outta my 93 Bronco's transmission and it was the old outdated version of the E4OD with a weaker torque converter and internal componants.

If ya take care of it, check the fluid regularly and get to know the transmission, it'll last ya.

I will add this, I'm worried about my transmission simply because of my milage and how hard I am on the truck.
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Getting my shift kit installed to improve the life of my tranny.
i had one installed while the truck was in the shop as well as a stronger torque converter
its nice and has firm not rough shifts
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i had one installed while the truck was in the shop as well as a stronger torque converter
its nice and has firm not rough shifts
Can't wait I'm stoked.
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I had the ford dealership in Topeka Kansas put in my new tranny last October, 3 year 75,000 WARRANTY I could dig out the paper work for exact figures if needed!
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