Mechanics

TRUCK DIES WHEN PUT INTO GEAR

1990 Ford Ranger • 90,000 miles

Engine runs fine in park & nutrual, but stalls out when put into gear.
Only untill it warms up tho, then it shifts fine.
We have had problem with hesitation when shifting into reverse,
And im not sure if trany has OD or not, that hasnt acctually
worked since we bought it, tho it is on the shifter.
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Gummybear76
June 17, 2012.



I would look for vacuum leaks first. Then I would have the trans checked to verify it is ok.

Is the check engine light on?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 17, 2012.
The code number would be helpfull in trying to see the failed system

you will need a real shop to pull the code as it is an obd 1 system

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 17, 2012.
Yes, I work about 10 miles away & it usually
comes on about half way home.

Tiny
Gummybear76
Jun 17, 2012.
Thank you for the help! My girlfriend searched
for some info yesterday as well, have u heard of
a "clutch converter silenoid" & culd that b a possability?

Tiny
Gummybear76
Jun 17, 2012.
It could be but you would have other issues like no shifting when moving, severe lack of power among other issues.

I would start with basics first to make sure the motor is acting correctly.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 17, 2012.