Mechanics

WHEN I PUT MY MANUAL TRANS IN REVERSE IT GRINDS AND BARELY WANTS TO MOVE IF IM ROLLING BACK IN NEUTRAL IT STILL GRINDS ALL THE OTHER GEARS WORK FINE

1997 Ford Ranger • 150,000 miles

I have a 97 Ford ranger 2wd 5 spd when I put it in reverse and start backing up it makes a grinding noise and barely wants to move all my other gears are fine though what could this be
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Rangerdangerdb6
May 30, 2012.



Possibe internal trans issue? Have you checked driveshaft/joints?

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Fixitmr
May 30, 2012.
Yes driveshaft/ joints checked out fine

Tiny
Rangerdangerdb6
May 30, 2012.
Did this happen gradual or sudden?

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Fixitmr
May 30, 2012.
Sudden

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Rangerdangerdb6
May 30, 2012.
Drain the fluid and check it for bits and pieces.

It could be either bent shifter components or worn gears or chewed up gears. If I recall correctly, that tranny has a side inspection plate that you can remove and take look inside with a flashlight. You should be able to see worn or damaged gears.

Rivermikerat
Jul 24, 2012.