TRUCK DIES WHEN PUT INTO GEAR

1990 Ford Ranger

Tiny

gummybear76

June, 17, 2012 AT 12:04 AM

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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Tiny

ASEMaster6371

June, 17, 2012 AT 2:56 AM

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

Tiny

gummybear76

June, 17, 2012 AT 3:09 AM

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

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

June, 17, 2012 AT 3:16 AM

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

Tiny

gummybear76

June, 17, 2012 AT 3:36 AM

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

ASEMaster6371

June, 17, 2012 AT 3:07 PM

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

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