TRUCK DIES WHEN PUT INTO GEAR

  • Tiny
  • gummybear76
  • 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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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 12:04 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 2:56 AM
  • Tiny
  • gummybear76
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Yes, I work about 10 miles away & it usually
comes on about half way home.

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:09 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:16 AM
  • Tiny
  • gummybear76
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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?

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:36 AM
  • Tiny
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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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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:07 PM

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