BACKING UP MAKES GRINDING NOISE

1997 Ford Ranger

Tiny

rangerdangerdb6

May, 30, 2012 AT 9:02 PM

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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5 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

May, 30, 2012 AT 9:16 PM

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

Tiny

rangerdangerdb6

May, 30, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

Yes driveshaft/ joints checked out fine

Tiny

fixitmr

May, 30, 2012 AT 11:13 PM

Did this happen gradual or sudden?

Tiny

rangerdangerdb6

May, 30, 2012 AT 11:19 PM

Sudden

Tiny

rivermikerat

July, 24, 2012 AT 4:13 AM

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.

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