Backing up makes grinding noise

Tiny
RANGERDANGERDB6
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  • 1997 FORD RANGER
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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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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 9:02 PM

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Tiny
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Possibe internal trans issue? Have you checked driveshaft/joints?
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Yes driveshaft/ joints checked out fine
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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Did this happen gradual or sudden?
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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Sudden
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 11:19 PM
Tiny
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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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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 AT 4:13 AM

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