I'm stuck and I don't know why.
My ranger is a 1999 3 liter 6 cyl, extended cab, standard transmission with 104,000 miles on it. I live very close to work and don't drive it much.
What happened is I parked it Friday afternoon and it was running and operating great. When I got back in it Sunday night it wouldn't move. The engine runs great and it goes into gear just fine but when I give it gas it just "leans" into the wheels with a squeaky groan as if the wheels themselves don't want to spin. I tried just putting it in neutral and pushing it with no luck there either.
I had this problem once before in Wisconsin in severe cold where my brakes actually froze and I was able to thaw it out by pouring hot water over the back tires. Seems how it's been in the 80's here in San Diego I don't think that's he problem. I have had a bit of trouble shifting into 1st for a while now figuring it was an aging clutch and thought that might be part of the problem. But, like I said the truck does seem to go into gear and I can get it to "lean" forward in 1st and backward in reverse. I checked my emergency brake and it seems to be released but it is a bit warn and normally couldn't hold so tight anyway. Somehow it just seems as though the tires won't spin and all the truck can do is rock as though the tires were stuck against a curb.
I'm stumped. If any body has a guess as to what it could be I'd appreciate your help. I'd just like to get it rolling again so I can get it to a garage without the expense of a tow.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:48 PM