When put into drive you can feel the engagement but the engine still skips

Tiny
CANNON1349
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  • 2004 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • 183,544 MILES
This truck has been sitting for about 4/5 years. When it was parked it was said that it had a transmission issue. It is now in my possession, and I got it running, and yes, there is an issue. When put into reverse the engine will skip when you give it gas to try to back up but it won't pull the truck. When put into drive you can feel the engagement but the engine still skips when given throttle. Now, when put into manual first the truck will move fine. And in manual second it will move but not as well.

So, the truck is now in the air with all 4 wheels on jack stands. When I put the truck in reverse the rear wheels will turn backwards, and also turn when given gas. Same for when in drive. Think it's time for a new transmission or should I bother with trying a filter change? I also heard that these transmissions have adjustable bands?

Waiting to hear your thoughts.
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 AT 6:22 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

it sounds like it could be the intermediate speed sensor when they go bad they may or may not leave a code. Here is the location and replacement instruction in the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/automatic-transmission-problems

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 5:45 AM
Tiny
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Any chance I can send you cash! That was the problem it shifts great again :)
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 5:52 AM

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