Transmission will not shift

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I can put it in gear but it won’t engage. I have changed the vacuum modulator as well as changed the fluid and filter. Any idea what is going on?
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 3:01 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

Was there any debris on the magnet in the pan?

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

It sounds like either the front pump or the torque converter has failed.

It most likely will need to be removed and inspected for the failure.

Roy
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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Honestly, it looked pretty clean. No noticeable debris, no metal shavings. There were some granules in the fluid itself. Very fine like you would find at the bottom of a coffee pot. I took that to be due to the age of the fluid, as it has not been changed for some time.
If it is the pump or the converter you are saying it would be better to take it to the shop?
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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I do not know your abilities for doing a transmission removal and internal repair.

If you can, then I would consider a used transmission as a replacement as the parts for repairing these is expensive.

Roy
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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I m not against taking it in. I would like to locate the problem first though. If the torque converter goes bad it s usually due to overheating isn t it? Prior to this problem I have not really had any issues with the transmission. No overheating, no leaks, or no slipping. I m not a great mechanic so I m not looking to overhaul it or pull it myself. I m just looking for information. Thanks
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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The torque converter fails internally from either the shaft splines stripping out or internal failure. You would not just replace it as it puts out metal. That will damage the rest of the transmission.

It will result in an overhaul.

Roy
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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Copy that. I will take it in. Thank you for your assistance.
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Glad to help.

Roy
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Saturday, February 9th, 2019 AT 5:00 PM

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