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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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We are having trouble with our '99 Ford Ranger - new to us.

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We are having trouble with our '99 Ford Ranger - new to us. While put in drive it sometimes will only move forward slowly even with gas petal down, or on another occasion it moved only slightly, but the tires spun. Acts as if the e-brake is on..... Reverse is fine.
E-brake is not engaged.
Throws no codes, no warning lights ?
What could it be?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Does not move in low gears either during those times...then with a few attempts of reversing or placing in park and then back in gear, it will function normally....
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

is the rear end locked up?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not think so... there is new work on the rear end. Passed safety inspection and my mechanic said they saw no issue when it was in the shop.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

can you jack up the rear of the truck and out it in nuetral and see if the tires will spin by hand