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Hello my 94 ford ranger 3.0 will start and run but smells really bad and stalls when i put it in gear unless i rev it up first. Im thinking torque converter is there anything else i should look into?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have the torque specs?

I do not

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am doing it myself. The transmission was slipping about a month ago so i flushed the transmission and last night it died on me and i couldnt stop it without it dying on me

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 6 months ago
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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 6 months ago

what condition is the trans fluid??? does it smell burned??

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 6 months ago

any update

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